[Note: the thoughts and ideas in this blog post are my own and are not intended -- in any way -- to be representative of my employer.] As an educator, the past few months have been challenging, but certainly manageable. The adjustment to distance learning has not been easy -- I miss being around the … Continue reading Moving Forward: Thoughts on a New School Year
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. - Goethe While I often refer to this quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as one of my favorites, it is also personally convicting. For me, the struggle doesn't necessarily lie in doing things that matter, but in determining … Continue reading The Long Road to What Matters Most
This week I delivered a number of Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots to students in our school community. I was surprised by the mixed emotions I felt as I stopped at trailers, houses, and apartments to drop-off the devices. It was great to see my students and register their excitement at the prospect of being able … Continue reading What Will Next School Year Look Like?
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails. - William Arthur Ward Yesterday afternoon, I went for a walk. On most weekends, I try to get out to someplace scenic, go for a hike and take a few pictures. I love the adventure in hiking and … Continue reading Adjust Your Sails
This week I took a break. I packed up some of my gear and headed into the mountains near Payson, Arizona for a two-night camping trip. October in the mountains in Arizona is true fall weather -- something I don't often experience in Phoenix. It was beautiful, with highs in the low seventies and lows … Continue reading Go Ahead and Take a Break
Too often I find myself looking at the coming week and creating a plan to survive. That isn't a great mindset for beginning a week. So, lately, I have been making an effort to determine how I can set-up my week for success and actually thrive -- instead of just surviving. Here are a few … Continue reading A Weekly Guide to Thrive