the inside out
the inside out
What is your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment is living each day to its fullest, and focusing on being what the people around me need me to be. I take care of myself too, don’t worry, I just don’t want taking care of myself to interfere with what others need.
One of my greatest accomplishments...
Or maybe this...
Leading from the
Won’t buy anything you say until they buy YOU
Model REAL learning
Focus on strengths
Motivate others to improve
Have strong, positive relationships
Be a vulnerable learner
WHO are you?
What is YOUR strength?
Quiz question #2:
No worries about feeling really dumb while you participate in this presentation! I have stolen all my good ideas. The bad ones? They are mine!
Who are your greatest teachers?
Let’s watch the first 3:33 of this video featuring author Will Richardson
Two very different boys, one has struggled through school
Learned how valuable and precious it is to work past prickly exteriors with students
Learned that what is going on inside of a student isn’t always aligned with behaviors
I have felt like a failure as a parent
When I hear someone talking about a “bad” parent, I hear them talking about me
Parents I have met are doing the best they can with the information and resources they have
They need our support and loving honesty
NOT our judgement
You are more likely to regret the things you DON’T do, not the things you actually do
This guy...I will share more about him later
How can we make school a place where students
Never do something yourself that a student could do
He who does the most talking does the most learning
Dr. Anthony Muhammad
What Motivates you to Improve?
how we can motivate
others to improve?
Be THEIR champion
Be THEIR champion too
Teachers touch the lives of students and parents all day, every day.
Principals don’t. Our most important work is with our teachers.
See their perspective
What is Empathy?
Brene Brown video
Dr. William Glasser, Choice Theory
Staff won’t buy anything you say until they buy YOU
Teach five basic needs
Help teachers meet needs without interfering with others’ meeting their own needs
Dr. Glasser’s Five Basic Needs
Energize each other
Let your baggage fall off you like leaves as you walk toward the schoolhouse
Don’t be afraid
Four Months Later...
Be careful though...
Be a creeper
Being there! When you are there, you can observe, you can listen, you know what the problems are before they become problems
Embrace Your Failures
Picture the types of interactions you want to see your teachers have with students, picture the ideal classroom, the ideal relationships...then model that with your teachers.
Write your 30 second “Elevator Story”. How do we know who we are collectively unless we define it? Then, when making decisions, we can weigh them against who we are