When life gets going we tend to let the whirlwind of daily tasks get in the way of accomplishing our goals. We get bogged down and discouraged. We had a great plan... but it's the execution of the plan that is hard. I have a goal to motivate my teachers to create a technology-rich environment in their classrooms. A place where students are offered a choice in how they demonstrate their learning. I've looked at the influencer model (Grenny, Patterson, Maxfield, McMillan, & Swi
Leading organizational change is not an easy thing to do especially at the beginning of the school year. It is a time when teachers are bombarded with new policies and programs to incorporate into the new school year. That's why it's important to choose a few vital behaviors that will give you the most bang for your buck to avoid over-promising and under-performing. Have you ever written a New Year's Revolution resolution only to abandon it come February? It’s possible you di
But WHY? These two words can be the downfall of any organization looking to change the way they do things. If people don't understand why you do things the way you do them, then they are not likely to do anything you ask them to do. Simon Sinek (2009) studied many businesses and wrote a book about what he noticed the successful businesses did. The most successful businesses were the ones that clearly communicated the WHY behind their business for the employees and customers.