Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Monday morning memo ~ 2

Check out these 4 short posts below on positivity!

The Positive Teacher Pledge

Be sure to sign the "Positive Pledge."

14 Simple Strategies to be More Positive

An Original Tale for Teachers... Nikki the Giraffe

~ Your enthusiasm and positive energy set the tone for your students. Your attitude is one of the few things you can actually control, be sure to use it wisely!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Monday morning memo ~ 1

Union R-XI staff,

Hopefully you are all recharged and re-energized. The upcoming 2012-2013 school year is now upon us, and we are entrusted with perhaps the most important job of all jobs... educating and teaching our future's youth. This task is not to be taken lightly. It will require nothing less than the best we have to offer, perhaps even more...

There are rare occasions when everything seems to be aligned just perfectly. In the Union R-XI School District, that time is now... the time when we come together and refocus our energies on doing whatever it takes to personalize and positively impact the lives of our students. Going the extra mile and making that personal connection will be a fundamental piece in achieving our goals.

The Union R-XI School District has reached a "tipping point," and as everything comes seamlessly together, it is more and more apparent that the time is now...

Please find a colleague and spend 4 uninterrupted minutes (with the volume up) to watch this video.

Have a great school year Union R-XI, and be on the lookout for the Monday morning memo!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Monday morning musings...

Historical origin of the word 'administrator' is 'ministrare' (serve). Consider today how you can better serve your teacher leaders...

"I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center." by Kurt Vonnegut

"Nothing in education puts a bigger ceiling on learning than limiting kids to what’s in the textbook. We live in the age of iPads, Google, and Skype. To the learner that wants to know more, do more, and explore more, the opportunities are there. We just have to think outside the book." via @mcleod

The Voice of the Active Learner:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Back to school inspiration in Union R-XI

I wanted to share some blog posts, images & videos that could be beneficial to building and district administrators preparing for back to school meetings and kickoffs. If you have other great resources worthy of sharing, please be sure to leave a comment with the link!

Run your day by @bjnichols

The positive pledge by @jongordon11

Here there be dragons by @biebert

Today is YOURS by @coolcatteacher

Swimming against the tide by @lookforsun

Leave a legacy by @justintarte