Your Child Is Known: The Importance of “My Learning”

Flourish Article Fall 2017 My baby book sits in an old cardboard box in my basement. Occasionally I will pull it out, pages yellowed and perfectly square photos slipping out from the once tacky pages. Memories of my childhood will flood my thoughts, of people who are no longer with us and of special times … More Your Child Is Known: The Importance of “My Learning”

What is Your BOLD Statement?- Ginger Hardage

Ginger Hardage, retired Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines, asked those of us at Leadercast Live, “what is your bold statement”? Any purpose driven organization should have a bold statement that reflects and articulates it’s mission succinctly. At Trinity School, we continually circle back to our mission. What does it say … More What is Your BOLD Statement?- Ginger Hardage

What is YOUR Purpose? 

PURPOSE Noun: the reason for which something exists  What is your purpose? What is preventing you from discovering your purpose? Leadercast Women asked this very question to the hundreds in attendance. That is a pretty lofty question to impose on someone, isn’t it? I honestly can’t articulate my purpose on this Earth in a neatly written phrase…YET. I know that we … More What is YOUR Purpose? 

Presentations that Make an Impact

Kristin Anderson @kristiande and Jim Knight @jimknight99 Unmistakable Impact Talk Like TED The Naked Presenter Which presentation is more effective? Steve Jobs/CEO AT&T Cingular anticipation, repetition, visual aids, speaking from the heart, clear, simple, told a story, humor, element of novelty When we look at benchmark presentations, we rarely listen to speakers as educators, because we’re learning so … More Presentations that Make an Impact

The Instructional Playbook

Ann Hoffman @annghoffman #tlc2016 From Jim Knight’s The Impact Cycle John Hattie- The Blue Book Spray, Pray and Walk Away strategies don’t work. Coaching impacts implementation in the classroom! Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance. The coaching model and instructional playbook has to be Effective and Efficient   Partner- togetherness … More The Instructional Playbook

Thanks for the Feedback

Sheila Heen @sheilaheen #tlc2016 Effective feedback is the biggest indicator of student achievement according to John Hattie. Feedback isn’t necessarily about how we GIVE it, it’s about how we RECEIVE it. -Kristin Anderson Harvard Negotiation Project Getting to Yes Difficult Conversations Thanks for the Feedback           During all of Sheila’s conversations, the … More Thanks for the Feedback