As educators, we are surrounded by people that need us. Students, parents, and other staff draw on our mental and emotional energy. How are you putting life back into your years?
The idea of moral framing is a powerful concept to help you empathize with others. When is the last time you tried to reframe your thoughts through the lens of another?
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford
List of Alaskan Edubloggers
As innovators we love change, this makes us weird.
I know that I have an uneasy relationship with screens and my kids. I constantly question whether they have to much time, the wrong kind of time, or the wrong kind of content. Sarah Dewitt’s TedTalk frames the discussion around screen in a thoughtful and useful way.
Very few people like conflict, including leaders. Fear of conflict prevents us from giving feedback employees, peers, and bosses. Lack of specific, timely feedback from a trusted person prevents many from realizing their true potential.
Leadership lesson for the day:
“Bedside manner matters and it matters more the greater the authority gap between you and the person you are talking too.”
We should all be more grateful. As a leader in a non-profit field, it can be hard to convey that gratitude without spending a ton of cash. Here is my list of free or low priced ways to express genuine gratitude.