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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest. The list continues. We have so many options for getting our message out to others. I have often remarked that the blog should be the centerpiece of your social media life. It’s the place in cyberspace...
Lucy’s birthday is a mystery. Like Cabrio, she was picked up as a stray. While the rescue estimated her to be around 3 years old, several vets estimated her age to be much older. Lucy adapted well to life as...
The average professional spends a total of six weeks a year looking for things! You don’t want to be part of that statistic, and having a good filing system is vital. The heart of a digital system is the “Documents”...
Two decades ago, the solution for our busy lives was one book to house everything. Our calendar, to-do list, address book, and notes were in one place. The Franklin Planner and Day-Timer were the survival tools of that era. Many...
This article is an “oldie but a goodie.” It’s one I wrote for  Principal magazine back in 2010. The article encourages principals to use blogs as a means of communication. Because blogs have been around for a while, they don’t...
Where memory fails, the written word reminds. We write thoughts on our blogs to communicate what is important today. Later, those posts serve as a reliable record of that which is now history. I was thrilled to receive an e-mail...
Several years ago, Fast Company included an article by Dan & Chip Heath entitled, “Analysis of Paralysis.” The essence of the article is captured in the sentence which ended the article’s first paragraph: “Simplicity allows people to act.” I find...
Tonight, the NCAA will crown a new men’s basketball champion. It seems particularly appropriate to feature this clip at this time. From my favorite movie of all time. Listen to what Gene Hackman is saying. While he’s talking about basketball,...
I enjoyed creating this segment for the School Leadership Briefing. I hope it helps you solve “May Madness.” Update: Unfortunately, the audio is no longer available. Listen to the podcast...
One of the great “school” movies of all times is Mr. Holland’s Opus. Those who have seen it cannot  cannot forget the finale. Budget cuts were scheduled to eliminate the program this man had worked his whole career to build....