We are almost a week into 2019 and lots of things have been happening. Some of us have started eating better and exercising regularly (Woo Hoo). Some of us have set goals for the year and broken them down by quarter, month, week and day (You go!!!!) And some of us, me in particular, have … More Happy New Year, Happy New Website!
This week at Lake Forest Academy, where I work, we had an active shooter drill. At first I was upset that we needed to perform such a drill but it now makes me look at every room I am in – at school, in a restaurant, in my home, at Target. You name it, I … More Active Shooter Drill
I have to be honest, I am not at a 100% today and have not been since before Thanksgiving. I am not sure why, but I am just not “on”. I read recently that we go through ebbs and flows in our lives, but I do not like the feeling of not being my usual … More Not at 100%
So now that you know some of the many opportunities that are out there for your professional development, you need to choose one and begin the process of getting approval and funding to attend. Many of the conferences I listed in my last blog post, How to find a conference, have letters or templates for … More Getting approval for your Professional Development
I am a HUGE fan of professional development! If you do not believe me, read every blog post I have ever written, or have a conversation with me about how to . . . fill in the blank. Looking to improve yourself? Seek out professional development. Want to get ahead in your career? Seek out … More How to find a Conference
A few weeks back, I wrote a blogpost on AI and how we as a profession cannot be replaced by AI therefore we should not fear it. That being said, we will not go very far on our good looks and charm. Professional Development is the key and there are many ways to obtain knowledge … More Professional Development is the key to your success!
Yesterday, on my Facebook page, I shared a link to a documentary called The Global Generation about Lake Forest Academy where I work and my son Jacob went to school. I mentioned that I hoped after watching the documentary that you would be able to understand why I am so passionate about my place of … More I am so exhausted from the excitement of what can be.
Our annual reviews at Lake Forest Academy take place between the end of January to the beginning of March. I am working on mine right now. (Insert the sound of a record scratching here) What?!?!?!? Yep . . . I have learned the hard way that I need to be preparing for my annual review … More Annual Reviews
Everyone is talking about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to take over the Admin role. Hogwash, I say! We Admins are way too smart, in many aspects, that AI cannot duplicate. Such things as innovative thinking, compassion, empathy, self and social awareness, reflection, authenticity, gut instincts, tolerance, management of your thoughts/emotions, collaboration and relationship … More Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking our jobs? Seriously?!?!? Well, be my guest!!!
We just had our Reunion celebration this weekend at Lake Forest Academy. One of my Inner Circle colleagues asked if she could borrow a dress. I have received many dresses from her and it made me think about how costly it is to build a work wardrobe when you are coming back to work full-time. … More Building a fashionable work wardrobe on a budget