Start Failing – LUE003

Start Failing – LUE003

Episode: Start Failing Hosts: Jeff Herb (@jeffherb) and Nikki Woodbury (@nikkiwoodbury) Show notes/resources: About LightUpEDU - about page We talked about two of our articles on the episode today. Failure Leads to Success, or Does It? You Can't Let the Losses Define...

Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

When I was a kid, I used to love looking at optical illusion images. I was fascinated by the way the images could change based upon a person’s perception or mindset.  One of my favorites was this one. My first view was the beautiful young lady.  While others,...

No Risk, No Reward

No Risk, No Reward

Risks are things that educators have a hard time taking. Why? For one, when we discuss taking risks we are usually referring to our instruction - which we see as having a direct impact on student learning. By taking risks, we fear irreparable harm on a student’s...

Failure Leads to Success. Or does it?

Failure Leads to Success. Or does it?

I took a walk today and stopped in a few classrooms just for fun.  As I sat in the back of one classroom, I noticed all of the positive posters displayed on the walls.   “Today is a great day to learn something new!” “You never fail until you stop trying.” “FAIL;...

You Can Only Control What You Can Control

You Can Only Control What You Can Control

Control is a funny thing. Sometimes you only feel at peace when you have it and other times you need to lose it to learn and move forward. It’s amazing, actually, that one characteristic can be so polarizing in different situations. Control is something that educators...

The Obviously, Concealed Solution

The Obviously, Concealed Solution

Recently, I came across a video that was introduced to me a few years ago.  As a leader, I've used this video for many different purposes to bring a voice to different messages that I was trying to convey.  Sometimes, the obvious is really hard to see. Check It out!...

An A doesn’t mean you know more than a C

An A doesn’t mean you know more than a C

As a principal, I have the pleasure of fielding many of the concerns that drum up from things that take place in (and out of) the building. Sometimes, these conversations are moderately simple and can be rectified in minutes by simply informing the uninformed. There...

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