Leadership Learning : Just a Step Ahead…..

Thoughts about leading and learning…..

Why great teachers make good coaches….

As many of you know hockey is a huge part of life here at the Luce household. There are many parallels drawn and lessons taught through a daily comparison between hockey and education. We may even have the odd heated debate. My experience as both an educator, hockey mom and hockey wife is that the…

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Discourse

When I reflect back on my week and try to summarize how I could capture it in one word, I would choose discourse. I had several opportunities this week for some deep learning with my colleagues. Part of this learning involved some rich discussions in which we felt comfortable publicly pushing each others’ thinking, wrestling…

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What Fills Your Bucket?

Over the last year and a half I have discovered…… I LOVE working with others to plan and deliver quality professional learning for administrators and staff. I LOVE working with my staff and knowledgeable others to set direction, develop and implement a comprehensive improvement plan for our school. I LOVE working internationally with teachers and…

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What do you hold on to?

My husband recently sent me this quote. He told me that one of the flight attendants on a recent flight referenced it and it really resonated with him. It also made me think of our journey as leaders, especially in the area of resilience. As a leader I often struggle when I make a mistake…

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How do you connect?

Over the holidays this commercial really resonated with me. It made me examine my habits and my connection to others. Do I have a sense of community within my neighbourhood and school? Do I take time to notice the beauty in others around me? Am I present in the moment or distracted with my thoughts,…

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My #Oneword

A year ago this week I identified my #oneword as Intentional. I pledged to be more intentional in my personal life and wellness. I have done a good job in this regard. I have scheduled pilates into my week at least 3 days a week and have been steadfast in keeping this commitment. I have…

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Looking back to move ahead………

Where to next? This year has been a mix of disappointment/heartache/joy and change. There have been many lessons learned through these experiences and I find myself in a place where I am asking myself what is my next move? Catherine Zeisner, a very close friend of mine recently completed her EdD and used the analogy…

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