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I like you, I trust you, We can do this together!

  I like you… When you work in an environment that is healthy and where people genuinely like each other, it is more like fun than work. Indications of a healthy workplace include people smiling at each other and enjoying each other’s company; employees looking out for one other and […]

One… Three… Five Years to Amazing School Culture!

“We fought with kids and parents for three years about our dress code. We heard every argument you can imagine and most of them several times over. We fought with parents again when we told students they could not “boo” during ballgames. At times, it was exhausting.”   This is […]

We say “please,” “thank you,” and we hold doors for people

According to veteran educator Monte White, the habits of saying please, thank you, and holding doors for people are where it all starts.     While one might pass these things off as “just having manners,” Monte sees them as the root of positive school culture and he has infused […]

Leaving Home…..

Why did you move? Because it made no sense at all!  Because we’ve spent years encouraging our kids, students, friends and colleagues to leave home and experience LIFE and the adventure it brings. Laurie and I had our “dream home” for fourteen years.  It was a magical place nestled on […]

She Died With Everything . . .

Grandma Ivy died in Kansas on Monday morning.  We were in Australia and got the news and wondered if it was possible to fly half way around the world to celebrate Laurie’s mom’s mother.  She was only 87 but what an 87 years she lived. I wonder some days if […]

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