#leadlap Archive

Our chat will focus on the idea that we can lead and make positive change from any position in our school systems. Leadership is not about a title, it is a way of thinking and acting.

Saturday May 12, 2018
10:30 AM EDT

  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:30 AM EDT
    Welcome to #LeadLAP! Please introduce yourself by telling us your name, where you are from, what you do. Also, share a graphic with your favorite quote! #Path2Serendipity
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:30 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP is starting now! Join the conversation. #tlap #momsasprincipals #leadupchat
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:30 AM EDT
      Welcome to #LeadLAP! Please introduce yourself by telling us your name, where you are from, what you do. Also, share a graphic with your favorite quote! #Path2Serendipity
  • LiaGyore May 12 @ 10:31 AM EDT
    Good morning, #LeadLAP ! Lia, K teacher and aspiring admin checking in from a rainy So Cal. Mother Nature is on my last nerve!
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:31 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP friends. Thanks for joining in this morning. @BethHouf and I are excited to have @AllysonApsey steering the ship today!
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:31 AM EDT
    Welcome Lia!! We will keep it nice and sunny in #LeadLap!!
    In reply to @LiaGyore
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Good morning, Lia. Thanks for joining #LeadLAP
    In reply to @LiaGyore
  • mrbgilson May 12 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Brent from Magrath Alberta, JH LA and Social Teacher. #LeadLAP #readersnotrobots #curiositycrew
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Hi Brent. Great to have you with us today. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrbgilson
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Welcome Brent! Love your quote!! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @mrbgilson
  • SpEdTeachLove May 12 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Morning! Ambre Lee from SoCal-SPED teacher & Content Leader. Confession: I haven't read the book (yet)-I've seen it popping up everywhere & I'm super intrigued by the Amazon reviews ; )#leadlap
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:30 AM EDT
      Welcome to #LeadLAP! Please introduce yourself by telling us your name, where you are from, what you do. Also, share a graphic with your favorite quote! #Path2Serendipity
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP I'm Jay and elementary principal from NJ and this is my favorite quote about leadership ... and I have a lot #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • mradamwelcome May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Hey hey #leadlap Adam from Cali here! I'm Dir of Innovation + co-author/founder of #KidsDeserveIt - PUMPED for this chat!
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    SO happy to be here! Allyson Apsey, principal of Quincy Elem in MI. AND the author of The Path to Serendipity, just released by @dbc_inc https://t.co/RJFmDYWxov This pic is from the book! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • CristinaDajero May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Cristina, Reading Specialist, from Virginia Beach, VA #LeadLAP #LoveLiteracyLearning
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Good morning, #LeadLAP crew! I normally use my intro gif, but since we need a fav quote graphic, I'll use that! It's a close race between @gcouros positives so loud and this one, but this one edged it out today! Oh, and HS Eng/Tech Coach/Webmaster/Dist. Comm Dir from MO!
  • MrYanuzzelli May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    👋 #LeadLAP Jim from NJ.
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • staci_erickson2 May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Staci from Texas. Currently an assistant principal but next year I will teach at the middle school and also be an instructional coach. #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    So blessed to have @AllysonApsey steer the ship today! Hate to miss it but enjoying mom time on this Mother’s Day Weekend! #LeadLAP ☠️❤️☠️
  • MrWawczak May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Good morning everyone! John, Principal from suburban Chicago, ready to chat! #LeadLAP
  • SchulerESD May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Liz from Wisconsin, art teacher and tech liaison. Third chat in a row this morning, I’m swimming in the deep end this morning and learning so much! #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Welcome!! So glad you are here! And, can't wait to hear the connections you make to The #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SpEdTeachLove
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Good morning, #LeadLAP!! I'm Dave from San Diego Pumped to have #Path2Serendipity author, @AllysonApsey here today!!! #tlap #leadupchat #EduGladiators
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Great to have you here, Ambre! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SpEdTeachLove
  • chadw675 May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP. Chad from NY
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Welcome Jay!! Love the quote and love YOU!! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JayBilly2
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Always great to have you here, Jay! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JayBilly2
  • abney45 May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP! Robert, proud Principal of Los Lunas HIgh School here. Our seniors graduate next Saturday, and my daughter graduates tonight. Excitement!
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Hi #leadlap!Good morning! Rita from Wisco, ES principal beginning July1!!! EXCITED for the new role.
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Welcome, Liz! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SchulerESD
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Thrilled to have you, Adam! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mradamwelcome
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Good morning! I'm Amy from San Diego and happy to be here. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Good morning friend!! Glad you are here!! 10 miles this morning? #LeadLAP #RunLAP
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Hi, John!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrWawczak
  • ASMILEwithAnna May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Hi! 👋🏼Anna from San Diego, where I teach English 11 and AVID 11, mentor a student teacher from SDSU, and learn from my mentor @AmyLIllingworth at #SUHSD Teacher Leadership Academy. My favorite quote of this week is from my student. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @AmyLIllingworth
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Good to see, James! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrYanuzzelli, @AllysonApsey
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Welcome Cristina!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @CristinaDajero
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Good morning, Laura. Always great to have you in #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura, @gcouros
  • MPapaEdu May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Good morning, #leadlap crew! Michelle, HS AP in NJ.
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Great to see so many great edus here on #Leadlap this morning. Loving #Path2Serendipity
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Welcome back, Staci. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @staci_erickson2
  • mrsyohePOB May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good morning! Stephanie from NY, 4th grade teacher! #LeadLAP
  • BobbieFrench May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good Morning- I'm Bobbie a PK-8 Lead Learner in MA! Excited to be here with @AllysonApsey this morning #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Hi, Cristina!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @CristinaDajero, @AllysonApsey
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Woo hoo! So glad to see you participating this morning! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ASMILEwithAnna, @AllysonApsey
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP friends! Always share this quote with my Ss.
  • dherman62 May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good Morning all. Deanna from Chicagoland. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Well-deserved, Beth. Have an awesome weekend with your family. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @AllysonApsey
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    You are such a good role model of courage Dave!! So blessed to have @dbc_inc support for The #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
  • MPapaEdu May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Happy Mother’s Day! #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @AllysonApsey
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good morning, Chad! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @chadw675
  • LiaGyore May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    My favorite quote; "Its going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible." #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    LOVE!! #LeadLAP
  • MrWawczak May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Dig this quote so much! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrsyohePOB
  • CristinaDajero May 12 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Glad to be here #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • mospillman May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Hello from Georgia. I’m teaching elementary seed next year and can’t wait! Favorite quote: Being nice is cool. Don’t know who said it, though. 😊 #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • 3_DLeadership May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Morning #LeadLAP checking in from California - former Jr high educator who works in higher education! Love applying concepts from K-12 and sharing concepts from higher ed! https://t.co/XycTLJPynp
  • courtkneeruns May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Morning! Courtney from Palo Alto, CA. Teach #ELA and #worldhistory at #inclusive high school @Hopetechschool. #buildrelationships #LeadLAP
  • MrBartmas May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Have a whole board on Pinterest of my favorite quotes! #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Good morning, Robert. Always great to have you in #LeadLAP
    In reply to @abney45
  • LindseyDanhoff May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Hi 👋🏼#LeadLAP ! Lindsey Danhofd from Columbus, OH. First grade teacher and aspiring leader!
  • VosaicInsight May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Good morning. Emir from Lincoln NE! #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Welcome Staci! Always love learning from you! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • staci_erickson2 May 12 @ 10:33 AM EDT
      Staci from Texas. Currently an assistant principal but next year I will teach at the middle school and also be an instructional coach. #leadlap
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Finally a free Saturday morning! Missed you all the last two chats! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @gcouros
  • MPapaEdu May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Maya Angelou ❤️ #leadlap
    In reply to @burgessdave, @AllysonApsey
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Hi, Monica!!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mospillman, @AllysonApsey
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    So happy for you, Rita!! Welcome aboard. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • MrBillBaldwin May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    I am Bill From Knoxville TN principal at Northwest Middle and wrapping up year one as principal #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    HI John!! Welcome! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrWawczak
  • klubkraker May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Cheryl from Zeeland, #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Hey Amy. Thanks for jumping in today. Miss you! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AmyLIllingworth
  • diane_mackinnon May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Good morning, pirate leaders! Diane Elem Principal from CT #leadLap
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Good morning, Michelle!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MPapaEdu, @AllysonApsey
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • Dale_Chu May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    HAPPENING NOW: @AllysonApsey leading a talk on #Path2Serendipity. Follow along at #LeadLAP!
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    LOVE this quote! We talk about curiosity but I love the word ‘fascination’ too! #LeadLAP
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Hi from greater STL. I'm a HS math teacher specializing in inquiry-based learning and STEM integration #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Whoo hoo!! What a morning!! You are going to LOVE #LeadLAP today! #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @SchulerESD
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    New favorite quote #LeadLAP
    • InterestingFol1 May 12 @ 10:30 AM EDT
      You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.
  • inpursuitofed May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Good Morning #LeadLAP! Niki Cassaro, HS Assistant Principal from Seattle, WA
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Good morning #leadlap from Barbara, school counselor and author of What's Under Your Cape? in Friendswood, TX. Super excited to grow with all of you today.
  • CristinaDajero May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Hello captain! ☠️📚#LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgessdave, @AllysonApsey
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Q1 is up... #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    My favorite quote #LeadLAP
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Good morning, #LeadLAP chat! I'm Pascale, an elementary vice-principal from Ontario, Canada.
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Hey friend! I'm glad I woke up in time to participate! I miss you too! When can we walk again? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Welcome Robert!! Happy to learn with you this morning!! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @abney45
  • SpEdTeachLove May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    A1: Joyful #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Great to have you back, Diane. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @diane_mackinnon
  • tsschmidty May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Good morning #leadlap! Looking forward to a great chat with @AllysonApsey! Todd, elem principal in CA!
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Q1 is up! #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • PrincipalHodges May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Andrew from Denver here! It's a grey morning here but ready for some #LeadLAP sunshine!
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Congrats, Bill! How did it go? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrBillBaldwin
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Thank you Shelley!!!! I am grateful for all of the preparation you and your team have given me. #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • mradamwelcome May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Wow!! Way to go Rita!! So exciting!! You will LOVE The #Path2Serendipity as you get ready for your new role!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Big changes ahead; just last night I dreamed I was going back into the classroom to teach third grade! It was scary because I was a high school Spanish teacher before I became a counselor. #leadlap
    In reply to @staci_erickson2
  • mradamwelcome May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    A1 - Purposeful #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Hi Amy!! So glad you are here! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AmyLIllingworth
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    A1: Fulfilled #leadlap
  • mrbgilson May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    A: Learning. I love to learn, I want to do my best for my students and co-workers. That can only happen if I grow along with the changes around us. #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • adrianag62 May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    So many favorite quotes to pick from!!! #LeadLAP
  • MrBillBaldwin May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    #leadlap one of my favorite quotes
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    I'm heading to Hawaii with @mreruchie on Friday, but could walk one evening this week... #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AmyLIllingworth, @mreruchie
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Love this Anna!! Welcome! #LeadLAP
    • ASMILEwithAnna May 12 @ 10:34 AM EDT
      Hi! 👋🏼Anna from San Diego, where I teach English 11 and AVID 11, mentor a student teacher from SDSU, and learn from my mentor @AmyLIllingworth at #SUHSD Teacher Leadership Academy. My favorite quote of this week is from my student. #LeadLAP
      In reply to @AllysonApsey, @AmyLIllingworth
  • BobbieFrench May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    ACCEPTING The world would be a wonderful place if Everyone was ACCEPTED for who they are... #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • mrsyohePOB May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    Passion! #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    Great to have you with us, Pascale. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @PascaleLMichaud
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    Morning #LeadLAP. Dropping in to hang out with all of you and learn something this morning. I’m Latoya and it’s a beautiful day in SC. My favorite quote:
  • MajaliseTolan May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    A1: Joyful #LeadLAP
  • maeward2311 May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity Hi! Mae here from Millburn, NJ! Teacher Leader.
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    Welcome Michelle! Great quote!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MPapaEdu
  • JoanJtracy May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    Hey #LeadLAP. My leadership quote is from Einstein, I 🤔 Out of clutter, a leader brings simplicity.
  • MrWawczak May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    A1: Happy - who doesn’t like being happy? And I truly believe happy people spread that to others around them as well #LeadLAP
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    A1: This is a tough one! Lots of choices...leaning towards "Joyful" at the moment. #LeadLAP (I bet @OrganicLeaderVB may agree!)
  • mradamwelcome May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    A1 x2 We only get once chance, gotta make it count and contribute to society in a PURPOSEFUL way! #leadlap
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    A1: HAPPY is an all encompassing word. It can apply to all aspects of life but if you're HAPPY then everything else is in place #LeadLaP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    So great to have you, Latoya. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @latoyadixon5
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    A1: Great question! I want to lead a life that is FULFILLED. #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • abney45 May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    A1: Fulfilling. Personally & professionally, I want to live life with a cup that is overflowing. #LeadLAP
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    I just wrote the same word! It seems fitting to me today. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @PascaleLMichaud
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    So glad you are here Todd! You ARE impactful! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tsschmidty
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    A1. Courageous #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: The life I want to live in one word: LIGHT! I want to light up the world for the people around me, I want to lighten their load, I want to be a light in the darkness. So, I wrote The #Path2Serendipity. Here is another pic of a page in the book. #LeadLAP
  • chadw675 May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: Fulfilled #LeadLAP
  • dherman62 May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: Brave. #LeadLAP Because fear stops life and progress in its tracks.
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Jealous of Hawaii! I will check my schedule and see what's possible. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @mreruchie
  • CristinaDajero May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: I could BELIEVE in: Myself, my colleagues, my Ss, our ability to accomplish anything, in the power is positivity, the possibility to transform the world and make it a better place! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity #LoveLiteracyLearning
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Hmm... just one word is tough. I'm going with "meaningful" for now. #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • klubkraker May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1Adventurious, around every corner a new adventure begins. #LeadLAP
  • VosaicInsight May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: skewed towards Life in work-life balance. There’s so much to see, explore, enjoy, and too little time to do it! #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Welcome Stephanie! Love that quote from @gcouros #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @mrsyohePOB, @gcouros
  • MrDsengclasss May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: Great question! I would like to lead an "adventurous" because diving into Ed Tech can be a bit daunting at times. I want to try new things and not shut down like I sometimes do when things get tough. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • BrandyDebenport May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    #educhat #LeadLAP Any thoughts or experience with self-contained classes in 3rd-5th grade vs departmentalized teaching. We have 3 sections of each grade level divided by subject matter. I have my opinions but really want yours! TIA!
  • diane_mackinnon May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: Happy. It’s all that matters. Do what you love with the people you love. #leadlap
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: Happy. Because with happiness comes love, understanding, passion, productivity, and all other good things. #LeadLap
  • CLivingston_RPE May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Good morning, #LeadLAP. I’m Christina. I’m a Math ALT from Kingwood, Texas.
  • MPapaEdu May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: If I could describe the life I want to live in one word it would be INTEGRITY. It’s so important to do what’s right for our students! #Path2Serendipity #leadlap
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Good word choice- I said the same! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @chadw675
  • JoanJtracy May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1. Kind. Is the life I want to lead. Because I value kindness the most. #LeadLAP
  • LiaGyore May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: Kindness. If we live in a world that is kind, our capacity to accomplish all other things is greatly enhanced. #LeadLAP
  • drorzel May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: Purposeful. #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Yaaasss!! Welcome Bobbie! So glad you are here! #LeadLAP
  • DenaArmbrecht May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Dena from Mobile, AL Excited to join in! #LeadLAP
  • Erik_Youngman May 12 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1 Curious #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    RT Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • MrBartmas May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    We choose our attitudes and reactions to situations. #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    A1: If I'm only allowed one word to describe the life I want to lead. it's **RELENTLESS** #LeadLAP #tlap
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    Me too! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @abney45
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    Love! Welcome Lena!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Dr_LMR
  • staci_erickson2 May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    JOYFUL! Hands down. being just happy is fleeting. It’s based on circumstances. When you are joyful you can face trials with grace and a positive attitude. #leadlap
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    Love it! Good to see you here, Stephanie! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrsyohePOB
  • abney45 May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    Words to live by. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    Good morning Deanna!! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @dherman62
  • maeward2311 May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity A1: Happy. Happiness brings out the joy in others, leads to positivity being the platform which you base everything on and happiness leads to success (not the other way around); firm believer in the whole child and "whole adult"
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    A1: Musical. Music fluidly traverses the emotions, it unifies us, it helps us find joy and can calm us with just a few notes. It can bring discord but then there'll be a key change and it'll resolve in beautiful harmonies! #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    That's a great word choice, Robert! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @abney45
  • DenaArmbrecht May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    Forgot to say I’m an instructional coach for Old Shell Road Magnet School #LeadLAP
  • ASMILEwithAnna May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    A1: If I could describe the life I want to live in one word, it would be “captivating.” If I can feel captivated by my experiences and captivate others,we can experience deeper meaning in relationships. Everything I do it about bettering relationships. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    A1 Wow! One word?! I have three but would probably say meaningful would be the one.... #LeadLAP
  • SchulerESD May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    A1: so many good answers here! Passionate is my choice. About my family, faith, job, art. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Glad you could join us, Dena. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @DenaArmbrecht
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    We are on same wave length this morning, Staci! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @staci_erickson2
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Welcome! Glad you are here! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @3_DLeadership
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    I love this choice. To be fulfilled implies all sorts of other good things. #LeadLap
    In reply to @chadw675
  • MrDsengclasss May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Doing this backwards because I was filling out an online application for an administrative job, my name is Lester Dinerstein. I teach in Moreno Valley, California. I am currently teaching Honors English and AVID to 9th and 10th graders. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Music can lead to all of the other things #LeadLAP
    • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 10:41 AM EDT
      A1: Musical. Music fluidly traverses the emotions, it unifies us, it helps us find joy and can calm us with just a few notes. It can bring discord but then there'll be a key change and it'll resolve in beautiful harmonies! #leadlap
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    I love it! ;) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ASMILEwithAnna
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Looks like a great conversation! Joining from Connecticut. A1) Love. After all, it’s almost the same as “live.” Sounds corny... which movie was it, that we’re here for having loved or being loved? Want to say The Wizard of Oz. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    a1 "Waypointer" #leadlap @bob_ingle
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Love this quote! #leadlap
  • courtkneeruns May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    A1) Purposeful! (Agreeing with @mradamwelcome) School came natural for me thankfully but a lot of my students with & w/o special needs, it requires consideration & contemplation about their passions & strengths & weaknesses. Purpose-driven teaching looks at all that. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    That quote makes me smile!! Welcome Courtney! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @courtkneeruns, @Hopetechschool
  • tishrich May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Good morning #leadlap froends! Tisha HS Culinary Arts Tr and Lead in Medford, OR! Excited to chat!
  • mospillman May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    A1. KIND is definitely the one word I’d like to live by. Kindness is free yet so valuable. Kindness, or lack of it, can change a person’s life. #Leadlap
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • JAMillner May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    A1) Relaxing.#LeadLAP
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    CAPTIVATE is one of my favorite words! Love it, Anna! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ASMILEwithAnna
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Great one! #LeadLAP
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    YES to LOVE!!!! #LeadLap
    In reply to @JeremyDBond
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Always great to have you in #LeadLAP Tisha.
    In reply to @tishrich
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    Bet you are adding to it this morning! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrBartmas
  • adrianag62 May 12 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    A1: Purpose...because I think we are out here on earth for a reason, and when we are aligned with our purpose we are at peace❤️ with ourselves. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    Welcome Emir!! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @VosaicInsight
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    Hi, Tisha! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tishrich
  • RichHayzler May 12 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    A1: #leadlap
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    Hey, GIRL! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tishrich
  • DenaArmbrecht May 12 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    A1: Brave because fear is a great paralyzer #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    Q2: #Path2Serendipity is about embracing all experiences, especially our challenges & uncovering the beautiful lessons they contain. Tell us about a beautiful lesson you learned from a challenge. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    I am LOVING your "one words"!! So inspiring!! This is an amazing crew! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    A1: C'mon you #LeadLAP 'ers I can't believe no one said PIRATE - It stands for everything we do #LeadLAP #tlap
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    Thanks, Lena Marie! I almost went with **DIFFERENT** #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Dr_LMR
  • The_Groffice May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    Hey #leadlap! Melissa, elementary principal in Pensacola FL hopping in late from our district battle of the books event!
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    Q2 has arrived... #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
      Q2: #Path2Serendipity is about embracing all experiences, especially our challenges & uncovering the beautiful lessons they contain. Tell us about a beautiful lesson you learned from a challenge. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    Great word!! I bet you live that word every day!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MPapaEdu
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    So glad to have you here, Melissa. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @The_Groffice
  • inpursuitofed May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    A1: Passionate Tough question! I want to focus on the things for which I am passionate professionally and personally. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    You will love our friend @tamaraletter !! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoanJtracy, @tamaraletter
  • R13Coaches May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    Austin, Texas coaches love this quote by @smventura! #leadlap
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    Oh...thinking trailblazer too! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    A1. Courageous-I believe that our courage is a direct reflection of our hearts. Leadership is about having the courage to do what needs to be done for the good of the organization, world, etc. Greatness is rooted in courage. #LeadLAP
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    Sounds like an awesome event!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @The_Groffice
  • MrBillBaldwin May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    A1 to live a genuine life full of meaningful relationships as a husband dad friend and educator bc in the end it is the relationships that matter the most #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    Welcome Dena!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @DenaArmbrecht
  • tishrich May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    A1: I want to live a life full of JOY! #leadlap
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    a2 I believe that every person who is in my life is there for a reason. If I need to be annoyed, someone will walk into my life to help me with that. #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    I can see that in you Laura! Love your spirit! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    A2: I was recently preparing for a difficult conversation with someone. It ended up going much better than I expected. I was reminded that when we take time to ask someone their thoughts & goals & then LISTEN, it makes a difference. #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
      Q2: #Path2Serendipity is about embracing all experiences, especially our challenges & uncovering the beautiful lessons they contain. Tell us about a beautiful lesson you learned from a challenge. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: My mom became my best friend when I was an adult & losing her was the hardest thing. I learned to understand the beautiful gift of being loved and loving someone so deeply. There is a chapter in my book about this. Here is a page from that chapter. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: When my EDUhero dad was in his final days, and we had to take caare of him in shifts, I learned that I can do things I thought impossible, and we're truly #BetterTogether . #LeadLAP
  • The_Groffice May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A1: Positive. I want to see the good in all situations, have a happy disposition, and be a glass half full I spiration for others. #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    YES!! Love that Staci!! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @staci_erickson2
  • 3_DLeadership May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: recently I’ve been learning that confirmation is counterfeit affirmation. I look to have my values, opinions, feelings confirmed. I need to focus on my value as a human, and be affirmed by that! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • mospillman May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2. Kindness is at the heart of a beautiful lesson I learned with a challenging student. When he realized we cared for him and treated him with care, it changed everything for all of us. Very special. #Leadlap
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
      Q2: #Path2Serendipity is about embracing all experiences, especially our challenges & uncovering the beautiful lessons they contain. Tell us about a beautiful lesson you learned from a challenge. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: Challenge was conflict w/a parent. Lesson was that as parents we all want to do the right thing for our children - we just may disagree w/what we think is right/best. #LeadLAP
  • MrDsengclasss May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    I forgot my quote for #LeadLAP Doh! “When they give you lined paper, write the other way.” ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 *In otherwords, be different and find your own way in life.
  • missbrown111 May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A1: CONTRIBUTE. I'd like to look back and see that I contributed to my purpose, my family, my community.... that I gave of my talents, my money and my time in positive ways. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity #TMGenius
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • abney45 May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: This has always spoken to me, especially in times of challenge. There is always something to be learned. #LeadLAP
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    And the Ss are filled with hope when they see that. #leadlap
    In reply to @tishrich
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: I'm in the middle of one now... I'm learning that there is so much good in the world and the power of bulding a culture of love and Kindness says a lot about who you are and how your school operates #LeadLAP
  • StefLRichard May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    Good morning from DFW! Jumping in late. Hi, my name is Stefanie. I am a consultant in Early Childhood Services. These quotes touched me the other day. Closing reflection of instructional coaching for the year with a school district. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • mrsyohePOB May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: A beautiful lesson I learned is that student relationships must come first! #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    Thanks, Allyson! Seems I am on the **Relentless** path already! :) #tlap style! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • mradamwelcome May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2 - Lesson learned.....when you do what you think you can't, that's where you have the most growth and celebration. PUSH YOURSELF! #leadlap
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    Yes!!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @latoyadixon5
  • SpEdTeachLove May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: Two of my Ss w/autism--who would NEVER give up on anything taught me how to differentiate for every Ss. The response from the Ss parents-unbelievable #leadlap
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
      Q2: #Path2Serendipity is about embracing all experiences, especially our challenges & uncovering the beautiful lessons they contain. Tell us about a beautiful lesson you learned from a challenge. #LeadLAP
  • CLivingston_RPE May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A1: I choose a word each year. This year, my word was joy, but if I had to choose 1 to sum up my entirety, it would be sincere. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    I think these ppl in Bigby wonder why I am constantly smiling a HUGE cheesy smile!! You GUYS!! I am loving these responses! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    Wow. I feel like you took a page out of my own life. My mom was my best friend too, and losing her was one of the hardest things I've ever survived. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    So glad to have you here, Stefanie. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @StefLRichard
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    A2. Watching kinders learn to tie their shoes is a metaphor for all that is possible. What a CHALLENGE! https://t.co/NXpFQOe6Um #LeadLap
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    Jumping in late - just got back from ⚽️field. Alicia from NC - Lead Dig Learning & Media Innovation Facilitator #LeadLAP
  • dherman62 May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    A2: Ss will surprise us, if we give them the opportunity to explore their interests and say "Why Not". Be the wins beneath their wings and watch Ss soar. #LeadLAP
  • VosaicInsight May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    A2: As a refugee escaping a war in Bosnia in the 90s, I’ve learned that hardships can help us grow, take risks, and push forward when all odds are against us. #LeadLAP
  • abney45 May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    Right? Ugh. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JayBilly2
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    That is such a big theme of The #Path2Serendipity --living our best lives so we can help others live their best lives. Never hurt, always help. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @maeward2311
  • 3_DLeadership May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    A2.2: whether people agree or believe as I do is not a reflection on my worth as a human being #leadlap
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    Same! Embrace it! All of it! With a grin! :) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @LiaGyore
  • mospillman May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    That’s SO true! Can’t change behavior or learning for the better I’d you don’t believe this. #Leadlap
    In reply to @mrsyohePOB
  • MrBartmas May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2 that finding leaders to lead beside you is much better than dictating to some. Gr8 partner leaders has made this school year better! #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    RT Q2: #Path2Serendipity is about embracing all experiences, especially our challenges & uncovering the beautiful lessons they contain. Tell us about a beautiful lesson you learned from a challenge. #LeadLAP
  • maeward2311 May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity A2: Lesson from a challenge. Always be honest with yourself. This means asking for help when you don't know something. Not pretending to be able to do eveything yourself.
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    You must adore @smgaillard then, eh?? Kindred souls! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener, @smgaillard
  • DenaArmbrecht May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2: I learned that it’s ok to feel vulnerable and share our emotions with each other. We often think we are the only ones struggling with things and supporting each other is so important! #LeadLAP
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    Good morning, Alicia! Excited to start a #tlap book study with you and your crew! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • MrWawczak May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2: I learned just how important student voice is, how many great thoughts and ideas have when we stop and listen to them #LeadLAP
  • allthisscience May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    Here's a Pirate sketch to use in Science class. More that I made are at https://t.co/6U4kyrUlzI #LeadLap #TLap
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf, @bethhill2829, @KimSnodgrass, @mradamwelcome, @smgaillard, @AnnickRauch, @Syndee_Sue, @jon_wennstrom, @burgessdave
  • MPapaEdu May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2: Our students may challenge us at times but will most definitely teach us more love & compassion than we could ever learn on our own. #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    Love that one too! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Dr_LMR
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    Intriguing choice! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ASMILEwithAnna
  • mrbgilson May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2: This year I learned that I can't solve every problem students have. I can help but I can't always solve and that is a lesson that helped me address issues in my class. Still hoping the situation finds a happy ending but learning I can't force it has helped me. #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
      Q2: #Path2Serendipity is about embracing all experiences, especially our challenges & uncovering the beautiful lessons they contain. Tell us about a beautiful lesson you learned from a challenge. #LeadLAP
  • RichHayzler May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2:I understand the true gift that life is after being diagnosed with cancer 8 years ago. The power of faith, family and friends and the valuable lessons I was able to teach my students about never giving up, believing in a cause and rising to a challenge saw me through. #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    Good luck with the position Les!! Happy to have you here ! #LeadLAP
    • MrDsengclasss May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
      Doing this backwards because I was filling out an online application for an administrative job, my name is Lester Dinerstein. I teach in Moreno Valley, California. I am currently teaching Honors English and AVID to 9th and 10th graders. #LeadLAP
      In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A2: When I was hit head-on by a drunk mama on her way to get her 2nd grader from school five years ago, I learned to choose joy, to find gratitude in all things, and to forgive. I also learned to slow down and savor. #leadlap
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A1: enthusiastic #LeadLAP
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    Hi there #LeadLAP! Melody, elem lead learner from KY here. Popping in late - just got back from a mrng run & realizing someone forgot to tell Mother Nature that, in KY, usually there is Spring between Winter & Summer! 😎
  • diane_mackinnon May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A2: A very angry parent of a child whom we had poured our heart and souls into supporting. Attacked me verbally over and over in a large meeting. Learned it’s not always about me but the principals chair. the most challenging need our support the most. #leadlap
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    Powerful lesson, Brent...and a tough one, for sure. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrbgilson
  • Kareemfarah23 May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A2: My students were becoming highly dependent on the teacher for help. Since my class is self-paced with videos, I told the students one class that I would remain silent the whole time and take notes on their self-direction. I’ve never learned so much about my kids #leadlap
  • MrDsengclasss May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A3: My #Path2Serendipity was to attemp a @breakoutEDU game. I didn't have time to write one. I tried out that someone else created. My kids worked together to solve the puzzles. The students worked until the very end to accomplish the goal. Greating teaching moment. #Leadlap
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @breakoutEDU
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    We just have to make sure there is plenty of water around. #leadlap
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura, @Dr_LMR
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    Yes - in the end we all want what’s best for the child. When contentious, it’s usually b/c they want what’s best but may not know how to advocate collaboratively w/ school. #LeadLAP
    • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
      A2: Challenge was conflict w/a parent. Lesson was that as parents we all want to do the right thing for our children - we just may disagree w/what we think is right/best. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    Not corny at all Jeremy. Beautiful, actually! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 10:42 AM EDT
      Looks like a great conversation! Joining from Connecticut. A1) Love. After all, it’s almost the same as “live.” Sounds corny... which movie was it, that we’re here for having loved or being loved? Want to say The Wizard of Oz. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
      • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:37 AM EDT
        Q1: We get to decide the kind of life we want to lead. If you could describe the life you want to live in just one word, what would it be? And why? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    Wow. You are amazing! #leadlap
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • adrianag62 May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A2: That you truly can trust the process. Sometimes we want to force things to go a certain way. When they don’t we are disappointed. When we look back we see why that was the best thing that could have happened. #LeadLAP
  • JoanJtracy May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A2. I learned the importance of being heard from my brother who had Down’s syndrome. He would end conversations with a command “Say it” and listen as you repeated what he had said to make sure you got it. #LeadLAP. PS this #leadlap is giving me feelings.
  • RichHayzler May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    Rich, Middle School Principal joining #leadlap late after my son's baseball game!
  • BobbieFrench May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A2- We never where our path will take us and after a very challenging work envir- i'm not in the most amazing place- things really do happen for a reason #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    ahhh...I like that! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @LaneWalker2, @bob_ingle
  • StefLRichard May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A1: Called; I have been called to my profession to learn, lead, collaborate, coach, teach, motivate, guide, and to inspire. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A2: Moving unexpectedly from elementary to middle school has stretched me as a leader in ways I didn’t know possible, but I’m so grateful and blessed. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    So glad you are here Tisha!! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @tishrich
  • LiaGyore May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A2: My daughter, now 22, has severe Sensory Processing Disorder. Everything has been a challenge. But each success has brought incredible joy and triumph. I remember the first time she was able to go down a slide at age 6. I cried tears exhileration. #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A2: Embracing Middle School life after being Elem for 10 years was a challenge. Now I don’t know why I fought it so hard! Middle schoolers are amazing & I can’t see myself going back now. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Q3: CRAFT-ing a need-satisfying classroom is in the First Stop along The Path to Serendipity. The “C” in CRAFT stands for choice. Tell us how you incorporate student choice into your classroom or school. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • SchulerESD May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    A2: I was told to teach tech to Ss about 15 years ago and I was really scared. I didn’t feel qualified and felt I was only asked because I was part time and they needed to put a body in there. I rocked it! And now it has morphed into teaching Ts about tech! #LeadLAP
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Ha!! Good for you for getting the run in!! Way to #RunLAP!! Glad you made it here #LeadLAP
    In reply to @me1odystacy
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Thanks for sharing that, Shelley! Think teacher/parent conflicts are because of an assumption that the other is prioritizing something over the right thing for the child? #LeadLAP
    • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
      A2: Challenge was conflict w/a parent. Lesson was that as parents we all want to do the right thing for our children - we just may disagree w/what we think is right/best. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Such a blessing Amy!! Thank you for sharing your connection! Did you read The #Path2Serendipity yet? When you do, be careful with Stop Eight. Blessings to you this Mother's Day weekend!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AmyLIllingworth
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Agreed!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • MPapaEdu May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    I try my absolute best! #Leadlap
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Q3 has arrived... #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
      Q3: CRAFT-ing a need-satisfying classroom is in the First Stop along The Path to Serendipity. The “C” in CRAFT stands for choice. Tell us how you incorporate student choice into your classroom or school. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • MrDougCampbell May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    I’ll make it a phrase and say “people person.” Life is all about what you do for others. #LeadLAP #A1
  • The_Groffice May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    A2: After the let down of a position not achieved and a move to a new state, I learned that what I think I want/need may not be what I want/need. #leadlap
  • artFling May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP Art from Texas... Teaching Texas History. What a great job for a California boy!
  • missbrown111 May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    A2: Over the past couple of years I have FINALLY learned to do the hard things. Do the scary things. Do the uncomfortable things. I've learned more and grown more through taking those leaps than ever before. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity #TMGenius
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
      Q2: #Path2Serendipity is about embracing all experiences, especially our challenges & uncovering the beautiful lessons they contain. Tell us about a beautiful lesson you learned from a challenge. #LeadLAP
  • inpursuitofed May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    A2: A lesson I've learned multiple times over the past few years is that the most challenging situations provide valuable learning opportunities. Of course, in the moment, I'd rather not experience them! However, in reflection, they are incredibly beneficial. #LeadLAP
  • Jay_Eitner May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    A1) I am a firm believer of everything happens for a reason and that the path we walk is for a purpose. I wish to lead a life where I can be a good person, but so can my kids and those I lead. #LEADLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Welcome!! Glad you made it Alicia!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • abney45 May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    @BethHouf and I made our moves at the same time. That was the same time I found my PIRATE peeps at the very first #LeadLAP presentation. I am an immeasurably better principal and leader for it.
    • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
      A2: Moving unexpectedly from elementary to middle school has stretched me as a leader in ways I didn’t know possible, but I’m so grateful and blessed. #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    We are excited, too!! Can’t wait to introduce #tlap to my people! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgessdave
  • R13Coaches May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    A2 Lesson from a challenge? If you insist, they will resist! Buy-in, trust, and relationships are key. Never compromise trust. #leadlap
  • PrincipalHodges May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    A1: adventurous. I want to take my family on fun trips and conducting science experiments in the yard and art and playing as much as possible #LeadLAP
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    Good morning! Sorry I’m late! Wendy Hankins, 2nd Grade, HouTX #LeadLAP
  • courtkneeruns May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    A2) First year teacher brings its challenges. Treating each day as a brand new start has been the best lesson. Some days don’t go well, so I reflect and then decide to start the next day fresh. #LeadLAP
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    A3: I work w/ adults as I lead professional growth for a district. I think CHOICE is critical & offer it through Edcamp, rotations where leaders select which topics to discuss, scenarios & sharing of best practices. #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
      Q3: CRAFT-ing a need-satisfying classroom is in the First Stop along The Path to Serendipity. The “C” in CRAFT stands for choice. Tell us how you incorporate student choice into your classroom or school. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    Thank you, Robert. Blessed to have you as part of the PIRATE community! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @abney45, @BethHouf
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    You have faced challenges that most of us could never comprehend. Thank you for sharing, and for pushing forward! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • VosaicInsight May 12 @ 10:47 AM EDT
      A2: As a refugee escaping a war in Bosnia in the 90s, I’ve learned that hardships can help us grow, take risks, and push forward when all odds are against us. #LeadLAP
  • tishrich May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    Me too! Was so happy to see you were steering the #leadlap ship this morning!
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • MrBartmas May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    Very hard for optimism and pessimism to fill the same space. With all the mandates that are pushed into schools- keep the learners #1 #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    A3: Everywhere I can, I allow choice. When I allow it and when I can't, I get their feedback at the end of class. If Ss need immediate feedback, then so do I. Then I can adjust & improve. Ss have choice in activities, some formal assessments, some in what they read, etc. #LeadLAP
  • mrsyohePOB May 12 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    A3: In my classroom students have the #choice to #create their own representation of their learning. My Ss love using @Screencastify to create videos to explain the process of their learning #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A3: I did not love school as a student. Heck, I didn't even like it. Have incredible responsibility to make sure that our Ss don't feel the same way. Ss NEED to be empowered with choice and voice in the classroom! Here is a pic of a page from The #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
  • mospillman May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A3. Being attentive to what students are interested in is a great way to insert meaningful choices to the classroom. You can have lots of choices that won’t connect with students, which can be less effective. #Leadlap
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
      Q3: CRAFT-ing a need-satisfying classroom is in the First Stop along The Path to Serendipity. The “C” in CRAFT stands for choice. Tell us how you incorporate student choice into your classroom or school. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    I’m feeling somewhat similar in moving from MS to HS! Finding joy in each day though! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    POWERFUL lessons. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @VosaicInsight
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    This weekend is never easy, as you know. I'm hoping my dear friend @burgess_shelley has a copy of #Path2Serendipity to share with me soon! I look forward to reading it! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @burgess_shelley
  • ASMILEwithAnna May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A2: Learning to live alone was challenging, as it was my biggest https://t.co/acIKG1vEeG took about 2 years of anxiety-filled moments and lessons for me to fully embrace the idea, and now,I am able to sit with myself and genuinely rest in contentment. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:48 AM EDT
      RT Q2: #Path2Serendipity is about embracing all experiences, especially our challenges & uncovering the beautiful lessons they contain. Tell us about a beautiful lesson you learned from a challenge. #LeadLAP
  • CristinaDajero May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    “A pirate’s life is a life for me” 😉#LeadLAP
    In reply to @JayBilly2
  • Jay_Eitner May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A3) I think we are foolish if we fully don’t embrace the power and effective of student choice today. Those are whom we are serving and preparing for the future, right? That does not mean pizza everyday for lunch or recess all day, but it means listening, not hearing. #LEADlap
  • staci_erickson2 May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A2- I thought I was confident but it has been tested the last few months. Found out some painful things about my past & it shook me to my core. It’s been painful BUT! I’m stronger & more confident than ever before. This experience reminded me the greatness I have within. #LeadLAP
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A2: One leadership lesson I've learned & lean into now instead of running away from is this quote from @ThisIsSethsBlog 👇. To be a pirate leader means to be remarkable. And that always come w criticism from those who don't share your why or are fearful. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    So hard sometimes! It hurts to look within at our weaknesses. But, to grow, we have to. #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @maeward2311
  • abney45 May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    Honored to sing the praises, my friend. I couldn't do what I do without what i've learned. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    Great lesson! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @DenaArmbrecht
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    That is where the #leadlap tribe was born. So blessed to have this tremendous community as support, guidance, motivation and inspiration! #LEADLAP
    In reply to @abney45
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A2. Growing up in poverty taught me many great lessons. Most of all it taught me this. I feel compelled to share my story with others to inspire hope and serve as a living example that accomplishing dreams & goals is possible for ALL! #LeadLAP
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    Found the Wizard of Oz quote and not sure it's what I had in mind: "A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much your are loved by others." That's a nice sentiment too, though! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • TheStephenKeys May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    Stephen from KY joining #LeadLAP real late. Hope I will be able to catch up. #WhatAMorning #already
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    It’s not a #HeardItFromHankins, but I wish it were! “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” #LeadLAP
  • chadw675 May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A4: teachers provide a lot of choice in classrooms. I let students make choices about newsletter contributions #LeadLAP
  • artFling May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3 - Here are some easy ones... Choose what you want to write about it. Choose the way you want to show me you know this stuff. #leadlap
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    Purple Cows rock! I do love me some Seth Godin. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @me1odystacy, @ThisIsSethsBlog
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3: I like to give Ss options for showing mastery of content. After yrs of being told how to do every little thing, it’s tough for Ss at first bc they want to know every detail. They end up loving it! #LeadLAP
  • RichHayzler May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3: As Principal I encourage my teachers to provide choice with every lesson they teach. Let students pursue what they are passionate about. If my teachers are willing to take risks, then I know the students will be. The excitement is in the pursuit of learning... #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    I have your copy ready for the next time we get together. You will really enjoy #Path2Serendipity Amy! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AmyLIllingworth, @AllysonApsey
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3 As Admin, always looking for ways to incorporate Ss voice in school based decisions. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    RT Q3: CRAFT-ing a need-satisfying classroom is in the First Stop along The Path to Serendipity. The “C” in CRAFT stands for choice. Tell us how you incorporate student choice into your classroom or school. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • JoanJtracy May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    This is great advice #leadlap
    In reply to @mospillman
  • JAMillner May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A2) Being rear ended by drunk driver and pushed into a guard rail a few years ago, taught me to understand life is not promised and to enjoy every second. #leadlap
  • SpEdTeachLove May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A3: Ss often can choose among multiple texts (input) & multiple expressions (output)-each year I can incorporate more choice. What Ss want: the choice in the classroom background music : ) #leadlap
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
      Q3: CRAFT-ing a need-satisfying classroom is in the First Stop along The Path to Serendipity. The “C” in CRAFT stands for choice. Tell us how you incorporate student choice into your classroom or school. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • BobbieFrench May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A3- sometimes choice comes from listening and allowing T's or S's to choose what they want to teach, learn, listen to, express themselves This also gives them a voice... #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • StefLRichard May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A2: You cannot grow a teacher if they are dehydrated. Just like Ss, Ts need to feel successful before they are ready to grow. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • dherman62 May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    Q3: Creating projects where students decide the topic they want to explore provides them with choice and excitement about learning. #LeadLAP
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    Thank you!!! Can't wait to read it! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @AllysonApsey
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    That is a HARD lesson, but it is so true. As a principal, I feel the same way about staff. I wish I had a magic wand, but I don't. Sometimes I even make the problems worse unintentionally. We have to be the guide on the side. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @mrbgilson
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A3: Just working on a presentation on Who's Doing All of the Work for #tct18 - Giving lot's of options including #PBL #Hyperdocs #GeniusHour #Inquiry and so much more #LeadLAP all are tools for student leading the way
  • mrbgilson May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    Time to get ready and head out for the morning thanks for the thinking #leadlap I will check back later on the thread.
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    And... Thinking of you both this weekend! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AmyLIllingworth, @AllysonApsey
  • PrincipalHodges May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A2: after working in CPS for a career ended after a year (!) We moved to Denver and I learned all about leading for Ed equity for ELs and more about MTSS and building an intentional culture - all bc the IL leg. Made my out of state license as transfer all but impossible! #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    You are a champion! Thank you for sharing Rich!! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @RichHayzler
  • cathylw2 May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP. Good morning. Cathy from Alberta in 🇨🇦. Right on @Dr_LMR !
    • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 10:49 AM EDT
      Yes - in the end we all want what’s best for the child. When contentious, it’s usually b/c they want what’s best but may not know how to advocate collaboratively w/ school. #LeadLAP
      • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:46 AM EDT
        A2: Challenge was conflict w/a parent. Lesson was that as parents we all want to do the right thing for our children - we just may disagree w/what we think is right/best. #LeadLAP
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    Me too!!! #purplecow signifies so much about being a pirate educator. #YES #KYGoDigital #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgessdave, @ThisIsSethsBlog
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    Q3 again! #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
      Q3: CRAFT-ing a need-satisfying classroom is in the First Stop along The Path to Serendipity. The “C” in CRAFT stands for choice. Tell us how you incorporate student choice into your classroom or school. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    As promised! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrsHankinsClass
  • MrBartmas May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    My first couple of years as a principal I thought I had to do it all- glad fellow leaders helped me out. THANKFUL #LeadLAP
  • Kareemfarah23 May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A3: When lessons are personal to students it inherently allows for choice. Each unit of study should end with a project that infuses the academic content with the students home and community #leadlap
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    That's always the question I ask people to consider- who is doing the work. Just like, "Whoever talks the most learns the most, so who is doing the most talking in your room?" #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JayBilly2
  • staci_erickson2 May 12 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    I am going back into the classroom after being an AP for 3 years. I’m excited to read what others are doing! #leadlap
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
      Q3: CRAFT-ing a need-satisfying classroom is in the First Stop along The Path to Serendipity. The “C” in CRAFT stands for choice. Tell us how you incorporate student choice into your classroom or school. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • TheStephenKeys May 12 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    A2. Had one this morning. Own it. Learn from it. Move on #LeadLAP
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    A1: 1️⃣Word: POSITIVE. I want to be a person that my school family, my home family & everyone in general are drawn to—and drawn to for good reason. With positivity, every thing else will fall into place. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    Wow! What an inspirational story Barbara!! Thank you for sharing! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • mradamwelcome May 12 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    A3 - Love centers in schools, gives kids choice, it's differentiated and build independent learners! #leadlap
  • abney45 May 12 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    A3: We're working on this. Student choice is a big shift for teachers! #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    Welcome Melody! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @me1odystacy
  • CristinaDajero May 12 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    A3: Asking Ts what they would like PD on/ to present about, the writing topics provided to Ss, this year Ts were given the role to complete agendas for collaborative planning & Ts record what they want discussed or need help with #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity #LoveLiteracyLearning
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • Principal_H May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    Save the date - November 17th wil be here in no time @DynamicDuda338 #WonderTwins .@DisruptedTv .@SpEdcampNJ .@FliptechEC #bekindEDU #kidsdeserveit #tlap #LeadLAP #JoyfulLeaders #edchat #masterychat #satchat #leadupchat #LearnLAP #t2t #engagechat #eduAR #CHPSchat
  • R13Coaches May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    A3 Can’t day it enough times makerspace. Let them choose what.. how. And where to learn ⬇️ #leadlap #makerhappen
  • MrDsengclasss May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    A3: This year, I had my students in groups instead of rows. I got special permision for them to set up there own Google Classroom. Almost all assignments, they work together to complete and place into their Google Classroom. The kids choose the roles. #Leadlap
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • DenaArmbrecht May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    A3: We give our students choice in arts electives. We also are using student groups for character ed program and honors day assemblies- totally student led! #LeadLAP
  • TOvertonteach May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    What a perfect morning on the patio for these two things. Looking forward to a great PD in a few weeks! #LeadLAP @theSMSD @KalisRyan
  • EdLog411 May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP Joining in late today
  • ASMILEwithAnna May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    A3: My students have the choice of which story they read and how they demonstrate understanding of the content and skills for each unit. Providing a variety ensures that students’ work will represent their understanding in a more personal way. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
      Q3: CRAFT-ing a need-satisfying classroom is in the First Stop along The Path to Serendipity. The “C” in CRAFT stands for choice. Tell us how you incorporate student choice into your classroom or school. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    A3: Through Social Stations and alternative seating, Ss get to choose how and where they are most comfortable practicing our core values & social skills in leadership class. https://t.co/2oIJJ1PgWQ #leadlap
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    Wow! You are incredibly strong and forgiving. And better for it, I'm sure. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    Amazing!! I can only imagine how powerful that was!! Great strategy! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @Kareemfarah23
  • smgaillard May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    A3 Sean, principal & author of upcoming #ThePepperEffect, here from NC making a #ChatCameo. We used #stuvoice in designing our new collaborative space. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    A1: PURPOSE would be my life word. I want to live a purpose-filled life in all ways. My purpose fuels my passion and that is one powerful combination. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    Thank you, Tracy! Looks like a beautiful setting to dig into #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TOvertonteach, @theSMSD, @KalisRyan
  • VosaicInsight May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    Thank you @AllysonApsey. I think we all go through hardships at some point in our lives, and what’s it’s important is to find support, move on, and pay it forward! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @AllysonApsey
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    Looks like a great place to read #LeadLAP!! Enjoy!
    In reply to @TOvertonteach, @theSMSD, @KalisRyan
  • mospillman May 12 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    Love centers, too! For all ages. #Leadlap
    In reply to @mradamwelcome
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    Q4: The “R” in CRAFT stands for relationships. How do you support students to make strong, positive relationships with each other? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    a3 We had a blast last week with our final exam "review packets." https://t.co/yI0GpUggt1 #leadlap
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    A3. Here’s what we know about the human condition: when people feel they have some control over their success they are more motivated. If we think the end result happens in spite of our actions, our efforts to be great & do great things is significantly lessened. #LeadLAP
  • artFling May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    I wanna be that too. #leadlap Learning how.
    In reply to @MrsHankinsClass
  • cathylw2 May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP. Yes, ‘alongside’ is very powerful. Aha, maybe I just discovered my word!
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:55 AM EDT
      That is a HARD lesson, but it is so true. As a principal, I feel the same way about staff. I wish I had a magic wand, but I don't. Sometimes I even make the problems worse unintentionally. We have to be the guide on the side. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
      In reply to @mrbgilson
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    So true!! I haven't met a parent who wants bad things for their children. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    A2: I have learned that half of the time the outcomes of the challenges we face are how we react to those challenges. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    Q4 has arrived... #LeadLAP
  • nbartley6 May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP! Sorry to jump on late-A2 trying to provide time for conversation among colleagues is certainly challenging, but I’ve learned it’s not about how many show up, it’s about the moments we make even when it’s only a few of us!
  • TheStephenKeys May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    A3. There are many paths to the same location. Find what the students are interested in and use it. If they like something you will get better work. As a band director, the elements I want them to demonstrate can be found in all types of music. Let them choose. #LeadLAP
  • missbrown111 May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    A3: We have "club day" once a month. Every adult in the building hosts a club. Yoga, engineering, calligraphy, soccer...and everything in between! The adults get to share their passions & students get to choose what they want to explore. #TMGenius #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
      Q3: CRAFT-ing a need-satisfying classroom is in the First Stop along The Path to Serendipity. The “C” in CRAFT stands for choice. Tell us how you incorporate student choice into your classroom or school. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • tishrich May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    A3: Many opportunities for choice in culinary. Can choose missions to personalize learning, personalize dishes with own creative touches, create dishes for challenges. Here are some dishes from this week’s Mediterranean pitstop in our Amazing Race. #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    Great lesson!! Thank you for sharing--the process is the destination in so many cases! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @adrianag62
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    *you are loved #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • maeward2311 May 12 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity A3: There is so much I have to do to incorporate this; but so choice I give is how much time they need to complete projects. Pacing is huge for me with students. Always giving them opportunity to revise.
  • CoriOrlando1 May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
  • klubkraker May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A2 Lesson from a challenging situation with a student...always dig deeper to find the solution, take time to listen, really listen. #LeadLAP
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    Thank you, Allyson. It was a horribly challenging part of my journey filled with incredible blessings as I learned to receive loving care and to forgive. #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • diane_mackinnon May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A3: For Ts choice in PD and instructional risk-taking and model the choice I’d like to see. Led to the joy you see in this photo! For Ss take the learning outdoors, in the halls, on the floor. Choice of activities and assessments for learning. #leadlap
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    Yes, yes! And control is heightened when Ss have time to work on their individual gaps instead of having to do what all the rest are doing. #leadlap
    In reply to @latoyadixon5
  • R13Coaches May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A3 Can’t say it enough times makerspace. Let them choose what.. how. And where to learn ⬇️ #leadlap #makerhappen
  • LiaGyore May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A3: I offer flexible seating, many options for practicing/demonstrating the same skill, time in the day that is completely student-led, and I have learned to pause before saying "no" to ask myself why the reflexive no was there. #LeadLAP
  • inpursuitofed May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A3: Offer a wide variety of classes - students choose those that interest them; support a variety of clubs & encourage st to create their own to match their interests; host a variety of AS activities; coach teachers on incorporating st choice into their lessons & units #LeadLAP
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A4: Restorative circles can create instant bonds! We can also encourage student-student relationships by ensuring students have structured roles in collaborative work and have to work w/ all others throughout the year. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    Joan!! You are giving me feelings!! What a great reminder that we need to affirm that we are listening. Really listening! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    • JoanJtracy May 12 @ 10:50 AM EDT
      A2. I learned the importance of being heard from my brother who had Down’s syndrome. He would end conversations with a command “Say it” and listen as you repeated what he had said to make sure you got it. #LeadLAP. PS this #leadlap is giving me feelings.
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A4: I've done lots of things, like the All About Me Kahoots that Ss create and we play all year when the lesson is shorter than the period, but my new fav is the #EduProtocols Frayer a Friend! That was awesome! @jcorippo @mhebern #LeadLAP
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    Hi Nili! Great to ‘see’ you here! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @nbartley6
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    I love this!! I remember this happening at a school @burgess_shelley taught at...she held a magic club! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @missbrown111, @burgess_shelley
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    totally! #leadlap
    In reply to @MrsHankinsClass
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    Same holds true for the educators I have worked with. We all have love in our hearts for students. Knowing that can help us connect in different ways when we disagree. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    You are here! We are so glad! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @RichHayzler
  • StefLRichard May 12 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A3: Not in a classroom or just one school right now. Important to model the element of choice in PD or coaching so that Ts can transfer it into their classrooms. Simple answer: content, process, and/or product #LeadLAP #path2serendipity
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A4: Everything we do brings us closer to others, or takes us further apart. Every. Little. Thing. We have to be aware of this all the time so we are building relationships up rather than tearing them down. Here is a page from #Path2Serendipity that illustrates this. #LEADlap
  • courtkneeruns May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A3) Choice in our classroom happens with final projects for some. Options to make a video, create a summarized graphic novel, or options for questions to answer. If Ss choose, they feel more invested. #LeadLAP
  • Nedatthegrove May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A2: A challenge I faced was the shift of teacher evaluations. After a great deal of collaboration, it stressed and reinforced that relationships and trust are what matter. Now we even do Learning Walks where teachers visit 2 classrooms in lieu of May Faculty mtg. #LeadLAP
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A4: R- relationships - Funny, at the beginning of the year I was going to eliminate snack time to increase instruction - Teacher said that this is important social time for Ss to learn how to have dialogue and make convos - good call #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A4: Creating experiences! Also a huge advocate for gaming in the classroom. #LeadLAP
  • mospillman May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A4. Greet ALL students by name each day. Say their names often! Not just for redirection. I give them nicknames, too. #Leadlap
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A4. The best way to help students with building great relationships is to serve as an exemplar. Relationships matter and always will. Our dedication to building strong ones with students will inspire them to also build strong and productive relationships. #LeadLAP
  • MrBartmas May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A3 start with the essential question and then guide Ss to find answers in varying ways. They then share their understanding that goes well beyond standards. #LeadLAP
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A2: Becoming a single parent in 2006 gave me incredible compassion for students and parents going through divorce and separation. #leadlap
  • klubkraker May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A3 Allow students to have a voice. #LeadLAP
  • abney45 May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A4: I have a growing number of teachers on my staff who do a great job of modeling relationships for our students. Again, we're not there, but we work hard at it. #LeadLAP
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A3: Student Voice & Choice Boards #LeadLAP https://t.co/7bYs2cX97W
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    RT Q4: The “R” in CRAFT stands for relationships. How do you support students to make strong, positive relationships with each other? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    Wow, Allyson. We need every educator we can get who did not like school. That's how change happens! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:53 AM EDT
      A3: I did not love school as a student. Heck, I didn't even like it. Have incredible responsibility to make sure that our Ss don't feel the same way. Ss NEED to be empowered with choice and voice in the classroom! Here is a pic of a page from The #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
  • TheStephenKeys May 12 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    A4. If you dont know them you cant reach them. You dont reach them you really cant teach them. GET TO KNOW YOUR KIDS! Talk with them. Ask them what they are interested in. Use that info to your advantage. #LeadLAP
  • CoriOrlando1 May 12 @ 11:01 AM EDT
  • MPapaEdu May 12 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    A4: Modeling positive relationships by treating students with respect supports them so they can form those same relationships with each other #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • maeward2311 May 12 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity A4: I stop making decisions and giving them answer they can find for themselves. I cultivate that the class is your family, so ask each other for help.
  • tishrich May 12 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    A4: Building positive relationships from begininning is incredibly important. Here is a blog post I wrote about starting the year! https://t.co/CERD2cXA8E #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    Thank you for joining us from vaca Sean!! I love that your girls and your wife surprised you at school! You are amazing, my friend. Can't wait for #ThePepperEffect #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    A3: Also, with #TeacherOfTheDay Allow students to create the lessons. We had #TeacherOfTheDay and this kiddo created her own lesson to teach her peers about contractions. #LeadLAP https://t.co/oxrGbOZCEa
  • teachtran May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    Is there a schedule of when the “#___LAP” twitter chats happen? They’re chalk full of great peeps and great thoughts and I’m always bummed to miss them by a few minutes...and sometimes a few days. 😅 TIA! @burgessdave @burgess_shelley #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • RichHayzler May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    A4: I believe in modeling the relationships for the students. Be their advocate, be there to listen, encourage, support and guide. Our role as educators is to prepare students for the world outside of our schools. It begins with fostering relationships. #leadlap
  • artFling May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    A4 - Been reading the book Nonviolent Communication by Rosenberg. Normally way too touchy-feely for me... But it's showing me how to be a much more compassionate communicator. Observe. Feel. Explain. Request. Immediate results with kids. #leadlap
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    I agree. Sometimes there is shame attached to it for folks and I completely understand that, but I choose to share my story because it can give someone hope. Everyday I am trying to live a more authentic life. It’s freeing! #LEADlap
    In reply to @SpEdTeachLove
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    So so true!! Love your wisdom Latoya!! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @latoyadixon5
  • PrincipalHodges May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    A4: intentional morning meetings, having lunch with the kids to Foster communication and letting kids solve problems with our supervision vs doing it for them #LeadLAP
  • dherman62 May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    A4: Get to know Ss, talk with them in class about extracurriculars, interests, etc. Celebrate them to build relationships with them and their peers. #LeadLAP
  • smgaillard May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    Thanks for #ThePepperEffect shoutout, Allyson! Enjoy #LeadLAP! #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • cathylw2 May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP Aha!, ‘the process is the destination’.
  • MrDsengclasss May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    Dad duty calls. Thanks for letting me join in today. #LeadLAP
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    Powerful. #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • missbrown111 May 12 @ 10:51 AM EDT
      A2: Over the past couple of years I have FINALLY learned to do the hard things. Do the scary things. Do the uncomfortable things. I've learned more and grown more through taking those leaps than ever before. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity #TMGenius
      • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 10:44 AM EDT
        Q2: #Path2Serendipity is about embracing all experiences, especially our challenges & uncovering the beautiful lessons they contain. Tell us about a beautiful lesson you learned from a challenge. #LeadLAP
  • CristinaDajero May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A4: I model for them what I expect from them and for each other. When they know that you care, & that their peers care, they will open up and share themselves. Relationships are key to building a sense of community. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity #LoveLiteracyLearning
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A3: As a principal, I invite Ss to be part of interviews and other decisions like curriculum and assessment resources for our building. Commitment matters! #fmsteach #leadlap
  • klubkraker May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A4 Be present, greet student, listen, and have fun together. #leadlap
  • Jay_Eitner May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A4) education is a ‘relationship’ / people business. If you do not develop positive, productive relationships with students, staff, parents, and all other educational stakeholders, you have nothing. When you have no relationship, it creates animosity and anger. #LEADlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    Better late than never! We are happy you are here Nili! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @nbartley6
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    Also need educators who weren’t ‘model’ students. I share stories with my Ss about ridiculous choices I made as a S; reminds them that I’m human. Gives me more inspiration to create experiences that eliminate the behaviors I may have exhibited as a S. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JeremyDBond
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A3: We focus on building a school community where everyone knows they belong & have a voice. It's "how we do things." Sometimes it's just as easy as asking "What do you like?" "What could we do better?" People have an innate desire to be a part of the story. Let them. #LeadLAP
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A3: Also, with #TeacherOfTheDay Allow students to create the lessons. We had #TeacherOfTheDay and this kiddo created her own lesson to teach her peers about contractions. #LeadLAP https://t.co/cgZ0CmCvtD
    • MrsHankinsClass Mar 19 @ 11:23 AM EDT
      The best learning comes when Ss have the opportunity to teach themselves! As #TeacherOfTheDay (chosen via @Flipgrid), Miss Torres decided she wanted to create her own game to teach her peers about contractions during small group. She calls it “Contraction Action”! @KirkElementary
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    a4 My S teams have assigned roles as in professional work environs & must support each other to increase "productivity." They learn how to work through relationship challenges and become better with and for each other. #leadlap
  • ASMILEwithAnna May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    Q4: My English 11 class has an Instagram page. I post videos of them voluntarily sharing their throughts about class or work they did in class. I have also posted random videos on the “story” about how much I love being their teacher. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    Q4 again! #LeadLAP
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A4: Not enough. I am going to work on helping kids cultivate relationships with each other. I needed a push. #leadlap
  • mrsyohePOB May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A4: I help students build relationships with one another through team building activities @KaganOnline has a lot of great resources! #LeadLAP
  • courtkneeruns May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A3) We created a #formative Bloom Ball for Romeo & Juliet and everyone chose which side they would contribute. Some are written, drawn, or typed. #LeadLAP
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    #Path2Serendipity is such an uplifting and inspiring message. It's filled with authenticity & vulnerability...and a path forward for all. Great work by @AllysonApsey Find it here: https://t.co/nx3RygOWPX #LeadLAP #tlap #leadupchat #satchat #edugladiators
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    So fun! You get to know students in a way you never would otherwise...and the same for students getting to know adults. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @missbrown111
  • artFling May 12 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    Proven. #leadlap
    In reply to @CoriOrlando1, @jcorippo, @TonySinanis, @mwniehoff, @kat_goyette, @pgilders, @GustafsonBrad, @brentcoley, @John_Eick, @burgessdave, @jeffreykubiak
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    That is a powerful way to give them a voice. Do many of your students follow the account? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ASMILEwithAnna
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    Wow, Joan. Thanks for sharing. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoanJtracy
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    A4: We use restorative circles to help students listen to one another, repair harm that was done, and to build relationships. #leadlap
  • EdLog411 May 12 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    A4: Relationships are a huge focus at our school. Students learning to design and build together, class meetings to share and solve issues, Leadership groups, Ss running assemblies, many clubs & activities, SEL focus in classrooms... #LeadLAP
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    It's an art form that develops over time and is a moving target. I suspect we never arrive but the journey is so fulfilling. #leadlap
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    Q5: The “T” in CRAFT stands for “Turn it Around” & helps us remember to avoid power struggles w/ Ss. No one wins in a power struggle. What strategies do you use to avoid them? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    I know, right?! I expand my #PLN in the best possible way every time I jump in on one of these chats! Amazing people in these communities! #tlap #LeadLAP #xplap #LearnLAP #PlayLAP
    In reply to @teachtran, @burgessdave, @burgess_shelley
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    A4. We need to honor the human element in our work. A balance between data sets and the human condition is absolutely necessary. I’m hopeful for a future in public education where we honor both. #LEADlap
  • diane_mackinnon May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    A4: We use #PBIS to reward students for caring and kindness and we’ve incorporated daily #restorativecircles into all of our classrooms this year! Also, cross grade level opportunities establish relationships among different ages/grades of Ss in our school community. #leadlap
  • DenaArmbrecht May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    A4: Students need the social skills and character traits to build relationships with each other! Classroom culture is a subset of school culture. We are implementing a schoolwide character ed program where every student earns recognition each month. Focus: Positive. #LeadLAP
  • inpursuitofed May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    A4: I'm working with staff to implement an advisory/homeroom period to build connections and community for our 2,200 student HS (goal: make our huge school feel a smaller & more inclusive). Our leadership students host purposeful events & activities to bring st together. #LeadLAP
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    When, in real life, does ed ever strike a balance? #leadlap
    In reply to @latoyadixon5
  • nbartley6 May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    A3/4 (running behind so combining:) I tweet about #geniushour A LOT because it’s just that powerful-choice & relationships skyrocket & Ss get to know each other on a whole new level. #leadlap
  • mradamwelcome May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    A4 - Relationships matter most and modeling for our kids is key. Shaking hands, eye contact, investing in others, in a genuine and positive way. #leadlap
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    A4: We are an @EnergyBusSchool & intentionally grow our teachers and students as positive leaders. These skills help us learn how to build strong relationships w each other while supporting each other to be the best we can be. #LeadLAP
  • Kareemfarah23 May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    A4: Students need to recognize that as they get older teachers and professors are less hands on and they must become reliant on peers to grow. It is critical to build classroom models that transfer the ownership of content from the teachers to students #LEADlap
  • tamaraletter May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    Yay! Another friend who shares a #passionforkindness! Thanks for tagging me, Allyson! Happy to connect! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @JoanJtracy
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    A5: In any power struggle I step back and I LISTEN more than I speak. People want to be heard and most conflicts are about misunderstandings or miscommunication. I work hard not to talk over people of any age. #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
      Q5: The “T” in CRAFT stands for “Turn it Around” & helps us remember to avoid power struggles w/ Ss. No one wins in a power struggle. What strategies do you use to avoid them? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    A4: We support connections by first connecting our faculty and staff. Morning meetings & restorative circles are such a strong way to unleash the power of relationships and build emotional literacy in a safe setting. #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • mradamwelcome May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    Gotta roll #leadlap thanks for letting me hop in, have a fabulous weekend everyone and happy day tomorrow to all the moms out there!
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    Q5 is here... #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
      Q5: The “T” in CRAFT stands for “Turn it Around” & helps us remember to avoid power struggles w/ Ss. No one wins in a power struggle. What strategies do you use to avoid them? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • StefLRichard May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    A4: Greetings & goodbyes, questions about their life, in ECE, model, model, model along with role play, songs, chants, & rhymes. #Leadlap
  • missbrown111 May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    A4: I establish in my classroom the truth that "everyone knows something I don't." I try to instill this in my Ss so they always remember that we are a team & stronger together. My Ss ask each other ?s, compliment each other, encourage each other. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • artFling May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    Being the dad of 7 children... When I first read that, I knew I misunderstood it at first. English. What a language! #leadlap
    In reply to @MrsHankinsClass
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    Thank you for joining us Les!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrDsengclasss
  • SpEdTeachLove May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    A4-See & acknowledge EVERY Ss-this makes the Ss see each other. Celebrate strengths and cheerlead the challenges--when you become a cheerleader--Ss join in and support each other #leadlap
  • mospillman May 12 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    A5. Great question to ask ourselves daily! I avoid making the student the focus. The unwanted behavior is my focus. I try to help them find a way to do better. #Leadlap
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
      Q5: The “T” in CRAFT stands for “Turn it Around” & helps us remember to avoid power struggles w/ Ss. No one wins in a power struggle. What strategies do you use to avoid them? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    A5: If you have been in a power struggle with Ss, raise your hand. The chat goes silent because no one can type--everyone's hand is up. It is OK, it will happen. Just don't make Ss do something stupid because you told them to when you were mad. #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    A5: Choice in setting limits always helps. When students know that you're listening (really listening) to what they need, you can get them where you need them to go... eventually. Sometimes they just need you to listen #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    Thanks for joining us, Adam. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mradamwelcome
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    A5. The only power we need to be tapping into is the power inside of us to do great things, to overcome obstacles, to serve and to love others to the best of our ability. I see power struggles as unproductive. We need to work together to accomplish the goals we set. #leadlap
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    Did (s)he remain that way? When parents lack their own supports they can feel like there's nothing to do but fight. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @diane_mackinnon
  • abney45 May 12 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    A5: The best way to avoid power struggles is to frontload your expectations, and give regular reminders of them. Students don't argue nearly as much if expectations are crystal clear. #LeadLAP
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    A4: Foster positive relationships from Day1 & encourage mindset throughout year. We created these last wk. SS will be more apt to love one another if they know one another. (Oooh...I may have just thought of my next #HeardItFromHankins quote!) #LeadLAP https://t.co/76OjYZG1Lv
  • cathylw2 May 12 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP. A4: Ss are humans. Get to know them. Let them get to know you. The enjoyabe time you take to do this will lessen the decidedly not enjoyable time needed for discipline.
  • DenaArmbrecht May 12 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    A5: Listen to understand not to respond is a great way to avoid power struggles #LeadLAP
  • 3_DLeadership May 12 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    A4: by pushing Ss to build capacity for relationships across difference. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    Awesome way to connect students to the learning and each other! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ASMILEwithAnna
  • staci_erickson2 May 12 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    A5- have them explain their position. Listen to them. Ask what will help them. #leadlap
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    A5: I’m super honest and vulnerable with my Ss. I just tell them that I’m and I need a minute before I say anything else. I always end those conversations with reminding them that I love them. #unconditionalmamaloveforSs #LeadLAP
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    YES. We have to own the fact that "I am either supporting a positive culture or I am tearing it down." There is no middle ground. Love this! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • mrsyohePOB May 12 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    A5: To prevent power struggles in my classroom I give students a #VOICE. What they think matters! It’s OUR classroom not mine #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    You got this Rita!! You may enjoy The #Path2Serendipity!! it is a fun and emotional easy read with lots of relationship ideas!! #LeadLAP
    • ritaplatt May 12 @ 11:03 AM EDT
      A4: Not enough. I am going to work on helping kids cultivate relationships with each other. I needed a push. #leadlap
  • CristinaDajero May 12 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    A5: Each side feels strongly & is willing to defend their perspective. I try to stop, reflect, and place myself in their shoes. Am I listening? Do I hear what they’re trying to say? What can I do to help? Am I making this worse? #LeadLAP #LoveLiteracyLearning
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • tsschmidty May 12 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    A5: I have gone with the “praise in public; punish in private” idea when I need to counsel a child...you don’t do it in front of other students... #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
      Q5: The “T” in CRAFT stands for “Turn it Around” & helps us remember to avoid power struggles w/ Ss. No one wins in a power struggle. What strategies do you use to avoid them? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    RT Q5: The “T” in CRAFT stands for “Turn it Around” & helps us remember to avoid power struggles w/ Ss. No one wins in a power struggle. What strategies do you use to avoid them? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • LiaGyore May 12 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    A4: From Day 1, I let my Ss know that we are a family and within families there are expectations of how we treat eachother in times of joy and in times of frustration. We support each other, are kind and respectful ALWAYS. I model conflict resolution and grace. #LeadLAP
  • courtkneeruns May 12 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    A4) It’s amazing how much complimenting and encouraging my Ss, gives them the courage to build each other up. We are an #inclusive school. So modeling #positivefeedback really works. I’ve seen kids’ self esteem totally grow from this environment. #LeadLAP
  • 3_DLeadership May 12 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    A5: seeks daily for ways to give power away. Also, understanding sources of power; legitimate, referent, coercive, reward, etc #leadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • ASMILEwithAnna May 12 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    A5: First, I let them know I care. Then, I listen as students say what they need to say, acknowledge and validate their concerns/thoughts, and let them know my side. Then, I ask what we can do to work together to make sure that we get the best outcome. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
      Q5: The “T” in CRAFT stands for “Turn it Around” & helps us remember to avoid power struggles w/ Ss. No one wins in a power struggle. What strategies do you use to avoid them? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    You need to get connected with @mreruchie She is a Restorative Justice expert!! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 11:04 AM EDT
      A4: We use restorative circles to help students listen to one another, repair harm that was done, and to build relationships. #leadlap
  • diane_mackinnon May 12 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    A5: Power struggles with Ss are avoided by less talking and more listening and sometimes no talking at all. Planned ignoring can work for some Ss in some situations. With adults, the same! #leadlap
  • pammoran May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    How do we begin to see that solutions come from within us all working to make the changes needed to address grand challenges and often thorny problems- we can’t wait until “they” do it for us #satchat #hacklearning #hackleadership #LEADlap #SaturdayMorning
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    #leadlap
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @mreruchie
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    Sounds AMAZING!! I need to pick your brain! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @EdLog411
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A5: Learned at a Master Teacher's seminar to always provide choices for S so he/she can save face, not to back them in corner. Option 1 is their current course of action plus remind of consequence, and Option 2 is the escape route I provide. Tone/body lang important too. #LeadLAP
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    That's great. And yeah, I was thinking that too -- the experiences of struggling or just not fitting in. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    Our admin recently started advising making a list. So I give the Ps a list of things or a path they can follow for a happy outcome. I don't think they care so much what we do, but we need to provide them hope. #leadlap
    In reply to @JeremyDBond, @diane_mackinnon
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A5: To avoid power struggles, Keep in mind — you are the adult. They are the kids. Their brains haven’t even fully developed yet! We are not here to see who will win, we are here to be on the same team! Take a deep breath and remain positive. #LeadLAP
  • staci_erickson2 May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A4 Do meaningful activities all year. Sometimes students have to be taught how to build relationships. Think Ennegram and Harry Potter. It’s going to be greatness. Stay tuned in Aug. Building relationships needs to be active and meaningful. #leadlap
  • 3_DLeadership May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A5.2: wrote an article on power: https://t.co/lCcrPbNPen #leadLAP #NoSpoilers
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • tishrich May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A5: De-escalate the situation by trying to put yourself in Ss shoes. Seek to understand, Be calm...allow time to cool down if needed. #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    Such simple things that are SO powerful! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    • mradamwelcome May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
      A4 - Relationships matter most and modeling for our kids is key. Shaking hands, eye contact, investing in others, in a genuine and positive way. #leadlap
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A5. If I find myself getting worked up, I practice what I preach to my students, self-regulation with figure 8 breathing. Works every time. #leadlap
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    We are connected! :) #leadlap
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @mreruchie
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A4: We have done global school read alouds (Wonder, Ugly, I Am Malala) during advisory this year (all staff participate) on the common themes of empathy, empowerment and hope. A positive side effect has been building a common experience and sense of belonging. #LeadLAP
  • artFling May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5 - Back to this book NV Communication. Observe - tell the S what you observed. Then tell them how you felt. Now I express my need. Finally, I make a request. So far, this is taking the air out angry responses. Been looking for this for a long time. #leadlap
  • Cr8rBoi May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
  • klubkraker May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5 Listen first, ask question, hear both sides, then respond. #leadlap
  • JoanJtracy May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5. Try very hard to remember everyone is fighting their own battle. Try to be kind rather than right. I don’t always succeed, but those are my gals. #LeadLAP
  • inpursuitofed May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5: I seek to understand students' perspectives, asking questions & truly listening. In most cases, letting students have a chance to explain their feelings helps. I also give st time to de-escalate by giving them space, waiting to talk with them until they are calmer. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    I LOVE that!! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @missbrown111
  • RichHayzler May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5: Talk with the student one-on-one. Find out what they are interested in. Get to know them. Power struggles happen when there are misunderstandings. Listen, empathize and offer opportunity for expression. After all, they are the student. We model what we get. #leadlap
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    We use this one along with Star Breathing and Five Finger tracing. Simply powerful! #mindfulness #leadlap
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5b: And in the event that I mess up (we’re all human) - I apologize to the student. Telling a S that I’m sorry for what I may have said is so powerful & strengthens the relationship. #LeadLAP
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    Yes! Public humiliation is NEVER a positive experience that encourages a change in unwanted behavior. Private convos can lead to trust building which develops positive outcomes all around. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tsschmidty
  • StefLRichard May 12 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5: Hard to enter into a power struggle if the element of choice is forefront in your mind. #LeadLAP #path2serendipity
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    Q6: #Path2Serendipity is not a journey to perfection. Perfection doesn’t exist. Tell us about a lesson you learned from a big mistake. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    Sounds like a great book, Art. I need to add it to my "To read" list! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @artFling
  • MPapaEdu May 12 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    A5: To avoid power struggles LISTEN! Sometimes students are trying to tell us exactly what we need to know but we don’t hear them. We’ve got to take the time & effort to give them the chance to communicate effectively #leadlap
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    And once we are able to control initial responses we have the power to rewire our brains to feel and respond differently. "The Brain that Changes Itself" blew me away. #leadlap
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    A5: Respect is earned. Each day you make a deposit. Then on the days you need to make a withdrawal, you have that chance #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator May 12 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    Q6 is here... #LeadLAP
  • staci_erickson2 May 12 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    A5B- I have a hard rule that the student will complete the activity. That’s not an option. However I tak to them and ask questions to see where the hang up is. There’s always an underlying issue of a student is having a power struggle. #leadlap
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    A5: To avoid power struggles, let go of your ego and just LISTEN. Be open. Be authentic. Be vulnerable. Be compassionate. #leadlap
  • artFling May 12 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    #leadlap I do something called a Box Breath. It looks similar to me. I start most mornings with these and I practice smiling. Okay... here's me being honest... I have to practice.
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A6: I make mistakes ALL the time! The biggest mistakes I make are when I make assumptions instead of asking open-ended questions. You know what they say about assuming... #JudgeLater or #JudgeNever or #ProcrastinateYourJudgement #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
  • 3_DLeadership May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    Also understand some students experience public humiliation and we don’t recognize when they do. We tend to make choice about who to humiliate subconsciously - something I’m chewing on #leadLAP
    In reply to @Dr_LMR, @tsschmidty
  • SpEdTeachLove May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A5: A Ss told me she knows when I'm upset because I sit on my stool, get real quiet, & eat a mint. She's right (& observant)-a moment of inaction allows time to process the correct action #leadlap
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
      Q5: The “T” in CRAFT stands for “Turn it Around” & helps us remember to avoid power struggles w/ Ss. No one wins in a power struggle. What strategies do you use to avoid them? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    YES! Everyone has a story! Soooo important to remember that! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoanJtracy
  • DenaArmbrecht May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A6: Always forgive yourself for mistakes #LeadLAP
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A5: Listening works the best for me when I feel the need for power or control. Asking the words "Tell Me More" buys me time and helps me center. We teach the Ss this SOLER model from @flipflippen #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A6. I’ve made lots of mistakes and learned lots from them. I have learned mostly that if you follow your heart and intuition, usually it ends up just fine. Worrying is not a productive strategy. #LEADlap
  • PrincipalHodges May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A5: I have a strict "no arguing with kids or parents" rule - sometimes that means just listening and saying "i hear you" and "that sounds ________" - my strategy is to stay calm and stay rooted in our school vision #LeadLAP
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    EXACTLY! I can actually feel that happening for me. I was never a big power-struggler, but like most it would pop up from time to time. Now, almost never! #leadlap
    In reply to @LaneWalker2
  • Jay_Eitner May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A6) I’ve made mistakes daily. Some little, some big. My biggest mistake I made as a Superintendent was I was ‘hearing’ a group of parents and not truly listening to them. I got called out on it at a BOE meeting and it really opened my eyes-truly a learning experience. #LeadLAP
  • EdLog411 May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    A5: if you build strong relationships with students and focus on solving problems together then power struggles are rare. When they occur I focus on building the relationship - helping Ss work through the issue #LeadLAP
  • 3_DLeadership May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    For example- how do you navigate when a student publicly humiliated another? If we avoid humiliating that student, what message does that send to student originally hurt? #leadLAP
    In reply to @Dr_LMR, @tsschmidty
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    Powerful. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes. And what a great leadership mantra. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @missbrown111
  • nbartley6 May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    A5 The more my colleagues and I work together to give Ss something to own, the more empowered learners we see. They are often so engaged in what they’re discovering, creating, and preparing to share its hard to even get their attention:) #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    Yes! ASK them! That is the "A" in CRAFT!! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    And if the embarrassment is public, the apology should be public! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Dr_LMR, @tsschmidty
  • abney45 May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    A6: I am regularly reminded of two things: the need to communicate effectively, and the need to listen to understand. Nearly every time I find myself in a conflict, it's because I didn't do one, the other, or both. #LeadLAP
  • artFling May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    I don't know if you're a Scribd reader... But it's on there. For around $10 a month, you get a lot of books. #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    Like this? #leadlap
    In reply to @artFling
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    Yes! Always!!! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • tsschmidty May 12 @ 11:08 AM EDT
      A5: I have gone with the “praise in public; punish in private” idea when I need to counsel a child...you don’t do it in front of other students... #LeadLAP
      • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:05 AM EDT
        Q5: The “T” in CRAFT stands for “Turn it Around” & helps us remember to avoid power struggles w/ Ss. No one wins in a power struggle. What strategies do you use to avoid them? #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    Absolutely! This is so important. #leadlap
    • PrincipalHodges May 12 @ 11:13 AM EDT
      A5: I have a strict "no arguing with kids or parents" rule - sometimes that means just listening and saying "i hear you" and "that sounds ________" - my strategy is to stay calm and stay rooted in our school vision #LeadLAP
  • ASMILEwithAnna May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    That was me! Just like Allyson, I did not enjoy school. This is why I am so passionate about making sure my students WANT to come to school and WANT to learn. I understand those kids who don’t. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity #TeachingWithASMILE
    In reply to @iluveducating, @AllysonApsey, @JeremyDBond
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A6: Many mistakes are made because of haste and perceptions. Our perceptions become our realities unless you are open your mind to the positive. Basically #presumepositive #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A5: Two of my favs to remember is to PRESUME POSITIVE INTENTIONS and QTIP (quit taking it personally). #LeadLAP
  • LiaGyore May 12 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A4b: Never underestimate the importance of teaching Ss how to apologize and how to ACCEPT an apology - even when they are not ready to forgive. And that means being willing to apologize in those moments when we've made a mistake or let our humanity show too vividly. #LeadLAP
  • 3_DLeadership May 12 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    Don’t be afraid of mistakes. Build capacity to handle the aftermath of the mistakes we make. That’s been the best lesson for me #leadLAP don’t focus on intentions, focus on impact
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    Great point!! Talk less, listen more!! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @diane_mackinnon
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A beautiful quote from Mother Teresa. #leadlap
    • me1odystacy May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
      Powerful. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes. And what a great leadership mantra. #LeadLAP
      In reply to @AllysonApsey, @missbrown111
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A6: oh my goodness!!!! I am the QUEEN of sticking my foot in my mouth! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ I am learning to just keep my mouth shut. HA! The struggle is real, y’all. #LeadLAP
  • artFling May 12 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    #leadlap Yes. This is it.
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    RT Q6: #Path2Serendipity is not a journey to perfection. Perfection doesn’t exist. Tell us about a lesson you learned from a big mistake. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    A5: We also need to model how we want kids to react in power struggles with other kids. If we fight with them, they will fight with each other. #LeadLAP https://t.co/RXOXKVLdaq
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    A5: In the classroom w Ss, in the school w Ts... if we want great things for those on our team, we must check our ego at the door. I have to remind myself of this when I feel drawn into a power struggle. #LeadLAP
  • diane_mackinnon May 12 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    I hate to go but I’m arriving in Newport RI for a pre Mother’s Day lunch. It’s been great! Thanks for hosting, @AllysonApsey . Can’t wait to read #Path2Serendipity ! Plz join us next weekend -excited to host a convo about “Captain Conversations” #leadlap
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    A6. I’ve learned that my physical, spiritual, and mental balance must be top priority in order for me to be the best leader I can be. To take care of others, I have to take care of myself. #LeadLAP
  • tishrich May 12 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    A6: I have learned to add space at the end of my lessons for evaluating dishes with teams. I used to pack too much in and missed out on this valuable and powerful reflection time. #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    Don't forget to connect with these smart people! Be sure to find new Twitter friends--we are better together. #FollowFive #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    A6: My mantra for the year ~ Judge less. Love more. ~ came out of the many times I mistakenly have judged a book by its cover. I have to consciously work to give grace, to love unconditionally. #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    A6: Always feel like it's a big mistake if a S disengages because of me and I didn't know I was the reason. Doesn't happen often, but it happens. Need to be aware of Ss who withdraw to see if it is me or something else. Then see if situation can be remedied. #LeadLAP
  • staci_erickson2 May 12 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    A6- I have many. Haha! But I always evaluate the situation and ask myself what could have done differently. What will I do to move forward? #leadlap
  • latoyadixon5 May 12 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    An apology is one of the most powerful acts in a relationship. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @LiaGyore
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    Thank you for those efforts. They matter. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @LaneWalker2, @diane_mackinnon
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    So true. I think when we can convince them we are on "their side," the issues are minimized. #leadlap
    In reply to @EdLog411
  • MrDougCampbell May 12 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    Avoid power struggles by giving up the desire to try to win every situation. Swallowing your pride and being the bigger person will be more beneficial in the long run. #LeadLAP
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    Love Newport! Enjoy the day! Hope to ‘see’ you next week! #LeadLAP
    • diane_mackinnon May 12 @ 11:16 AM EDT
      I hate to go but I’m arriving in Newport RI for a pre Mother’s Day lunch. It’s been great! Thanks for hosting, @AllysonApsey . Can’t wait to read #Path2Serendipity ! Plz join us next weekend -excited to host a convo about “Captain Conversations” #leadlap
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    Oh I LOVE the QTIP!!!! I am taking a q-tip to school Monday and taping it to a prominent place!!!!!! #mylifestory #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    End w reminder that I love them. #thatsthewaytodoit #LeadLAP
    • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:08 AM EDT
      A5: I’m super honest and vulnerable with my Ss. I just tell them that I’m and I need a minute before I say anything else. I always end those conversations with reminding them that I love them. #unconditionalmamaloveforSs #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    So agree!! So often we make the problem or mistake so much bigger in our heads! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @latoyadixon5
  • artFling May 12 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    A6 - Mistake. Tried to take up a child's note she was writing in class. Ended up making a way bigger drama of it than it needed to be. Took some doing to get the girl's trust again. #leadlap
  • SchulerESD May 12 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    A6: I was rushing 8th grade through a ceramics project and put all in the kiln too early. The pieces were too wet and most blew up. Ss were upset and it was my fault. Lesson learned...slow down. And start earlier in the year. #LeadLAP
  • StefLRichard May 12 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    A5: Underestimated Ss interest. As a 4th grade writing T, I started “Writing Cafe” before school and during lunch. On my 1st day, I had way too many students to be productive. I quickly went to “Writing Cafe” reservations. I have never underestimated Ss interest again. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    Q7: Respect is defined as meeting your own needs without interfering with someone else meeting their needs in The #Path2Serendipity. How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourself without stepping on the needs of someone else? #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    Good for you for being open to that kind of learning!! Says so much about your character! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Jay_Eitner
  • Keithrispin May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    A6... just one? There are too many to choose. #LeadLAP
  • CristinaDajero May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    A6: I’ve learned that you should NEVER assume that someone that “seems” difficult to speak to, collaborate with, count on is that way because of you. It could be because of past interactions with someone in the same role as you. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity #LoveLiteracyLearning
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • RichHayzler May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    A6: Biggest mistakes are made when they are done quickly. Take the time to involve stakeholders, think about all possible outcomes and most importanly, is it in the best interests of students. #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    A7: I'm selfish sometimes & need to check myself to make sure I'm considering others' needs. Writing to reflect & hold myself accountable helps me SO much. I write on blog called "Serendipity in Education". Check it out here ==> https://t.co/utQecrZACE #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    Agree!! Just like, "if the criticism is frequent, the praise should be frequent." #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
      And if the embarrassment is public, the apology should be public! #LeadLAP
      In reply to @Dr_LMR, @tsschmidty
  • artFling May 12 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    Tish... this pic is just mean. Drooling on my keyboard. #leadlap
    In reply to @tishrich
  • klubkraker May 12 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    A6 I have made many mistakes. Being able to admit it, learn from it, and then move forward. #LeadLAP
  • 3_DLeadership May 12 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    Finding my “collective” or “village” where I can be completely real and honest, and they will be honest with me. That keeps me grounded. I need people to tell me I’m wrong. It’s rare. #leadLAP
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    Agree!! Positive procrastination is our friend!! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 11:15 AM EDT
      A6: Many mistakes are made because of haste and perceptions. Our perceptions become our realities unless you are open your mind to the positive. Basically #presumepositive #LeadLAP
  • mospillman May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    A6- I thought I had to do things the way everyone else did. It was fake and ineffective. Now I’m myself, for what ever that’s worth. At least I’m being genuine. #LEADlap
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    Love it!!! Great #DBCTakeover, Lori!!! #PlayLAP #XPLAP #tlap #BeTheWildCard I know @mrmatera @jedikermit @hopekingteach @WadeKing7 and I appreciate your "redesign" work!! #tlap #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SciTeach7Davis, @dbc_inc, @mrmatera, @jedikermit, @mrmatera, @jedikermit, @hopekingteach, @WadeKing7
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    A7: By being aware of those around me, re-orbiting the world so it isn't revolving solely around me, giving validation to others, & giving myself the time I need for what I need. #LeadLAP
  • nbartley6 May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    A6 when I started as a tech coach I pushed my own passion way too much, but it was because of the mistakes I made that I realized the power in helping Ts/admin unleash their own passions & most certainly bring them to school! #LeadLAP
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    A7: Self-care isn't selfish. At all. Here are some Plan BE ideas that won't infringe on anyone else while you're caring for your own wellBEing. https://t.co/iK0aVX9VSy #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • LiaGyore May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    A5: This can be very hard. It takes time and trust to discover where the Ss' need for power comes from and find other ways to provide it that don't interfere in learning for themselves or others. #LeadLAP
  • SpEdTeachLove May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    My biggest takeaway from the chat today: QTIP!!!!#leadlap
  • inpursuitofed May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    A6: I've made so many mistakes! A lesson I learned last year is to slow down. With the pace in schools, there is the illusion that decisions need to made quickly. This is a misconception. Taking time to make thoughtful decisions, even around discipline, is often helpful. #LeadLAP
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    A7: I take care of myself by doing three things every day: 1. Laughing hard (even if I have to search up jokes on the internet); 2. Reading a book of choice (even if I have to get up early to do it) 3. Being VERY kind to myself (we all make mistakes, big woop.) #LeadLap
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    And giving others the benefit of the doubt creates a culture of support and safety. "What did you mean by that?" could prevent a war. #leadlap
    In reply to @JayBilly2
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    A7: Taking care of ourselves show we respect ourselves & want to give the best to others. I meditate every morning & build in self care activities that are meaningful to me (outside of work commitments). #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
      Q7: Respect is defined as meeting your own needs without interfering with someone else meeting their needs in The #Path2Serendipity. How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourself without stepping on the needs of someone else? #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    Great point Wendy!! We NEED to teach Social Emotional Learning explicitly in schools!! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @MrsHankinsClass
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A6: I’ve learned-in person and online-always #choosekind and take the high road! #LeadLAP #trollpatrol
  • abney45 May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A7: Most of my self care includes some form of solitude, so I need to make sure I am meeting the needs of my family as well. #LeadLAP
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A7: It's always about empathy and seeing the big picture. When we can see both sides of a story or an agenda, we have a better chance of earning respect and understanding motives #LeadLaP
  • JoanJtracy May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    Thank you so much for this #leadlap, @AllysonApsey . I am ordering your book right now!
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @AllysonApsey
  • ASMILEwithAnna May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A6: I learned to take... my... time... responding. Many times, I blurt out answers without thinking through their effectiveness and potential impact. I teach my students to choose words wisely; I need to practice what I preach. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • artFling May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A7 - Start my day early. Reading the Psalms this year (in Esperanto - hey, it lights up my brain). Box breathing. Practice Smiling. 5 - 10 reps of an exercise that makes my heart thump. Pray. #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    Enjoy lunch! Sounds lovely!! Can't wait to hear about the connections you make to The #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @diane_mackinnon
  • BobbieFrench May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A7- taking me time, time to rest and rejuvenate so I have more of me to give... but not at the sacrifice of being with the family also! balance #leadlap #Path2Serendipity
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A6: Leason learned— #LeadLAP https://t.co/k6DM7r9lb6
  • Jay_Eitner May 12 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A7) A former BOE president said it best to me: “You first, us second.” I had a hard time comprehending that, but then I realized I wasn’t good to anyone if I wasn’t well. It’s now a quote on my desk. #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    RT Q7: Respect is defined as meeting your own needs without interfering with someone else meeting their needs in The #Path2Serendipity. How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourself without stepping on the needs of someone else? #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    Yes!! Adding space is so important. And...you are making me HUNGRY!! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tishrich
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    A6: My worst mistakes as a school leader have been when I rushed to a decision. I have learned to take my time, apologize, reflect on what I could have done better, and move on - knowing that it is all a part of becoming a better person and a stronger leader. #leadlap
  • mospillman May 12 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    A7- I think the only way to do this is to consistently be reflective. Check in with yourself often. And with the class. #LEADlap
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
      Q7: Respect is defined as meeting your own needs without interfering with someone else meeting their needs in The #Path2Serendipity. How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourself without stepping on the needs of someone else? #LeadLAP
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    From my understanding, SEL provides comfort & healing, and brain science, can empowers them with the ability to change how they feel and respond. #leadlap
    In reply to @AllysonApsey, @MrsHankinsClass
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    Have a great Mother's Day weekend, #LeadLAP crew! Thanks for steering the ship in a fab direction, @AllysonApsey ! Gotta take my momma out to lunch!
  • tishrich May 12 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    A7: My morning walk/run time is a wonderful time of solitude and gives me the boost of energy I need to take on the day! #runlap #leadlap
  • Keithrispin May 12 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    A7... personally I think there is a quiet health crisis amoungst teachers. So many dont look after themselves properly. JMHO #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    A7: That’s a great question! I just try to think of others first always, how they might feel or react or perceive. Their perception is their truth, so I try to keep that in mind. #LeadLAP
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    You are welcome! I keep it on a little laminated card in my name tag holder. Then, when a student or I need it, it's handy. #leadlap
    In reply to @CristinaDajero
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    The Home Stretch is tough!!! Here are 5 ways to survive the end of the year stress from @thezenteacher https://t.co/DjuJi5mmwp #LeadLAP #tlap #ZenTeacher
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    What a terrific problem to solve!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @StefLRichard
  • abney45 May 12 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    Thanks @AllysonApsey @burgess_shelley @BethHouf for a great #LeadLAP - happy Mother's Day weekend to everyone!
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    It made perfect sense to me too. Hasn't failed me yet, and I've been teaching 23 years and counting. :-) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoanJtracy, @AllysonApsey
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    This platform is good practice for that... and it isn't. It expects immediate response. Though I suppose we often have to think on our feet in the non-digital world. #LeadLAP
  • Dr_LMR May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    Great #LeadLAP convo this morning! Thanks @AllysonApsey for the thoughtful Qs. Can’t wait to read #Path2Serendipity - enjoy the day!
  • tishrich May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    What a wonderful way to kick off the weekend @AllysonApsey ! Thanks for the wonderful chat, #leadlap crew!
  • LiaGyore May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    A6: Any decision I made out of fear has been a mistake. EVERY SINGLE ONE. Living boldly and trusting myself is scary and the most rewarding way to grow. #LeadLAP
  • courtkneeruns May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    A7) Taking care of my needs has been a lot about #truth this year. Seeing that I’m human and it’s ok to feel hurt or excited or disappointed, but to talk to a colleague so I can come back and give to my Ss. #LeadLAP #path2serendipity
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    A6: Making the mistake of not getting all of the information before making a decision & moving forward. Then realizing = Uh-Oh. Take the time to get all of the facts, see the big picture, stick to the vision, then be decisive & supportive. #LeadLAP
  • missbrown111 May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    A7: I think reflection is key is all facets...but definitely this one. I need to hold myself more accountable through writing as you've suggested @AllysonApsey. Writing helps me remember my reflections & therefore not repeat my mistakes. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
      Q7: Respect is defined as meeting your own needs without interfering with someone else meeting their needs in The #Path2Serendipity. How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourself without stepping on the needs of someone else? #LeadLAP
  • RichHayzler May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    A7: Blogging has been a big help for me. https://t.co/9xJVR582gU Also, knowing that I can connect with my PLN here is a huge support. Biggest piece is finding time to stay in shape and keep the mind and body strong. I find myself being better for everyone! #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    And we all are better for it!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mospillman
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    A7: Uplift everyone around you — not just yourself. #LeadLAP https://t.co/xxX7neQRBx
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    @AllysonApsey Thanks for a great chat! Thanks @burgess_shelley & @BethHouf for the #LeadLAP community!
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:26 AM EDT
    Closing Question: Share your favorite tweet or learning from our chat and tell us about the connection you made. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • SpEdTeachLove May 12 @ 11:26 AM EDT
    A6-My mistakes come w/pushing through curriculum or a lesson when I shouldn't. Especially creative endeavors when the Ss need more time. When I give the time-the products are amazing #leadlap
  • JayBilly2 May 12 @ 11:26 AM EDT
    Great job this morning @AllysonApsey - So happy about #Path2Serendipity - Good luck #LeadLAP
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    A7) Find self-respect in serving others. These needn't be mutually exclusive. #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
      Q7: Respect is defined as meeting your own needs without interfering with someone else meeting their needs in The #Path2Serendipity. How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourself without stepping on the needs of someone else? #LeadLAP
  • AmyLIllingworth May 12 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    I made a connection & now I can't wait to read #Path2Serendipity! #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    Have heard others talk about "talking to ourselves" in the way we would talk with a friend if he/she made a mistake. Great advice!! Be kind to ourselves! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • SchulerESD May 12 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    A7: I chose to be a wife and mother. I chose to be a teacher too. Wife and mom are way more important! I step away from my job when I am at home so I can focus on family. #LeadLAP
  • mospillman May 12 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    #LEADlap
    In reply to @AllysonApsey
  • MrsHankinsClass May 12 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    Thanks for a great chat! @AllysonApsey #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • BethHouf - Moderator May 12 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    Thank you so much to @AllysonApsey for leading us today and the whole crew for all your amazing shares! Here’s an archive: https://t.co/z5v3C8mD1V #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • me1odystacy May 12 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    A7: @alienearbud taught me the Miracle Morning (SAVERS) & it is such an awesome combo of those important self-care things I can do before the craziness of the day rolls in. #BLBS #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    Thank you SO much Joan!! Can't wait to have you join the #Path2Serendipity community and share your connections with us!! #LeadLAP
  • cathylw2 May 12 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP Without a doubt!! Seemingly closed-minded folks are often actually afraid of the unknown. This is where working alongside of someone trying something new can be of such benefit.
  • nbartley6 May 12 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    A7 although I whole heartedly believe in running to school every day I’ve learned that running through school deserves some attention-working on slowing down so that I have enough fuel for colleagues, Ss, & very importantly, my family. #LeadLAP
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    Also looking at pictures of cute puppies or babies on the internet. You just can't be stressed after looking at them! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • klubkraker May 12 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    A7 Taking time for myself so I can give my best to others. Be present when I am with them.#leadlap
  • JoanJtracy May 12 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    Thank you #leadlap for your time and thoughtfulness in today’s chat. I really appreciate this team.
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    Enjoy Newport and Mother's Day! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @diane_mackinnon, @AllysonApsey
  • LaneWalker2 May 12 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    This is so true. We can't prevent ad hominem attacks, but we can refrain from reacting. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • RichHayzler May 12 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    Thanks @AllysonApsey for a great #leadlap chat! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Thanks for all you do for your own children and the ones in your classrooms!
  • ASMILEwithAnna May 12 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    A7: Practice. I learned (am still learning) through teeter-tottering my experiences with the decisions I know to be best at the time. Weighing out the consequences of my decisions is the most helpful way I know to be aware of the impact of my choices. #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
      Q7: Respect is defined as meeting your own needs without interfering with someone else meeting their needs in The #Path2Serendipity. How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourself without stepping on the needs of someone else? #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating May 12 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    CQ: This question will be on my mind all day. Even when I’m taking care of myself, it seems like I’m doing it with someone else’s interests in mind. I need to take the time to take care of myself. Thank you, @AllysonApsey #LeadLAP
    • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:19 AM EDT
      Q7: Respect is defined as meeting your own needs without interfering with someone else meeting their needs in The #Path2Serendipity. How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourself without stepping on the needs of someone else? #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    YOU are amazing! Thank you so much for the inspiration, the learning and the connecting this morning! Please be sure to check out The Path to Serendipity! Available NOW on Amazon: https://t.co/RJFmDZe8N5 #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    Thank you Laura!! You have a wonderful Mother's Day too! #LeadLAP #Path2Serendipity
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura
  • burgessdave May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    Thanks to @AllysonApsey for hosting #LeadLAP this morning! What an uplifting way to start the weekend! You can support her #Path2Serendipity message here: https://t.co/xGHyNdFnY2 You won't regret it!! This is a book you are going to read...then share! #tlap
  • EdLog411 May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    Yes! As Admin there is pressure to feel like you have all the answers. I have to remind myself that it is okay to say ‘Let me check on that’ and, when it comes to problems, helping others find their own solutions (solving for others takes away their power) #LeadLAP
    • inpursuitofed May 12 @ 11:21 AM EDT
      A6: I've made so many mistakes! A lesson I learned last year is to slow down. With the pace in schools, there is the illusion that decisions need to made quickly. This is a misconception. Taking time to make thoughtful decisions, even around discipline, is often helpful. #LeadLAP
  • JeremyDBond May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    Yes! May be the two most important #PeopleSkills. #LeadLAP
    • abney45 May 12 @ 11:14 AM EDT
      A6: I am regularly reminded of two things: the need to communicate effectively, and the need to listen to understand. Nearly every time I find myself in a conflict, it's because I didn't do one, the other, or both. #LeadLAP
  • ritaplatt May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    My hubs always says, "Don't wrestle with a pig in the mud. The pig likes it and you just get dirty." #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • PascaleLMichaud May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    Thank you @AllysonApsey for leading this chat! Happy Mother's Day to all you moms! #leadlap
  • SchulerESD May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    Thank you for an inspiring chat! #LeadLAP
  • AllysonApsey May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    I love it when you leave me Voxer messages on your morning walk/run!! Makes my day! #Path2Serendipity #LeadLAP
    • tishrich May 12 @ 11:24 AM EDT
      A7: My morning walk/run time is a wonderful time of solitude and gives me the boost of energy I need to take on the day! #runlap #leadlap
  • courtkneeruns May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    I def want to consider a social media page! My kids are awesome and it could build their confidence to share some powerful work. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ASMILEwithAnna
  • BarbaraGruener May 12 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    Closing reflections: I'm inspired to get #Path2Serendipity and read and then share it at poolside PD this summer. June 8th sounds like a fantastic Friday for that! Thank you @AllysonApsey! #leadlap
  • sandeeteach May 12 @ 11:30 AM EDT
    Thank you for sharing your expertise, Doug. This article is very insightful. #uted #leadupchat #leadlap #satchat #ohedchat #aredchat