#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 June 23, 2018
10:30 AM EDT

  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:30 AM EDT
    Hello and welcome to #LeadLAP @burgess_shelley and I are so excited to have @thezenteacher host today's chat! The Q's will be coming from my account today, but are from Dan. Let's set sail and find our zen!
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:31 AM EDT
    Hey #leadlap Pam,K-8 Instructional Coach from Charleston,SC.
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Good morning everyone! Hope you are enjoying your Saturday. @bethhouf and I are honored to have you kick off your weekend with #LeadLAP
  • smgaillard Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Good morning crew, Jonathan from 100 degree California jumping in this morning #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Time for intros! Tell us who's on board today and where you are sailing in from! I'm Beth, co-author of #LeadLAP and proud principal of #fmsteach. Joining from NJ today...hanging w/the awesome @JayBilly2 & @nbartley6
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    #leadlap Jove MS Prinicpal from MO here and ready to grow and get my zen on
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Hi Pam. Always great to have you in #LeadLAP
    In reply to @specialtechie
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Good morning and welcome, Pam! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @specialtechie
  • Mrjonresendez Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Mornin! Jon - Teacher Leader from Irvine CA #LeadLAP
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Thanks! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Hi, Pam!!!! Thanks for the #ZenTeacher pic of the #Sketchnotes! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @specialtechie
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:32 AM EDT
    Good morning, my friend! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    ShowMeState Representing, Jove! Great to see you! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    100 degree CA? Where are you, Jon! We have a beautiful 77 degree day in San Diego today. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @coacheagan
  • principledlady Jun 23 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Hello! Leila here Deputy Sup in Escondido. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Great to see you, Jonathan! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @coacheagan
  • JasonCMcDowell Jun 23 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP crew! Jason, Principal from Missouri here for some Zen!
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP friends! Lena Marie from MA joining this morning. Hi everyone!
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Good morning, Leila! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @principledlady
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:33 AM EDT
    Of course! You know I love my @dbc_inc books and I have to carry them with me somehow. #sketchnotes #zenteacher #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgessdave, @dbc_inc
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    LENA! So great to see you! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Dr_LMR
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Back at you Beth! Missed last week, so glad to be back 😉 #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP! Marci from Utah...happy to be with you this morning!
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Welcome, Leila! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @principledlady
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Hi, Lena!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Dr_LMR
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Great to have you with us, Marci. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @marcihouseman
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good to see you, Marci! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @marcihouseman
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good morning #leadlap and @thezenteacher from Barbara, newly-retired school counselor and author of What's Under Your Cape? Super excited to learn from and grow with you this morning!
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Hi, Elizabeth from Guernsey jumping in #leadlap
  • MrsNealy23 Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good morning! Monifa, high school English teacher from South Florida!#LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Welcome, Marci! Happy Saturday! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @marcihouseman
  • jillrt Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Jill, Elementary Instructional Coach, from MA excited to come aboard today! #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Woot. Jason is in the house. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JasonCMcDowell
  • MrsLedford6Eng Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Hey everyone! I'm Jen,a 6th grade English Teacher from IN #leadlap
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Inland from SF, was 100 yesterday and supposed to be 102 today—30 minutes west to SF is probably more like SD weather where I was for 4 days last week and was beautiful! #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Great to see you, Monifa! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrsNealy23
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Morning, Lena. Always love having you with us in #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Dr_LMR
  • JayBilly2 Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good morning @BethHouf and @thezenteacher - glad to have time with my friends and happy to join #LeadLAP - Jay from NJ an elementary principal
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good morning #leadlap. Joe, new elementary principal in the Fall. Happy to be here with other amazing educators.
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    Good morning, Barbara! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Elizabethutch
  • JoshBarkerEB Jun 23 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Josh Barker Elementary principal from Gower, MO #LeadLAP
  • LSR_DrMom Jun 23 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Good Morning! Lavetta, assistant principal in New Jersey returning from teaching #HigherEd a great group of administrators for the first summer session where classes were on Saturdays. Glad to be back! #LeadLAP
  • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Always great to be with the fabulousness that is @BethHouf @burgess_shelley and @burgessdave! #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf, @burgess_shelley, @burgessdave
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Hey, hey Barbara! great to have you here! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener, @thezenteacher
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Welcome, Barbara. Your presence and insights always make #LeadLAP better. Great to have you.
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener, @thezenteacher
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    What a great way to spend the weekend! Next time you head a little further North you need to let me know so we can connect! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @JayBilly2, @nbartley6
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    or even Elizabeth ;) #leadlap HI Beth :)
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Jill! Great to see you! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jillrt
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 10:36 AM EDT
    Congrats Joe!! First I’m hearing of the promotion, but pumped for you and wishing you well! Where are you a Principal? #leadlap
    In reply to @Jyoung1219, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Q1: Self-care is important for everyone. Why might it be particularly important for administrators/educational leaders? @thezenteacher #leadlap #zenteacher
  • CJCain7 Jun 23 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Try to learn as much as you can about the people you are privileged to serve and do your best win their hearts. If you first find their hearts, they’ll be glad to give you their hands. #ALLIN #satchat #leadlap #leadupchat #EduGladiators
  • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Hi Jay! Congratulations on your new book! #leadlap
    In reply to @JayBilly2, @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    That's what I get for typing too fast. Welcome, Elizabeth! And welcome to @BarbaraGruener too! Glad to have you both!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Elizabethutch, @BarbaraGruener
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    good morning, Beth ... I know you're thriving. thank you for your passionate presents (and presence!) ... #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • MrsRackleyCCMS Jun 23 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    Morning, Folks! My name is Mariah. I’m a middle school principal from PA. Happy to be learning with you on this rainy summer morning! #LeadLAP
  • JayBilly2 Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Thanks Marci - Hop all is well #LeadLAP
    • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 10:37 AM EDT
      Hi Jay! Congratulations on your new book! #leadlap
      In reply to @JayBilly2, @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • valerietilton Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP! Valerie from FL joining! Great to be here!
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Hi Jay! Long time no see! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JayBilly2, @thezenteacher
  • EdLog411 Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Good morning #LeadLAP. Vicki, VP from BC joining in today
  • CJCain7 Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Dude, we spit fire!!! #leadlap
    In reply to @JoshLSnyder, @ToddWhitaker, @stevegruenert
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Hi Joe!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Jyoung1219, @burgess_shelley
  • PrincipalOgg Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Morning team. I am Michael from TX. One of the many learners at @AltonElementary #LeadLAP #NoPlaceLikeAlton
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Thank you, Shelley. I seriously cannot wait for the day when we meet in real life! Now that I'm in my encore career I sense that possibility gaining momentum! #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @thezenteacher
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    A1 I know as though I feel I have the weight of our staff, community, and students on my shoulders. I owe them the responsibility of my very best so I'm most critical of myself and I need time to rest and rebuild to give them my very best each day. #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Thanks Jonathan. It’s such an honor to serve as a site admin. I’m super excited and of course feeling all the other emotions too. It’s in Santa Clara USD. #leadLAP
    In reply to @coacheagan, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    A1 If you can't look after yourself how can you look after or lead others? Leading is tough so give yourself time to grow, don't put too much pressure on yourself! do as I do not do as I say #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    Hi Valerie. Awesome to have you here. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @valerietilton
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 10:38 AM EDT
    A1: I called it the "Danger of Never Being Done" in this blog post: https://t.co/YwOaQI6sNF It is real thing for educators. #LeadLAP #ZenTeacher
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    Thanks Leila. Super excited to continue being a servant-leader. #leadlap
    In reply to @principledlady, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    A1: When I was a Principal, I found that a lack of self-care led me to make some poor leadership decisions that were difficult to recover from. What flight attendants tell us is truth--put on your own mask before assisting others with theirs. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    Q1 again... #LeadLAP
  • mlkbingham Jun 23 @ 10:39 AM EDT
    Good Morning from the Gulf Coast! #leadlap
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Hi Beth. Great to connect with you again. By the way, #leadlap is one of my summer reads.
    In reply to @BethHouf, @burgess_shelley
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Q1 in case you missed it! #LeadLAP
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: I love how @thezenteacher says "Value yourself enough to listen to your mind, body, and spirit.". You have to have balance in order to be your best self! #zenteacher #LeadLAP Radical Self-Care ❤
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Welcome, Josh! So great to see another MO principal! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoshBarkerEB
  • Mrjonresendez Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: Leadership is modeling. If leaders don’t do it, then those they lead won’t do it either. Also, leaders get the lions share of the negativity. Without self-care, the work can be overwhelming. #LeadLAP
  • LSR_DrMom Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1 - Somedays can be emotionally stressful and heartbreaking. If we don't take care of ourselves, we may not make the right decision or the best decision. #LeadLAP
  • JayBilly2 Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Here is Question 1 for #LeadLAP again!
  • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Leaders need high energy and enthusiasm! Low batteries eventually die. Lack of self-care will eventually catch up with the person who neglects it. #leadlap
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1 Self-care is super important and especially for those in positions that interact with so many people each day and can sometimes make a zillion decisions every five minutes! We need to reflect and refuel to be energized to do this work passionately each day. #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Hi Valerie. Always great to connect with you. #leadlap
    In reply to @valerietilton
  • PrincipalOgg Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1-Saw it in a tweet a few days ago. We will not accomplish much if we are drained. #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    Hey #LeadLAP! Hate to be missing out today, but I’m hanging out with some incredible folks at #BadgeSummit in Chicago! Might recognize one of these PIRATEs! #bestweekever Two PIRATEs, One Week?! #tlap
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: because “compassion fatigue” is a real thing #leadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • DrFrankRud Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1 body, mind, heart, spirit without the whole person, Life isn’t balanced in any of your roles or your capacity to build and achieve #leadlap
  • principledlady Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    A1: It’s often said “If the principal sneezes the staff catches a cold”. When we take care of ourselves our staff stays healthy too! #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:40 AM EDT
    So true, Sandy! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @sandeeteach
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    so true. We all make bad decisions sometimes but if you are not looking after yourself they seem much worse. Being honest about your stress levels is so important. #leadlap
    In reply to @marcihouseman
  • StuCentWorld Jun 23 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    A1: (Jumping in a minute late...hi all!) As a metaphor, when the “captain of the ship” isn’t strong enough to keep it afloat, the entire crew is in danger of sinking #LeadLAP
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    A1: Caregivers are at high risk for Compassion Fatigue, so we must intentionally replenish and restore. We simply cannot overflow where there is no flow! #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    Agreed! And it can completely wear you out! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @3_DLeadership
  • MrsRackleyCCMS Jun 23 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    A1: Leadership can be such a lonely place! Self-care is especially important for educational leaders to prevent burnout, keep our sanity, and not be consumed by the “bigness” of our roles. We have to surround ourselves with strong support systems and good people! #LeadLAP
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    Say hi to Michael!! #XPLAP in the house! #LeadLAP #BadgeSummit
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • KimGriesbach Jun 23 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    Good morning #leadlap! Kim from Wisconsin checking in from my deck. Lots of birdies singing to me this morning. 😊
  • MrsNealy23 Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    A1: In order to best serve our students and colleagues, school leaders need to take time to relax and recuperate. #LeadLAP
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Hey friend! Yes, you really do need to keep those batteries charged to be your best. That's what these chats do for me! #leadlap #zenteacher
    In reply to @sandeeteach
  • jillrt Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    A1: One of my favorite take-aways from my #CollaborativeProblemSolving learning is that a "dysregulated person CANNOT regulate another person". You need to be in a good place before you can help others get to their good place. Put on your oxygen mask first... #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Good morning, Kim! So great to have you here! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @KimGriesbach
  • ChrisForrestEDU Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    @dbc_inc Our staff will love that this was one of my summer reads. Already planning relevant, meaningful PD for this coming school year. Thank you @RACzyz ! #leadlap #4OCF #choice
  • TheColon_s Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Lynn Colon, Northern VA glad to be here #leadlap
  • JoshBarkerEB Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    A1. I have found as I begin to get tired I don’t always think clearly. I make decisions that are not always in the best interest of the students. After breaks my passion and focus are back. Been lucky as school breaks always happen at the perfect time for me. #LeadLAP
  • khoggardGRT Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Good morning #leadlap! Kelly from Virginia Beach! ❤️🥊
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    This was a great resource I found; https://t.co/Z3JzeHPLVA #leadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    A1: As a servant-leader, admins are always serving others. Self-care helps with the process of balance. Balancing filling others’ cups and filling our own. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • JasonCMcDowell Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    A1: Education is a calling that people poor their all into. We have the tendency to put put our students, classrooms, schools, families and whatever else is happening at the moment above ourselves. That's why it's so important that we carve out some time to recharge. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Late passes are always welcome in #LeadLAP So glad you could make it!
    In reply to @StuCentWorld
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    The modeling piece is so important, Jon! think it is good for our teams to see that we are balanced people taking care of ourselves to and then supporting them to do the same. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Mrjonresendez
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Hi, Lynn!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TheColon_s
  • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Thank you. Leadership can be a lonely place but I am so grateful for my PLN who reminds me that I am not alone on my leadership journey. :) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Elizabethutch
  • Joshua__Stamper Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    {NEW} Episode 7 of "Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast", w/ special guest @BethHouf is now available on SoundCloud & iTunes. #AspireLead #Leadupchat #LeadLAP #tlap SoundCloud: https://t.co/bdTdzDJrNL iTunes: https://t.co/grc3LstGMD
  • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    Had to learn the hard way! It's true that you can't give away what you don't have. Hope others don't fall into the trap and try to convince themselves that they can keep going like the energizer bunny without replacing a battery :) #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • TheColon_s Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    A1: We can't give if we do not take care of ourselves. #leadlap
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    yes, this is so true. It is not about me it is about us. As a leader it is about making others shine whilst also demonstrating good practice too. #leadlap
    In reply to @sheehyrw, @ramirommoreno, @burgessdave, @dbc_inc, @JessicaCabeen, @mandyeellis, @jeffreykubiak, @halbowman, @teresagross625, @mccall_kelley
  • valerietilton Jun 23 @ 10:42 AM EDT
    A1: it’s so important to listen to your mind and body! If you don’t slow down and take care of yourself #LeadLAP it can lead to mental and physical exhaustion. Beat the Burnout! ❤️❤️❤️
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    The connection to PTSD is crucial. It not only can wear you out, it can create triggers to past trauma. #leadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • iluveducating Jun 23 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    He says woo! HA! This has been the BEST week! #xplap #LeadLAP #tlap
    In reply to @burgessdave
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    Q2 is up soon! #LeadLAP
  • cheryljglasser Jun 23 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    A1: Take care of yourself so you can care for others. #leadLAP
  • MarshaPoh Jun 23 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    A1: The same way Ts need to model behavior and learning for Ss, admin and ed leaders need to model the same thing for Ts. By doing it themselves, it gives Ts reassurance that admin values self-care. @thezenteacher #leadLAP #zenteacher
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    Love your words. Own them the responsibility of my very best. #leadlap
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • mlkbingham Jun 23 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    A1: It is lonely at the top, especially if you are an admin in the area where you live. Plus, administrators often become caught between district mandates and teacher perceptions. #leadlap
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    Because there is always something to do we have to be intentional about taking care of ourself too. There should be one item on the daily to-do list that focuses on well-being. #LeadLAP
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    A1: as leaders we have to model how to handle stress and be in the best mental/emotional state to work with our Ss daily—we have walk the talk of being zen leaders #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    Q2: Now that it's summer and schedules are more fluid, how will you keep self-care an intentional priority? @thezenteacher #leadlap #zenteacher
  • MrsLedford6Eng Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    A1: On this profession, we take on the cares and worries of others on and push aside our own. It is important to step back at times and care for ourselves! #leadlap
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    So jealous! Have a blast and share all the great stuff you learn! #BadgeSummit #leadlap #xplap
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    Hey y’all! Latoya,ed leader where we have smiling faces and beautiful places (South Carolina) here for the party! Still drinking coffee...because it’s Saturday and I love it so much! ☕️❤️☕️❤️ #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    I remember reading that before. Thanks for sharing the link. Time for another read. #leadlap
    In reply to @burgessdave
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    QUESTION 2 IS UP! #LeadLAP
  • davidand00 Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    A1: It can be easy to “wear” the stresses of everyone around us. We hear so much about what’s happening and want to help in as many places as we can. It’s important to find time to decompress and prioritize. #leadlap
  • spqrmiguel Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    Good morning. Miguel from Texas here. Elementary school principal. #leadlap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    A1: The world of an admin tends to be a lonelier domain with fewer people around them who can relate. It can be a more draining world simply for that reason. #leadlap
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    Love that analogy! Often we forget that but it is very true! #leadLAP
    In reply to @marcihouseman
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    I chose "enough" as my #oneword a few years ago for that very reason. We have to be able to draw lines in the sand, to set boundaries, to do and BE enough or we risk burn out! Looking forward to re-reading this piece as I restore. #leadlap
    In reply to @burgessdave
  • coopteach08 Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    “Time is always at a premium, which means it’s essential to maximize every opportunity and make every interaction and communication you have with people count! Don’t waste a single moment.” -Lead Like A Pirate #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    So glad to have you here, Miguel! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @spqrmiguel
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    It is also about sharing but not allowing yourself get bogged down by other problems. Sharing is good but choosing who to listen to is also important. A shared journey is a good one! #leadlap
    In reply to @marcihouseman
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:44 AM EDT
    Hi Miguel. It is great to have you in #LeadLAP
    In reply to @spqrmiguel
  • JasonCMcDowell Jun 23 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    Well said Barbara. Great analogy! #leadlap
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • TheColon_s Jun 23 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    A1: We often get hired to operate from a healthy state so why to we tend to compromise self care? #leadlap
  • khoggardGRT Jun 23 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    A1 we are not able to fill others if our tank is empty! Wrote a blog about how being with my own family to rejuvenatemakes me better for all kids and other families! We need time to reset! #leadlap https://t.co/1uRP7J1bDb
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    Q2 is up... #LeadLAP
  • MrDougCampbell Jun 23 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    Educators get burned out because there is literally no end to the work that you could do. You have to discipline yourself to work hard and still take care of your physical and mental health. #leadlap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    A2: Easier to prioritize getting outside, exercising, and reading. The trick is still maintaining those priorities once school starts again. #leadlap
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    A2 I still struggle with this everyday, I'm trying to enjoy my back porch more and I took my first day off this year the first week of June. I didn't die and the school is still standing. #LeadLap
  • MrsLedford6Eng Jun 23 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    A2: I am in mommy-mode currently... but try to make time at night to relax, reflect and center myself! #leadlap
  • TheColon_s Jun 23 @ 10:45 AM EDT
    Hi there. Taking care of my brain this morning learning from the best #leadlap
    In reply to @burgessdave
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A1. We can’t be our best selves and serve others if we don’t take care of ourselves first. It’s hard to serve well when you are exhausted, stressed, anxious, fearful, or down. The energy leaders bring is transferable and that is why we have to take care of ourselves! #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    I really appreciate the greater focus and emphasis on mindfulness in schools. This is important for learners at all levels and ages. #leadlap
    In reply to @valerietilton
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    Welcome, Miguel! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @spqrmiguel
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    Thank you, Jason. Experience is the best teacher! Now I take this message on the road. After I rest and restore, of course! #leadlap
    In reply to @JasonCMcDowell
  • StuCentWorld Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: Finding a groove and making it a habit. They say it takes 21 days. Figure out the best schedule FOR YOU so it can easily carry over into the new school year. #LeadLAP
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: build my summer schedule to include family vacations, time for me to exercise and time to read and do things I normally never have time for. The key word is intentional, as a leader Summer is so short #leadlap
  • MichaelJDunlea Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A1 I found out the hard way that taking on leadership roles in a potentiallytoxic setting can negatively impact your health, a heart attack while teaching was my wake up call, I’m now happy & that led to my best year of teaching https://t.co/RwqC5jc1MS #LeadLAP
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: I have my summer wishlist started, now I need to add that to my calendar so summer doesn't fly by without having space~stillness~self-care! #zenteacher #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: I have started to get back into an exercise routine. Also taking intentional time for family and friends. #LeadLAP
  • JayBilly2 Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: Priorities change, emergencies lessen and focus on self-care can become a real focus. I'm changing my schedule for next year in order to get my cardio in the morning along with my weights. That should help #LeadLAP
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    Something that has helped me; a mentor once said “saying no to something is saying yes to something else.” The choices we make to say no are important for our self care. #leadLAP
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    And if you are a classroom teacher, support your admin in doing those things. Don't just take, but give as well. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrDougCampbell
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2: One of my favorite parts of summer is escaping somewhere tropical with @burgessdave and the kids. With all of our crazy schedules, it is nice to take a few weeks and just be together. #LeadLAP
  • PrincipalOgg Jun 23 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    A2-Things slow down a little. Enjoy more time with the family by embracing the day not the challenge. #LeadLAP
  • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    A2 I think it all starts with a great morning routine! S silence A affirmation V visualization E exercise R read/reflect S scribe- journal/blog You can feel successful before others even wake up! #leadlap
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    Can't wait!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • TheColon_s Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    A2: Exploring our city and taking advantage of the things around me. Writing, Writing, Writing #leadlap
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    Maybe the system is designed to reject self care? Just something I’m chewing on. #leadLAP
    In reply to @TheColon_s
  • Santoscoy7075 Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    Bumping up my miles walked each day which bumps up my alone time too🦶🦶. #upandoutearly #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • nbartley6 Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    Morning #leadlap! Sorry to jump on late. A1 plan to do my best to make time for the beach with my kids, yoga, Zumba, and hopefully reading some more PIRATE books:)
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    For my last evaluation as an instructional coach, I shared with my boss that emotional resilience is my continued growth area. I know I’ll need to focus on it in my new role. #leadlap
    In reply to @coacheagan
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    SAVERS are amazing! @MiracleMorning #leadlap #zenteacher
    In reply to @sandeeteach, @MiracleMorning
  • JoshBarkerEB Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    A2. I spend most of my Saturdays in Columbia at Mizzou football games. I try to give my self at least part of one day of the weekend. Have to get away from the grind even if for only a couple of hours. #LeadLAP
  • MrDougCampbell Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    Agree 100% #leadlap
    In reply to @dawblack
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    A2 Some of us don't get summer hols like the rest of you... although it does get quieter for us because teachers are away. Take a holiday and switch off (easier said than done!) concentrate on the now not on what you need to do. #leadlap
  • ljsmith0414 Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP Lisa Smith Apache Junction, Arizona Jumping in late.
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    Wow, Barbara! That is quite a move. They will miss you, I'm sure. Excited to follow your new adventures! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener, @JoveStickel, @thezenteacher
  • DrFrankRud Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2 You schedule yourself help like they were appts. Continually self-communicate your healthy worth and get it done. #LeadLAP
  • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    Sounds sooooo fun! Do it! #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @burgessdave
  • jillrt Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2: Just finished an 8-week course from @Mindful_Schools and am participating in a book study of @drchriswillard 's "Growing Up Mindful"-hope to build up my mindfulness practice so that I can model it and bring it to the Ts & Ss in our district. #leadlap
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2. I’ve gotten off track and I can tell. I have to get back in the gym, revamp by running schedule and make sure I’m routinely exercising. It makes a big difference for me. #LeadLAP
  • EricaJHogan Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A1: #LeadLAP getting my self care on so I can be 💯 for my people at #fmsteach when I return! What’s up @BethHouf
  • principledlady Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A1: I am not really a fan of the word balance. I feel like it sets people up to feel like they’ve failed. Life isn’t , easy rarely balanced but it’s awesome. I prefer to say “what do I need to energize” or “what do I need to continue to do”. #LeadLAP
  • Mrjonresendez Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2: I’m a worker, I think we all are. That’s why we are here on a Saturday morning. I never stop, but during the summer I can space it out and fill the gaps with family, friends, exercise, and fun activities. I can be balanced in a way that I can’t during the year. #LeadLAP
  • davidand00 Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2: Making plans for fun activities with friends, prioritizing going to the gym and being outside, setting up a “work” schedule and going to actually try and stick to it this summer. #leadlap
  • kerisavoca Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A1: Because it's lonely. Can't be friends/carpool with subordinates in some districts, for example. That means the principal is literally alone. If you rate them, you can't be friends with them. It's just you. #leadlap
  • KimGriesbach Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A1: We have to model what we preach. We gave 💯 for kids & each other this year & that is exhausting work (both mentally & physically). Now, it’s time to focus on ourselves as individuals. #leadlap
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2 Summer hasn’t started for me yet but I have plans to relax and recharge. I have a few summer reading stacks along with a huge stack of jigsaw puzzles that I have not done yet. #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2: Running has always helped me. Helps me process my day, my thoughts, and filter the noise. Family walks have been tremendous bc of the closeness we feel together. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • cybraryman1 Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A2 Important for self-care. De-stressing, eating properly, exercising, meditating. Some of our pages Yoga & Meditation https://t.co/MJ3RivYxTQ Mindfulness https://t.co/2ndmKCsBFD Coping Strategies https://t.co/23le1FqNbn Exercise https://t.co/tHl7osCBMV #LeadLAP
  • spqrmiguel Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    A1: Being a principal is a lonely job. You have to find a way to take care of yourself and enjoy much needed R & R so that you can continue enjoying what you do. Take care of yourself so that you can take care of what’s important: the children. Here I am with my son. #leadlap
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:48 AM EDT
    One of them is the $1 movies at Regal. Luckily, I have kids that still enjoy my company. ;) #leadlap #zenteacher
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    so true! well said :) #leadlap
    In reply to @principledlady
  • MarshaPoh Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A2: I love using @calm - I tried this a few summers ago and incorporated it into my classroom right away; it's free for Ts and my Ss get to see me practicing something new. #LeadLAP @thezenteacher #zenteacher https://t.co/maDn53hWKl
  • khoggardGRT Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A2 I have been intentional about the time that I allow myself to “work” getting up early and giving an hour or so to blogging, writing, etc and then fam/me time during the day and then I close the evening with reflection, writing, blogging, chatting #champforkids #leadlap
  • FarleyJeffrey Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A2) To be honest, it's hard to prioritize oneself even during the summer. The sense that we need to "catch up" or "make up for lost time" with loved ones can make it difficult to look after oneself. #LeadLAP
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    Oh I think it often is! And that is why it is helpful for classroom teachers to support their admins in the work of self-care, as well as vice versa. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @3_DLeadership, @TheColon_s
  • EdLog411 Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A1: As Admin we spend our day focusing on others. If we let ourselves get run-down then we don’t have the energy to support others or make clear decisions. #LeadLAP
  • LSR_DrMom Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A2 - Family vacation and family time already planned. Personal professional development #NPC2018 Chicago bound already planned. Gym time and time at beach in between time. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    LOVE THIS! Hope you have a great time! We will miss you, but glad you got some golfing in yesterday! #LeadLAP
  • MrsNealy23 Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A2: I have been intentional about setting aside time to exercise. I this is my “me” time. Hopefully I can stick to this once school is back in session. Time with family is also a must! #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    Well said. The students and teachers deserve our very best. #leadlap
    In reply to @TheColon_s
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    This is so important, Latoya! We have to be in tune with when we do get off track and take steps to correct it. When we ignore the signs is when things can go really bad! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @latoyadixon5
  • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A2: I am focusing on building routines that can become healthy habits. Habits become the norm and the norm helps when the crazy hits. :) #LeadLAP
  • kerisavoca Jun 23 @ 10:49 AM EDT
    A2: I'll get outside as much as I can and try to train myself to wake up at 4:00 AM instead of going to sleep at 4:00 AM... in preparation for my new job with a long commute. #leadlap #zenteacher
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    Agreed! I always dread the workout, but feel so much better after! #powerup #leadlap
    In reply to @MrsNealy23
  • kylepace Jun 23 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A2: Make time to really recognize what’s a big deal and what isn’t. Identify the “small potatoes” and keep them that way. Remember that family vacation is most important this summer. :) #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    It’s an open tab for me to read later. Thanks Kelly. #leadlap
    In reply to @khoggardGRT
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    I often tell my students to say ‘this is going to be a great day’ three times before they even pull the covers off and put their feet on the floor in the morning. It’s worked for some! #leadLAP
    • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 10:47 AM EDT
      A2 I think it all starts with a great morning routine! S silence A affirmation V visualization E exercise R read/reflect S scribe- journal/blog You can feel successful before others even wake up! #leadlap
  • PrinHillsdale Jun 23 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A3. Walking running meditating organizing family friends & Sunday drives #LeadLAP
  • MrsRackleyCCMS Jun 23 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A2: I think summer is a time to refocus and reground yourself. #Balance was my #oneword2018. For me, spending time with my family and friends is definitely my #1 summer priority. I feel better, take better care of myself, and am better for everyone when I’m in balance. #LeadLAP
  • CJCain7 Jun 23 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A2: Scheduled 39 weeks of @DDPYoga workouts to get back into shape. Workouts scheduled between 5-530am depending on length. Routine, routine, routine. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher, @DDPYoga
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    Q3 is almost here! #LeadLAP
  • mlkbingham Jun 23 @ 10:50 AM EDT
    A2: Take a vacation with family, eat summer fruits and veggies from someone's garden (we don't have time to grow young minds ND veggies😬), and take walks in the sun. Living close to the beach, I love reading on the beach as much as possible. #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Q3: How do you practice Mindfulness as an administrator?Or if you don't, would incorporating it into your practice be helpful? @thezenteacher #leadlap #zenteacher
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Agreed. But what if that is symptomatic of our current system and not something that we are talking about because we are too afraid of the implications? #leadLAP
    In reply to @TheColon_s
  • JasonCMcDowell Jun 23 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    A2: Spending time with family is a big bonus of summer. Taking time to enjoy the small things. Eating a little better, sleeping a little more. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • ljsmith0414 Jun 23 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP A2. I am organizing my house. I feel better throughout the year when my home and family are organized and healthy. it helps me focus on work when I am there.
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    I've got a picture on my kitchen wall too that say 'Today is a good day" :) #leadlap
    In reply to @Dr_LMR
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    I’ve been extremely busy at work and it has made it difficult for me to stick to the schedule for running. I’m committed to getting back on track though. #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Q3 is up and all about mindfulness. #LeadLAP
  • MichaelJDunlea Jun 23 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    A2 I know balance gets thrown around a lot but it works, intentially balances days are a few hours on my upcountryming presentation or fellowship work followed by 2 hours kayaking in the bay. The end of the day should feel great & tired but not drained. #leadlap this is my car
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Q3 has arrived... #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:51 AM EDT
    Me too! We may need a support voxer group for this!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @latoyadixon5, @burgess_shelley
  • EdLog411 Jun 23 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    A2: In some ways self care is easier in the summer when we have more time. However, if you don’t keep scheduling in exercise it can slip away #LeadLAP
  • cheryljglasser Jun 23 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    A2: I try to make it a priority to keep my weekends school-free and family-full. So having three day weekends in the summer really makes it extra fun. #LeadLAP
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    I get up early to be alone. It grounds me for the rest of the day. #leadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    A3 I ask myself a lot of why questions and try to ask myself how would that make my wife, daughters, grandkids feel when I interact with people and go about my day. #LeadLap
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    I think I like the word because it's like a visual. Two plates balanced, keeping them about the same so you don't drop one of them. Work & Personal on each side. Sometimes we have to take something off, but you have to reflect on it to make it work. #leadlap
    In reply to @principledlady
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    A2.b: These things should not just be changes for the summer, but also habit-building steps to propel one to keeping them in some way once school starts again. #leadlap
  • kerisavoca Jun 23 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    Then we need to have a manageable workload. If the expectation is that you will work 24/7, you WILL burnout. Reminds me of when my teachers would assign 100+ pages of vacation HW and then say "take some time to relax!" #leadlap #zenteacher
    In reply to @TheColon_s, @3_DLeadership
  • JennMBarnes Jun 23 @ 10:52 AM EDT
    So interesting! That's one thing I've always loved abt being a teacher. Most of the world doesn't have a start & stop date. However, since we are a looping schl, the years run together (as they do for admin.) I consider summers to be a gift, a chance to start anew. #leadlap
    In reply to @burgessdave
  • TheColon_s Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A3: Work in progress. Reading the miracle morning helped a lot. My mornings are for reflecting and focusing. Just ordered a gratitude journal. #leadlap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A3: Is seems to me one has to have a plan for reflection for this to happen. Otherwise life just moves too fast. #leadlap
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A3. My morning routine is essential. I start the day with a fresh cup of coffee, find and post something inspirational to set the tone for the day and mentally focus, and I pray on my way to work in the car. That routine helps me. #leadlap
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    Honestly it feels like the opposite for me. If I have a rhythm, I can incorporate self care into that rhythm. Over the summer it’s all off. I just want to be lazy. #leadLAP
    In reply to @EdLog411
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A3: I struggle with this a lot because my mind is usually 123 tabs open at the same time. Quiet time tends to open more tabs. But I'm working on it. #ZenPirateProblems #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A colleague shared some simple words about our to do lists that I always try to live by. https://t.co/fUZQf3aaRV #leadlap
    In reply to @MrDougCampbell
  • KimGriesbach Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A2: This is the first summer where I will have much more time to myself (1 HS kiddo & 2 college kids now working & no running to games & tournaments 😱). I want to get back into walking & exercising like I used to do. I’ve also been reading. #leadlap
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A3 The new buzz word is mindfulness. This is what we did pre internet. Be with friends and family, read good books, talked face to face, enjoyed a coffee and a chat. Be mindful =switch it off #leadlap
  • TaraMartinEDU Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    Frank, thanks for the amazing #RealEdu #BookSnaps! 📚💥 My words + @HeckAwesome ‘s doodles + your reflections=😍 Enjoy the book and please continue to tag me and @dbc_inc in your reflections. #tlap #Leadlap @burgessdave
  • EricaJHogan Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A2: invite others to do the things you love and need to do for you, to make sure you do them! Accountability yo! #leadlap
  • JayBilly2 Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A3: I'm focused on the goals and intentions all of the time. I'm not so good at this either. I feel happy with who I am and where I want to go. Mindfulness is part of the focus #LeadLAP
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    That's reflection! A necessity! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    Absolutely. That was one the best pieces of advice I got early on. #leadlap
    In reply to @DrFrankRud
  • DrFrankRud Jun 23 @ 10:53 AM EDT
    A3 if you contually practice your listening skills mindfulness is right there next to empathic listening #leadlap
  • JoshBarkerEB Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3. I always try to reflect and make a strong effort to be mindful. If you are not you make sure you take the time to make it right. #LeadLAP
  • spqrmiguel Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A2: My escape and our family is usually out in the wild. Either mountains of Colorado or the Texas hill country. Need all the rest to come back re-energized for the next school year. These are my boys having a blast. #leadlap
  • khoggardGRT Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3 M is for Mindful in CHAMP for kids. I have to admit it is an area that I am working on! Have set personal goals to make it a priority! I understand it’s importance but find myself not always implementing #LeadLAP #champforkids https://t.co/gkFTTjzw7c
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    That is almost my routine as well! I don’t have a commute because I can bike to school in five minutes. I pray at hone! #leadLAP
    In reply to @latoyadixon5
  • MichaelJDunlea Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3 as a classroom T I incorporated yoga into morning meetings, we now use the ringing of a bell three times to cue deep breathing exercises that restore calmness, we infuse empathy into most situations to be mindful of how others, think, feel, experience #leadlap
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    Looks like fun!!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @spqrmiguel
  • davidand00 Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    I agree! This is the hard part for me! #Leadlap
    In reply to @dawblack
  • nbartley6 Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3 this is hard for me but I’m so lucky to have an amazing colleague and friend in @cbasile14 who is a mindfulness expert and teaching me a lot! #LEADLAP
  • EdLog411 Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3: The first hour of the day is quiet/mindful time followed by exercise. Then I am ready to take on the world :) #LeadLAP
  • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3 I think it would be helpful for leaders to practice mindfulness just for the fact of staying focused on what really matters. Quiet reflection time is a good thing! #leadlap
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
    A3: I need to be more intentional with this, but my exercise times are when I can truly practice it #leadlap
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    Oops, wrong hashtag. #leadlap
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A3: I'm not an administrator, but I would highly suggest SAVERS like @sandeeteach mentioned. @MiracleMorning and what @thezenteacher calls "Present Moment Awareness" Be~Here~Now #leadlap
  • kerisavoca Jun 23 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A3: Silence. I don't even have a TV at home. I want silence. It doesn't work as well as I hoped it would work, so I'll take some ideas... #leadlap #ZenTeacher
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    #leadLAP
    In reply to @kerisavoca, @TheColon_s
  • CJCain7 Jun 23 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A3: Every adult meeting starts with a minute for mindfulness. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    A2: Great Q; at this time last year, I wrote a post called Your Summertime Plan BE; here are my simple suggestions. https://t.co/iK0aVX9VSy#leadlap
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 10:55 AM EDT
    Maybe #BalanceLAP to the rescue???? #LeadLAP ;)
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    Beautiful words and even better picture. #leadlap
    In reply to @spqrmiguel
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    A3. Mind-Body-Spirt balance is what I know has to be right for me to be at my best. If one of these gets off track, I course correct quickly. #leadlap
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    A3 lots of people find spending time sitting in quiet reflection. I find this happens every Sunday morning for me in church. Not PC these days but it works for me. #leadlap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    No doubt a huge challenge for any educator, including myself. You are not alone! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @davidand00
  • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    I recently purchased the Five-Minute Journal and LOVE it. It has become one of the healthy habits I am building. Have you seen it? I think you would really like it! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @sandeeteach
  • principledlady Jun 23 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    A3: I pray out loud every morning in the car on the way to work.I sing or hum periodically during the day if I feel stressed(the songs that pop in my head often make me smile)I get a cup of tea and go talk to kids. These are a few of my favorite things #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    Q4 in just one minute! #LeadLAP
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    I have also started to blog and I hope this will make me more mindful as well as I get farther into the process. Check it out https://t.co/9Od6hDZwBG I would love some feedback either in my DM or on my blog. #LeadLap
  • MrsNealy23 Jun 23 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    A3: My morning routine helps with this. Before I do anything else I read my devotional and spend time in prayer. It sets the tone for the day!#LeadLAP
  • davidand00 Jun 23 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    This definitely is not a strength of mine. I find my mind is constantly wandering from one place to the next and one task to another. Running does help with this though! #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    Q4: Most administrators like action and productivity, so how can we ensure that stillness, silence, and space remain a critical part of our self-care plan in this White Noise world? @thezenteacher #LeadLAP #ZenTeacher
  • RealMrHudnall Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    Everyone on your campus is important. Everyone should be listened to and feel supported and encouraged. Lend a hand and be part of the team! You should never be too high and mighty to stop and serve. #KidsDeserveIt #edchat #tlap #LeadLAP #AspireLead #SummerAdminChat
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    A3 I have become more intentional about taking time to just breathe. Sometimes I might listen to a song or just look out the window. Each night I take time for some reading. #LeadLAP
  • KRScienceLady Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    Kathy , late again, this cleaning stuff is for the birds #LeadLAP
  • kerisavoca Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    But teachers want their leaders to enjoy their time and families too - so how can we make everyone feel like it's okay to have a life outside of work? #leadlap #zenteacher
    In reply to @TheColon_s, @3_DLeadership
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    I just got @MagicPantsJones live link too. Listening to the Keynote now. :) I love technology! #BadgeSummit #leadlap
    In reply to @iluveducating, @MagicPantsJones
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    A3.b: For me, being more intentional about prayer and the study of the Bible is a huge part of this as well. #leadlap
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    A2: Also, I’m attending a conference in a few days & intentionally decided to travel earlier to enjoy some family time, seeing the sights, sharing new experiences, ... #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    Blogging has helped me be very reflective on what I do! Very useful for me and hopefully anyone who reads them. #leadlap
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    Q4 again...and remember, you can answer from whatever role you are in right now. Can't wait to hear your ideas! #LeadLAP
  • MrsRackleyCCMS Jun 23 @ 10:58 AM EDT
    A3: I try to find quiet time for myself first thing in the morning or last thing at night. It is so important to find time to be present in the moment. Fortunately, I have a good friend who teaches mindfulness at her school and sends us reminders to take the time. #LeadLAP
  • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    You're not alone! :) 123 tabs open and no idea where the music is coming from LOL (not my quote) It is about trying though and intentionally being reflective #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A3. I think educators in general over do it often because of the missionary nature of our work. Have any of you read Generosity Burnout? It explains it well: https://t.co/8k0DmPwx6W #leadlap
  • TaraMartinEDU Jun 23 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    Oh my gosh!!!! Seriously a pile of mush right now. Pictures are truly worth a thousand words, but that little video with the Ss—there are not enough words in the universe to describe that feeling. ❤️☠️ @JayBilly2 you inspire all! Thank you. #leadlap #CultureMatters #Tlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @JayBilly2, @SlackwoodSchool, @SlackwoodART, @nbartley6, @pamhernandez_4, @MuziLearningLab, @cturnbull15, @burgess_shelley, @burgessdave, @2VClass, @MsLiwacz, @EricaJHogan, @JayBilly2
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A3: Here's a fun #mindfulness eating script you can try with your staff; it's a blast! Use a lifesaver for a refreshing twist. https://t.co/UTtV4WJl5w #leadlap
  • CJCain7 Jun 23 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    Life is about people, commitment, loyalty and relationships. In the end we won't be measured by our bank account, test scores, sales numbers or wins and losses but by the difference we made in people's lives... and we make a difference through relationships. #leadlap
  • mlkbingham Jun 23 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    Mindfulness is my word of 2018. I try to be intentional with each moment of my day. I schedule time for myself on my planner and consider it a priority. Having #Lupus means that I have to work doubly hard to stay healthy. #leadlap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A4: Sometimes it is helpful to have others with permission to hold us accountable to this. #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    Q4 is here... #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    It always starts with that first run - no matter how short it is. You can do it. #leadlap
    In reply to @latoyadixon5, @burgess_shelley
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 10:59 AM EDT
    A4: I get up extra early and enjoy a cup of coffee before speaking to anyone. #Leadlap #Quiettime
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    Yes! Let’s do it. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @latoyadixon5, @burgess_shelley
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A4 Add 15mins silent reading to every day. Two birds with one stone... stillness and literacy BOOM! #leadlap
  • KRScienceLady Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    I’m with you, i am trying , but so many things that need doing. #LeadLAP
    • nbartley6 Jun 23 @ 10:54 AM EDT
      A3 this is hard for me but I’m so lucky to have an amazing colleague and friend in @cbasile14 who is a mindfulness expert and teaching me a lot! #LEADLAP
  • JasonCMcDowell Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A3: I try to be mindful above the static that can sometimes start to fill a day. Reflecting on one day before moving to the next helps. Making that a habit is the trick. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • EdLog411 Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    I have this journal too. It is a quick and easy way to get started on journaling @marcihouseman @sandeeteach #leadLAP
    • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 10:57 AM EDT
      I recently purchased the Five-Minute Journal and LOVE it. It has become one of the healthy habits I am building. Have you seen it? I think you would really like it! #LeadLAP
      In reply to @sandeeteach
  • JayBilly2 Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    A4: Just make everyone understand there is a balance and make sure that you use your routines for you. #Leadlap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    Loving seeing how people personalize their answers to Q4! #leadlap
  • jillrt Jun 23 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    A3: Although I've done yoga for several years, these past weeks digging into mindfulness has really made a difference. By stopping & trying to be present, we are rewiring parts of our brain-helping us to do less "fight or flight" & more "attend and befriend". #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    We are happy to have you anytime, Kathy! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @KRScienceLady
  • TheColon_s Jun 23 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    A4: This is a challenge. Working on it. #leadlap
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    A4: Be intentional and schedule that time into your day just like any other important meeting. #leadlap #zenteacher
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    A3: Dedicated, scheduled time to slow down, breathe, process, and filter the noise. There’s so much for me to learn in this area. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • supervxn Jun 23 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    Good afternoon from Israel guys! Since it's 6PM here, my pun is.. #leadlap
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    Q4. There’s new research out that says the busier you are the more quiet time you need. Read more here: https://t.co/g4D2JrpTuN #leadlap
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    A4 As an administrator I know I need to give our Ts time for this and be mindful of the fact that they need this time as much as I do. We need to promote this type of activity, model it, teach it and respect it. Our staff needs to be reminded that it's ok to take time #LeadLap
  • LSR_DrMom Jun 23 @ 11:01 AM EDT
    A4 - Reading a Devotional in the morning before the action packed day provides a stillness and a certain peace. #LeadLAP
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    Some concrete ideas for self compassion and kindness. #leadlap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    Multitasking is possible! #LeadLAP
    • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM EDT
      A4 Add 15mins silent reading to every day. Two birds with one stone... stillness and literacy BOOM! #leadlap
  • KRScienceLady Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    A3 finding spaces as my summer time goal but it is hard to do when I’m job hunting again, searching for my forever MA position as an instructional coach #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    Welcome Noa! This gif tho....hahhaha! #Leadlap
    In reply to @supervxn
  • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    A3: Mindfulness is about blocking out distractions & being present in a moment of focused reflection. Reflection leads to inspiration and inspiration leads to impact. I practice this with the Five-Minute Journal--learned about it in Read to Lead podcast w/ @THEjeffbrown #LeadLAP
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    Absolutely :) #leadlap
    In reply to @dawblack
  • MDSAJohnson Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    A4. Longer passing periods or advisory periods offer opportunities for periodic quiet. Build into routine to avoid laptop, etc. Keep colored pencils at desk-sketch and color, let mind rest. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • davidand00 Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    Such a cool activity! #leadlap
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • MichaelJDunlea Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    A4 by using research on mindfulness to implement calmer school and classroom settings, finding relevant studies that show the incredible value in shifting from quantity to quality in our thinking, making yoga a domain 4 worthy entry, #leadlap
  • Mrjonresendez Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    A4: Action and productivity are good, but what if stillness, silence and space were part of a leader’s “productive” goals? What if we redefined “action?” #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
    Oh my goodness I'm so in trouble. Needing about 24 more hours in each day then! :) :) :) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @latoyadixon5
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A4: because of the fast-paced and connected 24/7 world we live in, we need to have the quiet and airplane mode times—they are critical for us all #leadlap
  • CJCain7 Jun 23 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    Every day focus on your PURPOSE. Remember why you do what you do. We don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it. #LEADLAP
  • KimGriesbach Jun 23 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A3: Having older children leaving the nest has grounded me. I’ve become more intentional with being present and am focusing on finding the joy in the smallest moments at home & at work. I love being a part of #JoyfulLeaders also! #leadlap
  • EricaJHogan Jun 23 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A4: sometimes you just have to hop in the Jeep and roll #leadlap
  • nbartley6 Jun 23 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    A4 honestly I find myself intentionally scheduling time to pause because on the days I don’t, I find myself completely wiped which isn’t good for me or those around me:) #LEADLAP
  • ljsmith0414 Jun 23 @ 11:03 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP A4. Even though it is summer I incorporate downtime throughout the year. We need to find something we like to do and purposely find time all year long. I find my peace in cooking. The day slows down and my family comes together to eat sharing time together.
  • MrsRackleyCCMS Jun 23 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    A4: I think this is so hard as our jobs get bigger and louder—and things don’t come off our plate. Time becomes the most precious commodity. Most of my quiet time takes place late at night when I can take time for myself. #LeadLAP
  • kendrafisher82 Jun 23 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    A3: Love the variety of mindfulness options @Headspace provides!! Last spring we hosted a #WellnessWednesday & invited staff to practice. @thezenteacher #LeadLAP #TheZenTeacher
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    I agree, like any habit if it is done often enough you hardly even think about it. Some habits are really good! #leadlap
    In reply to @Dr_LMR
  • ChrisForrestEDU Jun 23 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    Any @dbc_inc book recommendations for empowering students?! I would like to do a 'book tasting' around our goal of empowerment and leadership. I've only read #leadlap & #4OCF, so I have a lot of reading to do. Both amazing! @burgessdave @burgess_shelley @RACzyz @BethHouf
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    A4: I think that if admins ever forget the importance of stillness, silence, ... we should be in the classrooms - read with the children, watch them read, see them create art, just sit and observe. Always a reminder of why we do what we do. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    AGREED! Those jeep rides are the best! #LeadLAP #jeeptherapy
  • principledlady Jun 23 @ 11:04 AM EDT
    A4: I found that by practicing intentional listening and intentionaling observing for the sake of noticing rather than “looking for” have become better at creating that kind of space for myself. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    Q5: Name two things that make you feel pampered, comforted, and soothed. These are your "Pamper Triggers." Now tell us how you will get to them more often over the summer. @thezenteacher #leadlap #zenteacher
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    Sorry one more thing. This relates to the current #leadLAP thread on self care. Compassion fatigue. For our colleagues of color they experience extra compassion fatigue trying to be “nice” in the midst of experiencing hurt.
    In reply to @LaneWalker2, @latoyadixon5, @austinchanning
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    I've been doing it in workshops and it really is interesting to watch the participants' reactions to the experience! You'll never want to do fast food again once you experience mindful eating. #leadlap
    In reply to @davidand00
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    Coffee first. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    What are the strategies everyone uses for getting past the idea that being still doesn't mean they aren't being productive? I can't be alone in this challenge. #LeadLAP
    • Mrjonresendez Jun 23 @ 11:02 AM EDT
      A4: Action and productivity are good, but what if stillness, silence and space were part of a leader’s “productive” goals? What if we redefined “action?” #LeadLAP
  • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    Sometimes we confuse being busy with being productive. And think that being busy is a sign of being a good teacher/admin. I'm working on being more productive so that I have the quiet time/self-care time #leadlap
  • inpursuitofed Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    A4: I typically arrive to school before most staff. I appreciate the quiet as i prepare for the day. I also believe that while quick action is necessary in some situations, time is necessary in others. Taking time to stop and think about decisions is powerful. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • supervxn Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    Thanks! Good to be here... #Leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    Q5 is up. Let's talk about YOU! #LeadLAP
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    A4 I often chunk the time in my mind. Focusing on tasks and the amount of them that needs to be done can easily overwhelm. Focusing on one thing for 15mins allows for work to get started and leads to more getting done. #LeadLAP
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    A new #LeadLAP blog post is up about the release of Lead With Literacy by @mandyeellis https://t.co/Tj4Ose5iD1 #LeadLIT will help you to build a culture of readers. #tlap @dbc_inc @BethHouf @burgess_shelley
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    Yes this is something that I need to work on! Give people space to respond rather than filling the silence. Great lesson! #leadlap
    In reply to @principledlady
  • mlkbingham Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM EDT
    I begin and end my day in quiet, calm prayer and thought. I arrive to work well ahead of start time to prepare for my day in quiet and calm. I end my day in quiet reflection and prayer. #leadlap
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    Yes! Journaling is such a therapeutic process. #leadlap
    In reply to @EdLog411, @marcihouseman, @sandeeteach
  • RichHayzler Jun 23 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    A3: Wish I was better at practicing mindfulness. Sometimes it is just 5 mintues of quiet that I spend in my office at the end of the day or blogging about school. Reflection is important and something that can't be taken for granted. I do love my morning workouts too! #leadlap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    I like this -- peace through cooking. I guess I am one who finds peace through eating! 😀 #LeadLAP
    • ljsmith0414 Jun 23 @ 11:03 AM EDT
      #LeadLAP A4. Even though it is summer I incorporate downtime throughout the year. We need to find something we like to do and purposely find time all year long. I find my peace in cooking. The day slows down and my family comes together to eat sharing time together.
  • JasonCMcDowell Jun 23 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    A4: My time is first thing in the morning before everyone else is up and moving. If I need some more time I have my drive to and from school. Sometimes I'll listen to a podcast, other times I just take advantage of the silence. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    #learnlap @PaulSolarz is a great one for student centered learning. #leadlap
    In reply to @ChrisForrestEDU, @dbc_inc, @burgessdave, @burgess_shelley, @RACzyz, @BethHouf, @PaulSolarz
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    I used this strategy as well. It always got my day off on the right foot. The days I came in late always seemed to be the craziest. #leadLAP
    In reply to @inpursuitofed, @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    White folx. Please recognize the extra cost and need for self care for our colleagues of color who also have to show gentleness and compassion for those who continually hurt them (UNINTENTIONALY) #leadLAP
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 11:06 AM EDT
    A4. If we are always doing, when are we thinking? When are we reflecting? When are we designing? When are we planning? Meta-cognition is essential! We all need to think about thinking! Be still and think! #LeadLAP
  • kylepace Jun 23 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    Something I enjoy doing as well (arriving early for extra quiet time). Also, allowing yourself more time to give purposeful, well-informed responses. As much as I like to be efficient, reminding myself to slow down to be understand needs of others helps me be better. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @inpursuitofed, @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    I love the time on my own in the morning. I find it really hard to be nice if someone else get's up early, really spoils my day haha! #leadlap
    In reply to @JasonCMcDowell, @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    Hi Noa! So great to connect with you on so many chats. #leadlap
    In reply to @supervxn
  • principledlady Jun 23 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    You will know it is Leila because she always has typos in her tweets. Chatting via phone is a challenge #LeadLAP
  • MarshaPoh Jun 23 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    A4: I've started making lists of what I need from admin.. that way I don't pester with little things here or there. I find it's more efficient to wait until there are 5+ items on my list that can all be answered in a quick conversation - saves time for admin and for me #LeadLAP
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 11:07 AM EDT
    A5: Time at the pool (reading or just lounging) and getting a pedicure! Playing the ukulele is a strong third. #leadlap
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    Love it. Thanks Barbara. #leadlap
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    A5 this may seem odd but the first is when we go out on a weekend I don't want to decide where we eat or the movie we see. Second is I love to sit in a hot tub and have a nice drink to relax. #LeadLap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    Interesting -- during the conversation about self-care a beer ad came up in my Twitter feed. 😀 Irony? No irony? #leadlap
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    Pool reading during the summer is my favorite! #leadlap
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • mfguerra63 Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    A4: Taking advantage of the time before the kids arrive or after they leave to reflect on the day. And share this practice with the staff. Build in time during faculty meetings for silent reflection & share out time. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    It’s problematic. We struggle (as white folx) to navigate anger. The system teaches us early on that anger is bad. The proper reaction to being hurt is crying/sadness. Not anger. It creates a toxic environment. Sadness AND anger are human reactions to hurt. #leadLAP
    In reply to @latoyadixon5, @LaneWalker2, @austinchanning
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    Well said, Latoya! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @latoyadixon5
  • nbartley6 Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    A5 I honestly feel comforted and totally calm when I am playing the ukulele😊 @BarbaraGruener #LEADLAP
  • spqrmiguel Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    A3: Mindfulness is similar to reflection. You need that alone time and think clearly. #leadlap
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    I agree isn't it great when someone else makes the decision for a change! #leadlap
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 11:08 AM EDT
    A3b: Though I advocate for less screen time rather than more, tese apps also help with #mindfulness. #leadlap
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    I arrive before others and use the time to set the stage for the day. Prioritizing my focus in the quiet of my office helps prepare me for the day. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @inpursuitofed, @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • LSR_DrMom Jun 23 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    A5 - This is one of my two. Already took one this year and planning one for next year. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • nbartley6 Jun 23 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    Like you were reading my mind! 💜 #leadlap
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    A5: NOT making decisions is one way I feel pampered. Also hear those float spa things are good...@EricaJHogan Might need to check it out! #LeadLAP
  • EdLog411 Jun 23 @ 11:09 AM EDT
    A5: Game time and walks with my family and any time I can look at the ocean. I have more time for both in the summer #leadLAP
  • MichaelJDunlea Jun 23 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A5 I love in Japanese restaurants when they bring you heated washcloths, & when someone at home offers to refill your coffee & you don’t have to get up, so to get more I guess eat out more & make sure I’m really nice to my wife, and refill her coffee often #leadlap
  • HelenWilt Jun 23 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A5 A pedicure and sushi are my 2 treats #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    Q5 is up... #LeadLAP
  • MarshaPoh Jun 23 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A5: spending time with my kiddos and music.. I find summer is the perfect time to let life happen, I try to not over plan and roll with the punches #leadLAP
  • RichHayzler Jun 23 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A5: I love taking time to read and then reflect. Looking forward to reading #bereal and finishing up Lead with Culture by @JayBilly2 Spending time down the shore is also great. Just finished a six mile run! #runlap #leadlap
  • spqrmiguel Jun 23 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A4: As a leader you need to differentiate between what’s important and noise. You need to tune out the noise and focus on priorities. You also need to grow thick skin. #leadlap
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    Disney cruise!!!!! #leadlap Where to?
    In reply to @LSR_DrMom, @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • KimGriesbach Jun 23 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A4: We have to create these moments for ourselves. I enjoy my short drive to work and home & quiet time in the morning before everyone arrives (No more kids to get on buses at home, game day breakfasts to make, etc. Whew!) #leadlap
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    A5: Time by myself at the pool to read and time to craft (sewing mostly) or decorate my house to make my environment cozy and comfortable. #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:10 AM EDT
    Those hot washclothes are amazing. I might need to find one today!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MichaelJDunlea
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5: playing video games with my daughters! #leadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    These questions are so thoughtful! I love forest bathing as an option though anymore our town is turning in to Friends-slab instead of FriendsWOOD. lol ... https://t.co/XuKKUyyGEB #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • Santoscoy7075 Jun 23 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5 Waking up early for a walk, reading a non PD book, good coffee & time with family #LeadLAP
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5: family time at the pool, and for me, time to mountain bike is top 3 👍 #leadlap
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    A5. Writing and being with my family and friends. Those two always make me feel good. I love to write and read. Always have. Also, my family is amazing. I love them so much. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:11 AM EDT
    Massages, pedicures and walking my dog are three for me! Need to make my calendar my partner! #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    Q6: Brene Brown talks about Permission Slips. What does YOURS say? @thezenteacher #leadlap #zenteacher
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    Enjoying the variety of A5. Thanks for sharing everyone. #leadlap
  • kerisavoca Jun 23 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    This is very fortunate #leadlap
    In reply to @TheColon_s, @3_DLeadership
  • davidand00 Jun 23 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    A5: Being in and around the water is my place! It definitely helps wash away stress and really relaxes me. Also gettingnout into the woods and hiking/camping! #leadlap
  • MrsNealy23 Jun 23 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    A5: Pedicures are the best! Also love the beach 🏝#LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    A5: Two ways I feel pampered? 1) Getting a haircut. 2) Holding my boy in the baby carrier on our family walks in the evenings. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    Q6 is UP! Time to write permission slips! #LeadLAP
  • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    A5 Definitely love to spend time walking/hiking with my dog! I wonder if my school district would change the rules about dogs being in the school? #LeadLAP Dogs could be the answer to many issues! #justsayin
  • nbartley6 Jun 23 @ 11:12 AM EDT
    Will bring my uke next time I go to Israel!💜 #LeadLAP
    In reply to @supervxn, @BarbaraGruener
  • jillrt Jun 23 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A4: In addition to mini-sessions (@calm & Smiling Mind are👍 for this) try to incorporate other mindful practices: mindful walking, listening, eating, driving... Take a minute to just tune into what is going on NOW-no processing, thinking-just be there in that moment. #leadlap
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A6 That I can take a weekend off from everything work, classes, running kids around, working in my yard and I get to watch what I want on TV. #LeadLap
  • KimGriesbach Jun 23 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A5: Being with family & friends and being by water (especially Lake Michigan or Lake Superior!) #leadlap
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    A5 Two things.... Quiet time maybe listening to music without doing anything else. Standing by the ocean shore and listening to the sound of the waves. #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:13 AM EDT
    Yes! This needs to be a consistent practice for me. Thanks for the reminder. #leadlap
    In reply to @mlkbingham
  • mfguerra63 Jun 23 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    A5: Exercise, leisure reading, time with friends, and video games make me feel pampered, relaxed & centered. #LeadLAP
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    I totally appreciate @PeriscopeCo today more than I have before! I'm chatting with #leadlap crew and listening to the keynote at #BadgeSummit at the same time! Love technology!
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    A6: I give my self permission to leave a little earlier each day from work, even if the work isn't done. #LeadLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    Definitely a practice I will be doing in my new role. #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @inpursuitofed, @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • EricaJHogan Jun 23 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    A6: laugh often, have fun, and be goofy. Sign the dotted line or else! #leadlap
  • JayBilly2 Jun 23 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    A6: I give myself permission to take Sunday naps and watch Yankee games when I want #LeadlAP
  • ljsmith0414 Jun 23 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP A5. I take more time to watch food network and read next to a pool. I love to reflect on my image with shopping, and pedicures. Traveling makes me happy too.Just finished a student week in Boston and New York followed by 4 days Avid training in Texas.
  • Santoscoy7075 Jun 23 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A6 Permission to wake to NO alarm, not check work email and learn to learn nothing. #bestill #LeadLAP
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A6. My permission slip: #leadlap
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A5 Going for long walks with friends and family. Receiving and unexpected message from my grown up children or quick unexpected Skype from my 5month old grandson makes me smile #leadlap
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    Ah yes, biking is on my list too. #leadlap
    In reply to @coacheagan
  • inpursuitofed Jun 23 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    Spending time with my family and friends and yoga or some form of exercise usually done with friends. I try to be intentional about making sure both happen regularly. I definitely get my cup filled in these areas more in summer than during the school year. #Leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • Mrjonresendez Jun 23 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A5: I’m weird, but maybe I’m not alone. I don’t like to be pampered. It makes me feel awkward. I feel my best when the people around me need my help. I feel soothed when I am solving a problem. I feel comforted when the job is done well. #leadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    And Ghost Hunt. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @EricaJHogan
  • mlkbingham Jun 23 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A5: Family vacations to the beach where we can swim, fish, eat, read by the water, and play games are my absolute happy place. My husband and I are able to invite our mothers (mom is a widow) and make a complete package. On a smaller scale, I love a massage! #leadlap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    Just a thought -- maybe we should have a chat about this same topic during the school year to remind each other of the importance of this topic and to help hold us accountable for self-care. #leadlap
  • principledlady Jun 23 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    A6: I give myself permission to self advocate, disagree with disagreeable, and not feel like I have to make everyone “happy”#LeadLAP
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    Hey #leadlap family ~ here it is, our permission to rest!
  • spqrmiguel Jun 23 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    A5: This is how I pamper myself. #Tubing on the #frioriver. #leadlap
  • RichHayzler Jun 23 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    A6: Live life to the fullest, take time for myself, leave the big decisions for another day and spend time with my family. Rest, recharge and relax. #leadlap
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    A5 I hope to plan some days to just sit by the ocean or take a drive to RI and walk along the beach in Newport. Quiet time at home should be easy over the next couple of weeks so I am looking forward to that. Also attending #ILA18 in Austin midJuly. #LeadLAP
  • MrsRackleyCCMS Jun 23 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    A5: Time with my family and an occasional trip to a day spa...Spending time with my family and turning off my phone on vacation days...Taking the time to consciously make appointments and go! Haha! #LeadLAP
  • nbartley6 Jun 23 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    A6 I give myself permission to simply slow down. Although I know it’s okay if I don’t push for action the very second I’m inspired by something, I need to remind myself A LOT:) #LEADLAP
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    A6: Permission to fail. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    This could be a great reward for teachers! Permission slip from the principal to not feel like they have to stay at the school for hours and hours each day (over and above contract time) #leadlap
  • LSR_DrMom Jun 23 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    A6 - My permission slips allows me to be mindful of how much and what I add to my plate. #LeadLAP
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    Yes! Is there a digital copy of this @BethHouf that you can share? #leadlap
    In reply to @sandeeteach, @BethHouf
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    A6 Permission to believe I am good enough! That I am not just saying what everyone else knows. #leadlap
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    I live not far from the ocean and work a few blocks away but don’t spend nearly as much time as I would like there! #leadLAP
    In reply to @principledlady
  • EdLog411 Jun 23 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    A6: Permission to watch an entire movie at home without getting up to do things or feeling guilty about it :) #LeadLAP
  • davidand00 Jun 23 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    I feel like these are the things I need to give myself permission to do too! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    A6: for me, I’m working on giving myself permission to be human and make mistakes #leadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • jillrt Jun 23 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    A5 Gardening while blasting music on my headphones (and possibly singing outloud!) & reading on the beach. Both will happen this summer-hopefully several times! #leadlap 👩‍🌾🌹🎼🏖️📕
  • supervxn Jun 23 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    Thanks for the reminder! @specialtechie #BadgeSummit #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    Q7 is almost up! #LeadLAP
  • JasonCMcDowell Jun 23 @ 11:18 AM EDT
    A6: I can leave what's on my list on Friday afternoon until Monday! #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    Q7: Call to Zen-Action: What new self-care steps will take or continue AFTER this chat? @thezenteacher #leadlap #zenteacher
  • MichaelJDunlea Jun 23 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    A6 No is an acceptable answer, no is not necessarily negative. #leadlap
  • ljsmith0414 Jun 23 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP A6. I give myself permission to schedule in some fun activities so I don't focus on work and cleaning the house all summer.
  • MrsRackleyCCMS Jun 23 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    A6: I need permission to take time off! #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    Time for Q7! #LeadLAP
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    A6 Permission to stop feeling like I have to get it all done NOW. #LeadLAP
  • wiredup83 Jun 23 @ 11:19 AM EDT
    Love everything about this! #selfcare and get ready for the new school year. #neverstoplearning Currently reading #leadLAP Great book! 📚
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    A7. I’m going to get my diet and excercise back on track! #leadlap
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    A7: Add my Summer wishlist to my calendar. #leadlap #zenteacher
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    Q7 is the call to action... #LeadLAP
  • Santoscoy7075 Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    A7 Keeping the longer walks for sure. Less work brought home from school. Being still. #Iamworthit #LeadLAP #pourintoyourself
  • spqrmiguel Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    A6: Enjoy life, it’s a long journey. Grill more often 😂. #leadlap
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    A6: my permission slip says I have permission to make mistakes and learn from them and not lose confidence when things aren’t going well #leadlap
  • MarshaPoh Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    A6: I give myself permission to not wear my watch.. helps me to not feel rushed #LeadLAP
  • burgessdave Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    Granted!! #LeadLAP Now you have to do it, Mariah!
    In reply to @MrsRackleyCCMS
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    A7 I will continue to blog and ask myself reflective questions in my interactions and actions with others and my decisions. I will also get in some solid hot tub time and make one of those permission slips from @BethHouf #leadlap
  • coacheagan Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM EDT
    A7: going to turn the phone off for a few hours and spend time with the kiddos 👍 #leadlap
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    What kind of crafts do you like? #leadlap @KimGriesbach you too?
    In reply to @jillrt, @KimGriesbach
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    A7 I have just been accepted as a Fellow of CILIP. Self care steps is to now give myself time to do more of what I enjoy and work less over the summer. Switch off at 8pm every night and hope this becomes a habit. #leadlap
  • mlkbingham Jun 23 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    Permission to take time exclusively for my family, without interruption, because of all the teens in my district the two that call me "Mom" need my time and focus most. #leadlap
  • HelenWilt Jun 23 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    I don't wear a watch anymore! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MarshaPoh
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:21 AM EDT
    A7: For me the biggest takeaway will be how to implement the same self-care strategies of summer in a different way during the school year. #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A7: Be more present and immersed in whatever I'm doing. Starting now by hanging out with these two awesome people! @JayBilly2 @nbartley6 #LeadLAP
  • Santoscoy7075 Jun 23 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    Hot tub time is priority #1! Now to actually afford said hot tub.😀 #jealous #LeadLap
    In reply to @JoveStickel, @BethHouf
  • MarshaPoh Jun 23 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A7: I'm brand new to social media as a PLN tool.. moving forward I am going to rely on my network of strong, amazing educators more to keep me balanced and on the cutting edge #LeadLAP
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A7 Take walks along the ocean regularly this summer. Make a self-care to-do list and make it a priority to work on this list! The goal will be to make some of these part of my daily routine by the end of the summer. #LeadLAP
  • davidand00 Jun 23 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A7: I will try and reign my mind in and just be in the moment more. Focus on what I am doing and not let the mind wander back to work so much. Use my quiet times to get grounded, enjoy the people, food, and things around me. It’s going to be hard but I’m going to try. #leadlap
  • sandeeteach Jun 23 @ 11:22 AM EDT
    A7 I'm giving myself permission to play today even though I have a long To Do list. PLAY Today is my motto! (Which I'm including joining chats this morning) #leadlap Going for a walk in 10 minutes....countdown!
  • nbartley6 Jun 23 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    A7 something I can definitely do a much better job of now is getting more sleep. I need to stop pushing the hours of the day to keep going and listen to how I feel. #LEADLAP
  • mlkbingham Jun 23 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    I have downloaded the Calm app since this began!!! #leadlap
  • 3_DLeadership Jun 23 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    This may help; https://t.co/he4ktVNUYx #leadLAP #DepecheMode #zenteacher
    In reply to @kerisavoca
  • ljsmith0414 Jun 23 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    #LeadLAP A7. In my planner add some fun and highlight the event in green for go. I guess to start my goal with at least 4 green events a month?
  • mfguerra63 Jun 23 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    A7: Continue to exercise, eat right and put family first. Create an agenda where I list these items as priorities. #LeadLAP
  • Santoscoy7075 Jun 23 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    Head Space is awesome too #itsfree #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mlkbingham
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:23 AM EDT
    TV for me too. In fact, it would be video games too. #leadlap
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing! #leadlap #zenteacher
    In reply to @Santoscoy7075, @mlkbingham
  • principledlady Jun 23 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    A7: I think I will practice setting some limits on summer work by practicing saying “That is enough for today.” Slow down you’re movin to fast #LeadLAP
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    Just a thought -- how can we all be encouraged to keep going with our A7's when we fail, because all of us will likely have times of failure in implementing these things. #leadlap
  • inpursuitofed Jun 23 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    A6: Slow down - our jobs often move at a frenetic pace. There’s a lot of power in slowing down. Also, both as a teacher and admin, I was/am comfortable admitting when I don’t know something. #Leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • MarshaPoh Jun 23 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    @mlkbingham I found this resource a lifesaver! check out all the 'grown up' ones, but definitely play around with the ones for kids and teens, too @calm #LeadLap
    In reply to @mlkbingham, @mlkbingham, @calm
  • JasonCMcDowell Jun 23 @ 11:24 AM EDT
    A7: I'm going to steal one from @coacheagan and shut my phone off for a while each day. It'll help me be in the moment. #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher, @coacheagan
  • jillrt Jun 23 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    A6 That's a great one-I'll write that permission slip, too! Self-doubt takes over all too easily and we need to keep reminding ourselves we ARE good enough-mistakes and all! #leadlap
    • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:17 AM EDT
      A6 Permission to believe I am good enough! That I am not just saying what everyone else knows. #leadlap
  • LeslieLuck1 Jun 23 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    A7: Starting at a new school, so building relationships with help me and my new staff and we will have fun along the way! #hcpspln #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    So many great ideas being shared in #LeadLAP today. Self-care is important! Our chat is almost over. I hope you all find at least 5-10 minutes today to do something just for you!
  • KimGriesbach Jun 23 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    A6: Permission to slow down & stop multi-tasking (Summer goals... along with sleep 😊) #leadlap
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:25 AM EDT
    Don't beat yourself up just start again tomorrow, it is another day :) #leadlap
    In reply to @dawblack
  • Santoscoy7075 Jun 23 @ 11:26 AM EDT
    Remember that we are human and WILL fail, but can always try again. #realtalk #thesunwillcomeuptomorrow #tryandtryagain #LeadLAP
    In reply to @dawblack
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:26 AM EDT
    A7: Go screen free for designated hours of the day so I can spend time with my family. This is my favorite screen time though. https://t.co/YTw4hinkPW #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @thezenteacher
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:26 AM EDT
    I think we all need to consider this because it is easy to make a statement now, but what about a week from now? A month from now? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • EdLog411 Jun 23 @ 11:26 AM EDT
    @dawblack Stay connected. My PLN inspires me daily! #LeadLAP
    • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:24 AM EDT
      Just a thought -- how can we all be encouraged to keep going with our A7's when we fail, because all of us will likely have times of failure in implementing these things. #leadlap
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:26 AM EDT
    We all need fresh starts -- daily! #LeadLAP
    • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:25 AM EDT
      Don't beat yourself up just start again tomorrow, it is another day :) #leadlap
      In reply to @dawblack
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:26 AM EDT
    Oo, good idea. #leadlap
    In reply to @MarshaPoh
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    Another great idea. And the PLN can help with accountability as well. #LeadLAP
    • EdLog411 Jun 23 @ 11:26 AM EDT
      @dawblack Stay connected. My PLN inspires me daily! #LeadLAP
      • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:24 AM EDT
        Just a thought -- how can we all be encouraged to keep going with our A7's when we fail, because all of us will likely have times of failure in implementing these things. #leadlap
  • MarshaPoh Jun 23 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    @jillrt over the summer I write these little messages to myself in email, then randomly choose days for them to 'delay send' throughout the year. It's nice getting an email from myself putting things in perspective #LeadLap
    In reply to @jillrt, @jillrt
  • BarbaraGruener Jun 23 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    Here are some picture books you might want for your #mindfulness libraries to help your learners be more mindful. I especially love King Calm! https://t.co/SNMfa2XkJ0 #leadlap
  • nbartley6 Jun 23 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    Thanks @BethHouf and @burgess_shelley for a great #LEADLAP chat!
  • dawblack Jun 23 @ 11:27 AM EDT
    What a great idea shared here! #LeadLAP
    • MarshaPoh Jun 23 @ 11:27 AM EDT
      @jillrt over the summer I write these little messages to myself in email, then randomly choose days for them to 'delay send' throughout the year. It's nice getting an email from myself putting things in perspective #LeadLap
      In reply to @jillrt, @jillrt
  • Elizabethutch Jun 23 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    What a great idea :) It's like finding an unexpected note in your lunch box... #leadlap
    In reply to @MarshaPoh, @jillrt
  • marcihouseman Jun 23 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    I signed up for the emails as well and love the tips they provide on maximizing our use of the prompts. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @EdLog411, @sandeeteach
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    This is such an awesome idea and I am stealing it for my own use and I hope we all take a minute to consider it. #LeadLAP
    • MarshaPoh Jun 23 @ 11:27 AM EDT
      @jillrt over the summer I write these little messages to myself in email, then randomly choose days for them to 'delay send' throughout the year. It's nice getting an email from myself putting things in perspective #LeadLap
      In reply to @jillrt, @jillrt
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jun 23 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    You all have been an amazing crew today! So sorry that @thezenteacher wasn't able to here, but loved his questions! #LeadLAP
  • principledlady Jun 23 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    Two weeks away from being on the Big Island of Hawaii. My favorite place. I can’t wait to unplug and live the aloha spirit. Love to you all #LeadLAP
  • Dr_LMR Jun 23 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    Great #LeadLAP chat this morning! Hope everyone enjoys the day doing something you enjoy! See you next time!
  • JayBilly2 Jun 23 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    Thank you @BethHouf for a great chat on becoming more mindful - Thanks @burgess_shelley for alwaysw being there - Thanks @dbc_inc for all you do. #LeadLAP Rocks
  • Jyoung1219 Jun 23 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    Ah yes! Getting connected with other educators on social media is the best form of self-initiated PD. The connections are always there for you. Have said, Twitter won’t change your life, the educators you meet there will. #leadlap
    In reply to @MarshaPoh
  • kwiens62 Jun 23 @ 11:28 AM EDT
  • specialtechie Jun 23 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    Thanks @BethHouf @burgess_shelley @burgessdave @thezenteacher for a great chat! Time to go start my summer calendar! #leadlap #zenteacher Love being a part of the tribe!
  • KimGriesbach Jun 23 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    A7: Slow down, relax, read, sleep, appreciate, be present, be joyful #leadlap
  • latoyadixon5 Jun 23 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    Thanks for an amazing chat @BethHouf and @burgess_shelley! #leadlap
  • JoveStickel Jun 23 @ 11:29 AM EDT
    Thank you @BethHouf for a great chat and all the rest of you for being a valuable part of my PLN and personal growth as an administrator and person #LeadLAP