Marginalize. Alienate. Discount. Avoid. And even vilify. Those are just a few verbs that describe how society has treated the homeless population and the poor. Friends on the street are held with little value and respect. Why? I believe personal biases and dominant narratives enlarge assumptions about homelessness. Beliefs influence thoughts and thoughts influence actions.…… Continue reading Live Love | Give Dignity
You are five. What will this new year bring? Vivacious. Assertive. Bold. Independent. A spitfire. Warmth. Kindness. That smile. Words from your heart can illuminate the soul. You are five. What will this new year bring?
Serving others. Demonstrating love. Making a difference. Communicating hope. Just recently I had the opportunity to share my core values with my coaching colleagues. This moment was eye-opening on my journey to rediscover why I coach. Core values shape my beliefs from which I work as a coach. These values that I hold deeply play…… Continue reading Core Value Influence Beliefs
A vision statement focuses, empowers, and guides. Companies, churches, and other organizations have vision statements that narrow and focus their work. Instructional coaches need a personal vision statement that guides their practice. The art of coaching is doing and thinking. It is also a way of being. Coaches hold to a firm set of beliefs that…… Continue reading Give Good | Why I Coach
Yes, it has been awhile since my last post. Seasons have even changed. Holidays have passed. The reason for my absence is that I needed time for reflection. I needed to revisit my “why”. Why do I coach? Why do I believe in coaching? Why does everyone need a coach? In my next series of…… Continue reading Fresh Brew, Coming Up
Think about a time when you learned something new. What made that new learning memorable? Did the facilitator provide a demonstration? Was there an opportunity for guided practice? Perhaps, learning was sticky because you were able to make sense of the new content with a partner or even a small group. Research says that if…… Continue reading Lab Sites Day Two
Good morning, As my tea steeps, I wanted to share a quick post about life and why blogging has been paused. My goal this weekend is to publish several posts about different ideas that have been steeping. For the moment, please grant my grace because…. The Gillam Family moved. Boxes, cleaning, unpacking, boxes, cleaning, and…… Continue reading A New House, Motherhood, and Closing the School Year