Habit 8: Find Your Voice

Written by Maren Schmidt on April 04, 2017

Over this school year I’ve shared insights from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People.

In 2004 Covey published The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness To Greatness.

In The 8th Habit Covey urges us to find our voice and help others find...

Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw

Written by Maren Schmidt on March 01, 2017

Carpenters and cooks know a certain rule of productivity.

A sharp well-maintained tool makes a job go faster and easier.

Plus, tools that are ready to go are a pleasure to use.

One of facts of life that I understand now, that I didn’t appreciate...

FREE WEBINAR: Helping Parents "Get" Montessori

Written by Maren Schmidt on January 29, 2017

 Are you a school leader concerned about helping your school families "understand" Montessori?   

On Wednesday, February 8 or Thursday, February 9, at 4 PM Pacific, please join me for a 45-minute webinar on Helping Parents "Get" Montessori.

In...

Millennials In The Workplace

Written by Maren Schmidt on January 03, 2017

 Are you concerned about the effects of the digital age on adults and children?

This 15-minute video with Simon Sinek is a must-see. 

Find out how you can make a difference. 

 

Habit 4: Thinking Win/Win

Written by Maren Schmidt on November 30, 2016

One of the habits of highly effective people is to think win/win.

In our building of relationships there is a fundamental idea that comes into play:

We cannot create interdependent connections until we have established independence in ourselves. 

Fill Up Your Love Bucket

Written by Maren Schmidt on November 12, 2016

As school leaders we serve the needs of others.

From our “love buckets” we go around filling the needs of the children and the community members we serve.

As we serve others we must remember to stop every once and a while to fill up our "love...

Having The Difficult Conversation

Written by Maren Schmidt on November 03, 2016

February. 

February is my traditional fed-up month.

Cold, dampness, snow and not enough sunlight configure into my waking up like a groundhog and thinking, "Enough is enough!"

Avoiding The Underground

Written by Maren Schmidt on October 18, 2016

“I see now that my over-reacting to difficult and unexpected situations created this negativity at my school,” Victoria said.