Maren Schmidt

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Is this a wild and crazy idea?

Written by Maren Schmidt on March 19, 2019

About two years ago, I had a wild and crazy idea.

Over the years I've found that those ideas that I might dismiss as a bit extreme turn out to be, well, good ideas. 

These two ideas bumped into each other:

  • I love doing small live workshops...

Reinforcing Clarity

Written by Maren Schmidt on March 05, 2019

WWWD?

In the 90’s the phrase WWJD became popular and it was common to see people wearing bracelets with the WWJD acronym for What Would Jesus Do?

We can borrow an idea from that popular phrase to reinforce clarity in our organization.

What we...

FREE INSTANT WEBINAR: How To Help With Spelling

Written by Maren Schmidt on March 03, 2019

In today’s tech world with computerized dictation programs, along with the ability to use spelling auto-correct as we write, there is an educational faction that says that learning to spell is unimportant, that spelling is dead.

Research shows,...

FREE INSTANT WEBINAR: How To Help With Spelling

Written by Maren Schmidt on March 02, 2019

In today’s tech world with computerized dictation programs, along with the ability to use spelling auto-correct as we write, there is an educational faction that says that learning to spell is unimportant, that spelling is dead.

Research shows,...

7 Habits of Highly Effective School Leaders

Written by Maren Schmidt on February 13, 2019

 

Positive change. How do we know which direction to head when we decide we want to be more effective.

The ideas from the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, are a good place to start. 

Here is a series of articles to...

Leadership Series For School Leaders

Written by Maren Schmidt on February 08, 2019

Watching school leaders grow is fun!

Leadership is a choice and it is always wonderful to see my Kids Talk readers make a commitment to leadership and growth.

Overcommunicating Clarity

Written by Maren Schmidt on February 05, 2019

Patrick Lencioni in his book, The Advantage, tells us of four disciplines that healthy organizations have.  When an organization possesses these four disciplines, they also have a business advantage:

FREE WEBINAR: Helping Children Learn To Listen 

Written by Maren Schmidt on January 31, 2019

In my many years of working with young children, there is one question I hear frequently from parents and teachers:

How do I get children to listen to me?

When we are confronted with tantrums, defiant behavior, or worse, it’s difficult to know...

Remember! The Aloha Leadership Retreat

Written by Maren Schmidt on January 30, 2019

 Aloha Leadership Retreat  

May 3-5, 2019

The Aloha Leadership Retreat is a dream come true, and you’re invited.

FREE WEBINAR | What About Kindergarten? A Montessori Perspective

Written by Maren Schmidt on January 02, 2019

It's a perennial problem for Montessori schools.

How can we show parents the importance of the third year of our programs for children 3 to 6 years old?

Because the third year is truly a leap year!

This is a session that you will want to let all...