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Posted on 06/05/2017
While every individual is unique and has their own preferences, there are some general guidelines to follow when interacting comfortably and respectfully with people with disabilities.
- Jessica Raba on 05/31/2017
- Jessica Raba on 05/18/2017
Posted on 05/10/2017
Storytelling is powerful, and it has enormous benefits in store for you and those around you. Today we're going to talk about how storytelling can impact your life.
- Jessica Raba on 04/28/2017
- Jessica Raba on 04/19/2017
Posted on 04/17/2017
Whether it's a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you, but positively influences you as well. Here's six ideas to get started.
Jessica Raba on 04/12/2017
LSA accepted a Lutheran Crusader Fund grant last week at LuHi. Learn more about the grant and read what was shared with the student body at LuHi's annual Lutheran Crusader Fund chapel service.
Posted on 03/27/2017
Despite their age, children can have a powerful impact in the community, if only we encourage them to do so. Here are four reasons kids should start volunteering young.
Jessica Raba on 03/23/2017
The where, when, and what of digital communication, and some lessons we've learned.
Posted on 03/21/2017
If you’re looking for cool ways to donate your gently used items, check out this list of things you can and should donate, and some unique ideas of where to give them.
Jessica Raba on 03/17/2017
It's March, and the end of the school year is around the corner! Plan now for success - read on for some ideas and opportunities!
Posted on 03/15/2017
This Women’s History Month, get your school or organization involved by showing support for the women in your community. Check out these ways you can remember powerful women from history, while advocating for women today.
- Jay Wilkinson (Guest Blogger) on 03/01/2017
- Mindy Stern (Guest Blogger) on 02/01/2017
- Jessica Raba on 01/25/2017
- Mark Schoepp (Guest Blogger) on 01/18/2017
- Jessica Raba on 01/11/2017
- Posted on 01/10/2017
Posted on 01/06/2017
Check out the new podcast from Dr. Bernard Bull: The Moonshot Education Show!
- Jessica Raba on 01/04/2017
- Jessica Raba on 01/02/2017
Jessica Raba on 01/01/2017
A little honest reflection and some grace - the recipe to a great 2017?
Posted on 12/26/2016
Keep that Christmas spirit going! While the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" may be a little strange by today's standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community.
Posted on 12/23/2016
Grant Lichtman's blog offers insight into a variety of schools, all over the country, which are trying innovative approaches to learning. If you have the chance to give his posts a skim, you may walk away with an idea or two that you can make your own! Never stop imagining the possibilities for student learning and experiences!
Posted on 12/22/2016
As a leader, are you trying to make some big changes? Here are some lessons learned from those who have been successful. A must read!
Posted on 12/21/2016
Turns out, giving gifts is not only fun, but it’s good for you too! That’s right, giving benefits more than your soul; it’s good for your body. How might you engage with these concepts with your students?
Posted on 12/20/2016
Can coloring help relieve stress in high school students? This librarian thinks so! Read her article from the School Library Journal. What do you think? Would you try this in your school?
Posted on 12/19/2016
Has your staff been exploring the concept of mindset? This article in the Atlantic is a Q&A with Carol Dweck, the researcher who has shared much on the possibilities afforded by considering growth and fixed mindsets. This helps to clear up some misconceptions about how to foster growth mindset. Enjoy!
Posted on 12/17/2016
Catlin Tucker is a HS English teacher who focuses a great deal on blended learning and technology in the classroom. She isn't focused on flashy, but rather on the larger goals and how tech can help. Today's good read is about a tool that can be used to increase students' media literacy. Enjoy!
Posted on 12/16/2016
We're HUGE fans of organization systems here at LSA. Today's good read is a bit about one school leader's organizational tool - the Principal's Checklist. You can also check out other ideas and inspiration on The Together Group's website, which we just discovered. Now's a great time of year to start thinking about how you might clean up your organizational "house" in time for the new calendar year.
Posted on 12/15/2016
Do you listen to podcasts? We're big fans of several. Today's "read" is a quick listen from Happier with Gretchen Rubin. What is your word for 2017?
Posted on 12/14/2016
How might we "make the work worth doing"? This read offers up some key questions worth considering, via Chris Lehman, leader of Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. His blog, Practical Theory, is worth a subscription in your blog reel!
Posted on 12/13/2016
Bernard Bull's blog, etale, is a must-read! Here, we share one particular post of his, 70+ Education Documentaries to Challenge and Inspire. He updates this list regularly, so be sure to subscribe to his blog so you don't miss anything. Perhaps these will make for some good views over the coming Christmas break!
Posted on 12/12/2016
Do parents ever ask you for gift-giving recommendations around this time of year? Consider some of these options, and share with families, if you'd like!
Posted on 12/10/2016
Harvard Business Review offers great tidbits that can be applied to school leadership. As you move into the new calendar year, how might you think about your staff culture? Some great ideas are found here.
Posted on 12/09/2016
Today's good read is a list of ideas for digital storytelling in the classroom. We are familiar with three of these tools and LSA regular uses Canva and Animoto, both on this list. Please share with colleagues!
Posted on 12/08/2016
Do you engage in fundraising? If so, this is an interesting read. You may also choose to subscribe to this one - lots of great, short tidbits for fundraisers.
Posted on 12/07/2016
Today's read is from David Stuart, Jr., a teacher, who encourages us to "This Month, Make Space for Reflection and Anticipation" in spite of the busy-ness of the season. We hope you find it as useful as we did!
Posted on 12/06/2016
Each day leading up to Christmas, we'll share a good read. Most will be quick, and most will be from authors we think you'll want to revisit. Today's is from Seth Godin, and a great reminder as we head into a new year: The myth of quick.
- Jessica Raba on 09/14/2016
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- Jessica Raba on 07/20/2016
Posted on 07/18/2016
Whether they’re familial, romantic or platonic, relationships are vital to beneficial and stable lives. So how can we learn to build positive and enriching relationships?
- Jessica Raba on 07/13/2016
- Jessica Raba on 07/06/2016
Posted on 06/27/2016
When it’s time to start a new healthy habit, it can be pretty difficult. If you’re interested in starting a habit that you can actually stick with, check out these useful tips.
Posted on 03/08/2016
Enjoy this video highlighting Leif Ericson and Lutheran Schools Association!