Author Archives: Amy's Reflections

About Amy's Reflections

Director of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning

Learning to Lead: A Self-Reflective Survey

I’ve read the book Learning Leadership by Kouzes and Posner twice now – once on my own and again as part of a book study with all the principals in my district. With each new reading, I take away a … Continue reading

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Introducing A New Blog Series

As 2019 begins, I’ve decided to challenge myself with a new blog series. I read Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar (my educational spirit animal!) midway through last year. I loved it, as I’ve loved all of … Continue reading

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My Word of 2019

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that it’s 2019 already. Just as I have for the last four years, I have selected a focus word for the year. This is different from setting new year’s resolutions. I choose to … Continue reading

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What I Read in 2018

When I was an English teacher I used to keep a list of the books I read on my classroom door. I read a lot of Young Adolescent books so I could always make a recommendation for my students. During … Continue reading

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The Best Gift Ever

As Christmas approaches, for those of you who celebrate the holiday, I want to share one of the best presents I have ever received. It is a gift that was homemade by one of my best friends, she spent more … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Another Year of Blogging

I tend to reflect on my blogging life twice a year – in July, when the anniversary of when I started this blog arrives, and in December, as all of the end of the year lists and notes come around. … Continue reading

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A Year of Possibility

Every December for the last few years I have spent time reflecting on the past 365 days and looking ahead to the coming year. In December of 2017 I knew that the word possibility was going to be my word. … Continue reading

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