Author Archives: Amy's Reflections

About Amy's Reflections

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

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

Recently I’ve been reading and viewing a lot about the use of social media for business, for education, and for fun. I’ve been an avid social media user for personal and professional reasons for many years. In fact, next week … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned Skydiving

Today I experienced skydiving for the first time. Spoiler alert: I loved it!  But this post isn’t really about skydiving. I’d like to use this opportunity to check in on my word of the year for this year and for … Continue reading

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What I Read in August 2018

I’m embarrassed to write this. On August 26th, I realized that I had barely finished one book this month, and that was an audiobook. After realizing this, I did a lot of reflection about why that was and I got … Continue reading

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Considering Consideration

I recently began to read Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done by Kim Bearden.  The first of six principles of effective communication that she addresses is consideration.  Kim suggests: How do you … Continue reading

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What I Read in July 2018

This month felt like a slow reading month. I listened to a lot of podcasts, which limited my audiobook “reading” and I probably watched too much TV! Here is what I did read this month (including an amazing professional book … Continue reading

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6th Blog Birthday

I like to celebrate the birthday of my blog every year (see 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th birthday posts). I started this blog over 2,000 days ago.  I take this annual birthday celebration time to reflect on my blogging … Continue reading

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Humans Crave Feedback

As a new teacher during my first two years where I taught in a middle school in Virginia, I struggled with classroom management. I was a 21-year old barely-adult who was barely taller than my 8th grade students that first … Continue reading

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