Author Archives: Amy's Reflections

About Amy's Reflections

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

Quotes That Resonate, Volume 7

Without fail, when I am reading something there are often quotes that feel like they literally jump off the page, demanding that I stop and reflect. These quotes resonated with me long after I finish reading the text. “When educators … Continue reading

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July ’17 Reading Update

In July I read 3 books, making my 2017 total 24. At this rate, I’m going to have to double my reading rate to beat my 2016 total. I’ve actually been reading and rereading a number of professional books for … Continue reading

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Appreciation Matters

*This story was originally published in Fueled by Coffee and Love, a collection of short stories by educators, edited by Mari Venturino. You can purchase a copy of the book here; all proceeds go back to educators and classrooms! The … Continue reading

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Taking Time to Build or Strengthen Relationships

It’s the beginning of a new school year in my district; we work on a modified year-round calendar. Many leaders have already hit the ground running, filling up their calendars, facilitating professional development, planning activities, and preparing for our students’ … Continue reading

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My Blog is 5 Today!

Each year, on July 14 (or later if I forget to hit publish on time!), I take a moment to reflect on my blogging journey. In 2012, after attending my first ISTE conference, I started this blog for my own … Continue reading

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June ’17 Reading Update

This month I read 3 books, bringing my 2017 total to 21. Golden Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #27) – by John Sanford – I hadn’t read a Sanford Prey book in over a year, and I really enjoyed this one. … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Core Values

A year ago I explored my core values with an activity by author Elena Aguilar. I wrote about the experience here. My three core values, based on that activity were: Equity Making a difference Trust This weekend I participated in … Continue reading

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