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IN THE MIDDLE OF IT - Thoughts from a Middle School Principal
During Fall Break this school year, I read One Word That Will Change Your Life. This book challenges you to simplify your life by focusing on ONE WORD for the entire year. I have written in the past about how much I dislike resolutions. Last year, I wrote a post: New’s Year’s Goals, Not Resolutions, explaining my dislike for resolutions and my desire to set sustainable goals for the year. I then spent the next few months delving into my three word focus of Mindset, Mission, and Modesty. I appreciated the concept of clarity, and focus, that refining this to just one word could provide. One Word tells us, “Clutter and complexity lead to procrastination and paralysis, while simplicity and focus lead to success and clarity.” One of my co-workers often says the power of a book is in how much it makes you think after you have finished reading it. And, oh boy did this book make me think! I liked the concept of “one word” so much that I challenged each member of my schools instructional leadership team to also choose one word for 2015.
So here we go; my one word focus for 2015 is...
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GRATEFUL FRIDAY CHALLENGE
Week 2 Grateful Friday Challenge
Let one of our support staff members know how much you appreciate what they do to support the students and staff at Southport Middle. No emails, go find them and tell them face-to face!
MR. KNIGHT'S INTERESTING READ FOR THE WEEK
Interesting Video: The Secret of Bullying: 5 Signs We Can't Afford to Miss - Thank you to Matt Bush for sharing this with me and making me think.