My Last Day of Silence

I sit here in silence. Early morning and I am alone in my home. My wife left for work and the kids are away traveling together. The cats found the morning sunshine and begin their serious work of napping.  My home is quiet, still, and I sit alone. I realize this is my last day of... Continue Reading →

Thursday Thought – Content With Silence

Note: Each Thursday I post a little something to inspire us to finish the week strong. These Thursday Thoughts vary … a quote, poem, or inspirational video.  Congratulations, you made it over the hump and let’s finish the week together. I look to Ansel Adams today for inspiration. His iconic photographs and unmatched printing technique continue to... Continue Reading →

Across The Street and A Thousand Miles Away

Funny how when quiet, one seeks more quiet. At work recently I was talking with a coworker about how we each need some quiet time away from the office. Just to break up the day and focus a bit on our private pursuits. For her, schoolwork toward her Masters Degree and for me, well just... Continue Reading →

Thursday Thought – One Square Inch of Silence

Note: Each Thursday I will post a little something to inspire us to finish the week strong. These Thursday Thoughts will be a quote, poem, piece of music, artwork, or inspirational video.  Congratulations, you made it over the hump and let's finish the week together. This past week on the On Being Podcast (highly recommended), I... Continue Reading →

Hello Silence My Old Friend

Yes, I continue to think about silence.  My environment is my classroom and I am listening. Silence is an important tool for leaders.  For introverts such as myself, silence comes more naturally.  For extroverts silence can be even more powerful as it can be perceived as unexpected. An old school teacher trick ... if children... Continue Reading →

Silence

We begin in silence. Then we speak.  Each of us has much to say.  While others speak, we prepare to speak again.   Are we hearing each other?  Are we reaching a point of understanding or decision?  Often our talk is overwhelming and more talking is not the answer.  At times we need silence to communicate. Silence as a tool... Continue Reading →

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