18: Seeds that Sprout

Hear how a sprinkler watering the concrete inspired this episode. We need to water our initiatives with intention and follow through so that we have seeds that sprout. This requires a plan, constant monitoring, and flexibility to respond in the moment so that we align our input with our output. Tune in to get empowered to apply this theory to your own educational circumstance.



  • The intention is not showing the intended results
  • What policies, procedures or processes are created with the best of intentions but when it comes down to it, its not resulting in progress?
  • We are not allowing the process to take over, we are trying to control the process.


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  • Primer podcast with Troy Mooney and Herbert O’Neil- leadership podcast for school admin
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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.