Monday, July 25, 2016

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of July 17, 2016

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of July 17, 2016 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.

1. Congratulations to LYSer, Donnie Bartlett! He is the new Principal of Timber Creek High School!! Who will be next? (By @LYSNation)

2. A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. (By @AmazingiGrace)

3. Fight against something and we focus on the thing we hate. Fight for something and we focus on the thing we love. -Simon Sinek (By @fritzmt)

4. We just completed a Fundamental 5 book study with my staff. It’s going to change my school! (By @mrThamilton)

5. Think about the pedagogy of deep learning, and then think about Oscar Wilde's observation that "nothing worth knowing can be taught." (By @MichaelFullan)

6. If you think teachers take weekends and summers off, then you must not know any teachers. (By @NicholasFerroni)

7. “Good teachers are pointed, passionate, and particular about what they do.” (By @DrRichAllen)

8. Sometimes it’s easier to criticize than praise. But it’s praise that fuels an organizations progress. –Bill Parcells (By @CoachMotto)

9. You are who you hire. (By @TroyMooney)

10. Keeping away from an ignorant person is equivalent to keeping company with a wise person.  -Abi Ben Ali-Taleb (By @harvinmoore)

Think. Work. Achieve.
Your turn...
  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
  • Upcoming Presentations: LYS / TASSP Advanced Leadership Academy (Keynote); The 2016 Texas Charter School Conference (Multiple Presentations); The 4th Annual Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) 
  • Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation  and like Lead Your School on Facebook

Friday, July 22, 2016

Margaret Sue Nold

Margaret Nold was born in Sioux City, Iowa on December 1, 1946 and passed peacefully in Houston, Texas on July 16, 2016.

Margaret was an eternally optimistic, kind and generous soul who throughout her life opened her heart and home to friends, family and those in need. Even when her health was most dire, she was more worried about others than herself and found reasons to smile.

Independent and courageous all her life, she learned to fly as a teenager, traveled, read extensively, owned her own business and was a loving and proud mother.    

She was predeceased by her parents Ewell K. “Sonny” and Phyllis Nold and survived by her daughter Erin Dufour and her husband Dwight, and her son Sean Cain and his wife Lesa.

“Three things will last forever – faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Cor. 13:13


Please consider donating in Margaret’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of July 10, 2016

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of July 10, 2016 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.

1. Congratulations to LYSer, Dewitt Smith! He is the Region 18 (Texas) Superintendent of the Year!! Who will be next? (By @LYSNation)

2. I think The Fundamental 5 is the best thing in education. (By @Pritchett66)

3. You don't lead by hitting people over the head; that's assault, not leadership. -Dwight Eisenhower (By @LeadershipCures)

4. Find me someone who settles for average in teaching, and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t understand the magnitude of our mission. (By @fastcranny)

5. Reading 15 minutes per day equates to 1 million words per year! (By @fernandospeaks)

6. Students who had a home visit from school staff had 24% fewer absences. (By @rmorinaguilar)

7. The home visit was the best, most powerful thing I did as a classroom teacher. (By @LYSNation)

8. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier (By @DavidRoads)

9. You don't need a title to lead.  You need initiative. (By @EkCoulson)

10. Arrogant leaders are typically insecure and feel threatened by everyone. (By @DanVForbes)

Think. Work. Achieve.
Your turn...
  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
  • Upcoming Presentations: LYS / TASSP Advanced Leadership Academy (Keynote); The 4th Annual Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) 
  • Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation  and like Lead Your School on Facebook

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The New Normal For Classroom Instruction

Today’s teacher is expected to cover more content, at higher rigor, with significantly more student success (in terms of both height and scale) than ever before in the history of our profession.  This is a new model of teacher craft.  A model that none of us in school administration implemented consistently (if at all).

So if you are an instructional leader, QUIT talking about how YOU taught. It is no longer relevant to the discussion. Recognize this and work to coach your staff in the building of the new skills required to meet the new required instructional normal. Or you could always go back to the classroom to model how you believe it should be done.

Think. Work. Achieve.
Your turn...
  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
  • Upcoming Presentations: LYS / TASSP Advanced Leadership Academy (Keynote); The 4th Annual Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) 
  • Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation  and like Lead Your School on Facebook

Monday, July 11, 2016

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of July 3, 2016

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of July 3, 2016 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.

1. Congratulations to LYSer, Chane Rascoe! He is the new Superintendent in Lampasas ISD!! Who will be next? (By @LYSNation)

2. Congratulations to LYSer, Dr. Jerry Gibson! He is the new Superintendent in Marshall ISD!! Who will be next? (By @LYSNation)

3. Congratulations to LYSer, Dr. Maria Casas! She is the new Superintendent in Brooks County ISD!! Who will be next? (By @LYSNation)

4. Congratulations to LYSer, Dr. Marc Puig! He is the new Superintendent in Beeville ISD!! Who will be next? (By @LYSNation)

5. Congratulations to LYSer, Dr. Sylvester Perez! He is the new Superintendent in Edgewood ISD!! Who will be next? (By @LYSNation)

6. Our job is to coach our Teachers to teach better than we taught! (By @robert_l_butler)

7. The way we speak to kids becomes how they speak to others as well as how they think about themselves. (By @justintarte)

8. When all things are equal, adult practice drives student performance. (By @GarrettRachelE)

9. Equality means giving everyone a shoe. Equity means giving everyone a shoe that fits. (By @Snowmanlearning)

10. In all our endeavors we can be anything we want to be. Let's BE kind to one another. (By @clwilkens)

Think. Work. Achieve.
Your turn...
  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
  • Upcoming Presentations: LYS / TASSP Advanced Leadership Academy (Keynote); The 4th Annual Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) 
  • Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation  and like Lead Your School on Facebook

Monday, June 27, 2016

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of June 19, 2016

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of June 19, 2016 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.

1. Congratulations to LYSer, Dr. Darin Jolly! He is the new Superintendent in North Hopkins ISD!! Who will be next? (By @LYSNation)

2. Congratulations to LYSer, Dr. Cazilda Steele! She is the new Executive Director of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction in Katy ISD!! Who will be next? (By @LYSNation)

3. If you want to achieve something badly enough, no one can stop you. If you don't want to do something, no one can force you. (By @vhsaldana)

4. People are drawn to black and white opinions because they are simple, not because they are true. Truth demands serious effort and thought. (By @LeadershipCures)

5. We cannot create time...we must prioritize, sacrifice and give up some things! (By @CoachJimBoone)

6. When we feel mentally torn between two ideas or two courses of action, we become more cognitively flexible. Conflict produces creativity! (By @anniemurphypaul)

7. It takes time to create excellence. If it could be done so quickly, more people would do it. – John Wooden (By @SportsMotto)

8. “It's not merely OK to make learning exciting, it's essential - the brain doesn’t pay attention to boring things.” (By @DrRichAllen)

9. Researchers at the University of Sussex found that just six minutes of reading per day can reduce stress levels by 68%. (By @tgrierhisd)

10. Uncommitted people gravitate toward other uncommitted people because they love to remind each other why it's everyone else's fault. (By @RobertShipley2)

Think. Work. Achieve.
Your turn...
  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
  • Upcoming Presentations: LYS / TASSP Advanced Leadership Academy (Keynote); The 4th Annual Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) 
  • Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation  and like Lead Your School on Facebook