Gather 'round, champions of education!

Picture this: a room buzzing with energy, minds ignited with passion for progress. That was the scene at the Illinois Association of Title I Directors, where we embarked on a journey of insight and empowerment.

In our small group breakout session, we did a mini version of one of my workshops and dug into the book a little. Together, we embraced the wisdom of "What do we see?" and uncovered the power of the Two Rules.

Identifying home, school and community need to work together in order to find the solution we need to achieve. All of these areas need to work together to support our youth in feeling good and feeling safe. We also stated staff need this as well. Talking about self-regulation for everyone and how to support issues which they are facing. I will unpack the post-it notes they left of “What they see” and maybe they are issues you do as well. Stay tuned for the feedback.

The other workshops in my series include "How do we see?"—a courageous exploration of our lenses, revealing biases and shadows lurking in the corners. It is not easy, but by confronting our blind spots, we unleashed the potential for genuine connection and understanding.

Next up in the list of workshops is : "Who are we seeing?" We examined our focus—are we casting our gaze wide enough, or are some faces slipping through the cracks? Through introspection and analysis, we committed to inclusivity and fairness in every aspect of our work. It is easy to have a vision or mission statement that states All students will or All students are……. However, are we only focusing on a small portion of the population of our student body.

And finally, the pinnacle of the series: "Why are we seeing?" Armed with insights of the journey to chart the course to 20/20 vision. This workshop will set the goals, plot the steps, and ignited the flame of transformation both professionally and personally.

As we reflect, let us carry forth the torch of illumination. Let us continue to see with clarity, empathy, and purpose. For in our shared vision lies the power to shape a brighter future for all. Onward, warriors of enlightenment! 🌟💪 Lead with Two Rules!! Feel good and Feel Safe today…..and all of the tomorrow’s with asking the right questions.

Each person received the gift of my book for attending my session.

Thank you IATD board for the short addition of Lead with Two Rules!! Blessings to all! Reach out to me anytime to find solutions to the problems you face.

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In "Lead with Two Rules: Feeling Good & Feeling Safe," I emphasize the paramount importance of reading. It's a cornerstone of our lives, profoundly impacting us all. As we approach two significant reading celebrations, March 2nd marks Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Day. Initiated by the National Education Association in 1998, it's a tribute to Dr. Seuss's monumental influence on literature. This extends to Read Across America Week and Month, fostering a culture of reading. Additionally, March 7th marks World Book Day, further highlighting the significance of reading. Throughout March, efforts to cultivate a love for reading, especially among children, are paramount. Whether through dressing up as beloved characters or engaging in communal reading, the goal remains the same: to foster a community of readers. Guest readers play a vital role, showcasing the joy of reading to children. Moreover, facilitating discussions about reading material nurtures comprehension and community cohesion. Despite differing reading levels, the shared aspiration to belong to a literary community unites us. Ultimately, by collaborating towards a common goal, we collectively enhance our reading skills and appreciation.


In my book, I talk about how we did an all school reading day. I suggest all schools work to make this happen for their staff, students, families and community. When everyone is involved, great things happen. Helping children build their skills and to build a personal library at home, helps to instill in them the gifts reading brings to our lives.

Resources:

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mar/07/


I hope if you have not already picked up your copy of Lead with Two Rules: Feeling Good and Feeling Safe, you will. March into feeling good and feeling safe as spring arrives!

#TwoRules, #Read, #Share, #Loveforreading, #Togetherwecan, #teachers, #principals, #education

Thank you so much for supporting me and for taking the time to help me celebrate my new book and this special day! If you weren’t able to attend the live event, you can watch the recording here.

Lead with Two Rules received #1 New Release banners on Amazon during the launch, and I appreciate your support. Please help me keep the momentum going to reach even more people!

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Thank you again for your ongoing love and support!  I am available to speak to your groups, clubs and organizations.  Please reach out to me Yohobren@gmail.com  I want to share this message and book with as many people as possible. Children, teachers, educational staff and leaders, families, and communities need our support. It is time for all of us to work together.

"I only have 2 rules!"
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