Have you ever had an Ozzy Osbourne “Crazy Train” week? – SCN Encourager

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 9.42.13 PMThe past few days have been one wild ride –

and I can’t even remember the conductor yelling, “All aboard!”

It’s not that things have been going poorly for me –

I just feel like I’ve been in a slump “connecting the dots.”

There’s really no reason for it.

On Wednesday I received a friendly and thoughtful note from futurist David Zach.

I’m looking forward to sharing his insightful comments with you next week.

And today I received a email from a “newbie” school communicator who indicated that some of my recent tips actually helped her with a big presentation she had to make.

I felt great about that… even though I suspect she’s been her best advice by talking to Cindy on the side.

I’m going investigate this and share more about this with you next week, too.

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 8.44.10 PMThe one big swing and miss I feel I made this week involved SCN feature writer Kym Reinstadler’s fine article about Ron Koehler and his Kent ISD team’s School News Network yesterday.

It’s a whiff I’ll correct right now.

I’ll be honest.

When I first saw that Kym had posted up her story on our website, I spent more time making sure our hyperlinks were working and that I hadn’t messed up anything on my end. (You know, editor kind of stuff…) 

It was not until later on last night that I logged onto the School News Network to actually read some of the cool stories about our area schools.

While I was happy to praise Ron’s team for working to get positive news to the public earlier in the day, I discovered that all of those “good news” stories have amazing value for us as school communicators  as well.

Sometimes in the midst of a “Crazy Train” week… I tend to skip past all of the fantastic things that are taking place in our schools.

Way too often I have difficulty seeing beyond the problem of the moment.

Ron’s team delivered a much needed “attitude adjustment” to me at a much needed time… and for this I’m grateful.

Cindy thinks I’m in a temporary funk just because of the Tigers post-season nosedive.

Nah, I don’t think it’s that.

No one could be that shallow.

But if Ron’s team has some ideas for improving the Tigers in 2015, I’m all ears!


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