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.
The 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!