Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our nation.” — Nelson Mandela

Dr. Usiah shares what her district has learned during the pandemic and the importance of people first. Here are a few highlights from our conversation. Enjoy!

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Dr, Rosa Isiah is an Educational leader, International speaker, leadership consultant and author who currently serves her school community as Director of Elementary Schools, Equity and Access in California. As an educational practitioner, Dr. Isiah has also served as a Teacher, Bilingual Specialist, Language Arts Specialist, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Coordinator of Federal and State Programs.

“Never let a crisis go to waste” — Winston Churchill

Get ready to be inspired and to be challenged to think outside the box. Dr. Cruz is an engaging speaker that will leave you with a lot to think about and ponder. Here are a few highlights from our conversation. Enjoy!

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Luis F. Cruz has been a public-school teacher and administrator at the elementary, middle and high school levels for over 30 years. While principal of a large comprehensive high school in Southern California, Luis learned and implemented the PLC process and as a result, together with a hard-working faculty…

Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” — W.B. Yeats

Have you ever noticed that some people just have that extra special quality? It’s often hard to put your finger on it, but there’s something extraordinary about them. That is my friend Cory Wade. He was born to inspire and educate. To break down barriers and support children to soar to unimaginable heights. I know this firsthand from attending a Responsive Classroom training. Here are a few highlights from our conversation. Enjoy!

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Cory Wade M.Ed is a certified Responsive Classroom teacher and consulting…

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients” — Julia Child

One highlight of launching my first virtual summit was the chance to meet and interview outstanding people like Louise Elliott from Australia. Louise and I met through one of the other speakers, Delia McCabe. Delia thought Louise would be a great addition to the summit lineup. Louise provides insight and ideas into how to reach child through an engaging and entertaining message that teaches lifelong healthy habits.

Louise Elliott is author of two health books and creator of ‘The Amazing Army’…

Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center, of meaningful human experience.” — Brené Brown

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I was listening to a speaker tonight and I heard the phrase radical transparency. I had never heard that phrase before. For some reason it resonates with who I am as a person. This radical thing called life is hard at times. Lately the hard times have outweighed the good times. I am sure many of you feel the same way I do. We are all reeling from life changing drastically in the past 12 months. Dealing with illness, changes in employment and schooling, and…

“Sometimes success looks different than originally thought or desired.” — Mary Bradbury

Have you ever been so mentally tired you can hardly function? That is the state that I have been in the past couple of days. This past week was the launch of my first virtual summit for Learning For Life. I didn’t realize how utterly exhausting all of this was going to be. All of a sudden that let down afterward happened and my body crashed.

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All of this was completely new to me and I had zero knowledge of what a summit or funnel was at the…

The L4L virtual summit starts today. I have been working toward this day for three months. It is the culmination of a lot of hard work and a lot of learning.

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Check out this fabulous lineup of speakers. You will learn a lot from each and every one. They talk about their expertise and share their wisdom about their area of interest.

This is the week! What I have been working for a couple months. This Wednesday and Thursday, February 24 & 25, the summit event will air. I have such a range of emotions. I hope you will take time out of your busy schedule to join us. I had such a wonderful time interviewing each of these intelligent and talented colleagues. There are some old friends and fabulous individuals that I count as new friends. I know if you take the time you will be glad you invested your time.

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Please join a stellar panel of speakers that will be…

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” — Albert Einstein

Growing up I hated to write. As a teenager I started journaling, specifically prayer journaling. I seem to have this little issue of getting distracted easily. I discovered that having pen in hand and paper in front of me helped me focus and be more intentional in what I wanted to say. As an introvert, writing has been a place where I feel safe to share my deepest thoughts, longings and struggles. I find it rather funny that now I am bold enough to share my writing with the…

You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

I have been writing about coaching for a few days. I have been thinking a lot about the skill of coaching. Both for the coach and the person being coached.

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One thing I learned about my personality many years ago as a young exuberant teacher, when I believe in something I can become quite passionate about it. One such learning experience happened when I was a Reading Recovery teacher. I was so excited about all that I was learning about literacy and the impact that it was…

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