LYS Live… TASSP and More!

There are still some Summer dates still available… But they are going fast! Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Upcoming Conference Presentations: TASSP Summer Conference; TEPSA Summer Conference;  NAESP Summer Conference; NASSP Summer Conference; FCSTAT Summer Conference (Keynote); Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote); RISE Education Conference  Follow @LYSNation on Twitter and Lead Your School on Facebook.

LYS at the TASSP Summer Conference

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Upcoming Conference Presentations: TASSP Summer Conference; TEPSA Summer Conference;  NAESP Summer Conference; NASSP Summer Conference; FCSTAT Summer Conference (Keynote); Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote); RISE Education Conference Follow @LYSNation on Twitter and Lead Your School on Facebook.

Top LYS Tweets – December 10, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week 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.   Principals have no excuse not to be visible, present and…

ROAD TRIP!!!! The LYS / TASSP Leadership Academy

The LYS / TASSP Leadership Academy starts tomorrow. It doesn’t matter if you get there by foot, bike, car, train or plane… Get there! Forgot to register? Pretend like you did and just show up. We’ll find a seat for you. See you in San Antonio!   Think. VOTE. Achieve. Your turn… Upcoming Conference Presentations:…

Just 21 Days Until The Fundamental 5 National Summit

We’re now just 21 days away from the opening session of the fourth annual Fundamental 5 National Summit.  Book your travel and hotel room and register now so you can join educators from across the country who are focused on student performance and want to share their success stories. This is the best Fall Conference…

5 Reasons to Attend The Fundamental 5 National Summit (November 5th and 6th)

1. This is a K-12 practitioner’s conference. 2. The presenters are from real schools using successfully using The Fundamental 5 every day. 3. You will get to network with some of the best educators from across the country. 4. The average November temperature in Austin is 73 degrees. 5. The keynote speaker is Sean Cain…

Enemies to Instruction

We just wrapped up the two-day TASSP/LYS Leadership Academy, a fantastic experience with almost 250 campus-based school leaders participating and networking. One of the presenters was the Maverick Superintendent of Wyoming and LYSer, Fletcher Turcato.  In his presentation he talked about Enemies of Instruction. His premise, which I agree with, is that we allow too…

The TASSP / LYS Leadership Academy – Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Attend

On this coming Sunday and Monday, the TASSP / LYS Leadership Academy is in Frisco, Texas.  Late registration is still available. Join over 100 education leaders from across the state as we tackle real world leadership issues with real world experience and solutions. Last week’s Academy was amazing, don’t miss your last chance to participate…

One Chance Left – The Leadership Academy

This weekend, 100 instructional leaders gathered in San Antonio to hone their craft. Covering topics from communication to system design to decision making to coaching, it was a non-stop leadership fest!  As a testament to the power and value of the event, numerous participants signed up additional members of their leadership teams to attend the…

See You at the TASSP / LYS Leadership Academy

This coming Sunday and Monday in the TASSP / LYS Leadership Academy in San Antonio, Texas.  Late registration is still available.  Or you can join us the following Sunday and Monday in Frisco, Texas.  See you there! Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental…

The LYS / TASSP Leadership Academy

Today is the last day for early registration discounts for the LYS / TASSP Leadership Academy.  Sign up, now!!! 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:…

The TASSP / LYS Leadership Academy

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…

The TASSP / LYS Leadership Academy

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…

The TASSP / LYS Leadership Academy

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…

Coming Soon! The TASSP / LYS Leadership Academy

Register Now! 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: Texas Association…

Save the Dates: The TASSP / LYS Leadership Academy

An Event So Nice… We’re Doing It Twice! Open to all educators, from all states.  TASSP membership not required. 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:…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of May 8, 2016

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of May 8, 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. Mike Metz! He…

The Principal Platinum Standard

“Nationally, I’m known as E. Don.” When I heard that comment twelve years ago that was when I realized that that my friend and mentor in my little world, also operated on a much grander scale. Don Brown is an anomaly. Has was principal in an era when rubric for the exceptional principal was fairly…

Top Tweets From the Week of May 31, 2015

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of May 31, 2015. 1. Congratulations to LYSer, Kari Eggleston! She is the…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of June 29, 2014

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of June 29, 2014. 1. Congratulations to LYSer, Rita Pintaville! She’s the new…

A Fundamental 5 Field Report

The following was submitted from a Big Wig in a major Principals’ organization. E. Don and SC, I am on the advisory team for the Principal Institute and I participate sit in the sessions.  We met this week and a High School Principal was rattling Fundamental 5 language like a pro to her cohorts!  I…

A LYSer Submits… Thanks for the LYS Tumbler

A new LYSer submits the following: SC, All to often, we do not take the time to compliment others and I wanted to take a moment to do just that. I was at the TASSP Conference this past Thursday and “on the way to my presentation the nicest thing happened.” (I think there is a movie there)…

A Gathering of LYSers – TASSP June 13th to 15th

If you have the opportunity to get to Austin, Texas in mid-June, plan on attending the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Conference.  It may be the best state-level educators’ conference in the country.  It is definitely the largest.  Also, the conference has turned into the largest gathering of LYSers of the year.  Last…

The Big Easy Writes… (TASSP / TASB Wrap Up)

In response to the 6/22/2011 post, “TASSP / TASB Wrap Up,” the Big Easy writes: As I reflected on this blog something just came to me that seems a bit of a paradox, and yet, is interesting enough. I have read, “It is not about what you learn. It is about how you learn it.”…

Another Great Review for the Fundamental 5

The good news keeps rolling in for our book, “The Fundamental 5.” Barnes and Noble just picked it up for its online bookstore and the Texas Legal Digest put the book in its Fall Catalog, listed as the best seller at the TASSP Summer Conference! Then the following review was posted on the Goodreads.com website.…

TASSP / TASB Wrap Up

Last week was a blast at TASSP and TASB – North Texas. At TASSP, the LYS Booth was a constant hub of activity with LYS campus leaders old and new stopping by to catch up and connect. I looked up one time and counted 25 LYS principals and assistant principals all clustered around the booth…

Top LYS Tweets from the Week of June 12, 2011

A LYS Principal shared a story we me during the TASSP conference that perfectly encapsulates the Bootleg Technology (and LYS) mindset. He called a meeting of his department chairs at the beginning of May. He started by asking how many of them had a smart phone, and if they did to put it on the…

South Texas TASB Conference Review

This past weekend was the South Texas TASB Conference. Though attendance was slightly down for the conference, you would not have known it from our sessions. I don’t know our actual room count, but we had 250 handouts for each session (Foundation Trinity and Fundamental Five) and in both instances we ran out of copies…

Just a Few More Comments on the Fundamental 5

First of all, Laird and I have been humbled by all of the calls, e-mails and texts congratulating us on the book. Thank you very much for all of the kind words. Second, because of the LYS Nation after just one day the book shot up to number 18,526 on Amazon’s best seller list. Look…

Top LYS Tweets from the Last Week

Embrace bootleg technology. You will be hearing that from me a lot in the upcoming months. If fact, I was asked this past week (and accepted) to lead an additional session at the June TASSP conference addressing this very topic. LYS’ers we need to get in front of this. Bootleg technology will be a game…
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