Celebrating Others

There are many people in my life that I love to celebrate. Recently my brother, DJ Alstadt, and fiancée, Kelly Powers, are two people worth celebrating! Kelly Powers is the Vice President of Powers & Sons Construction. Also, she represents her company on the Lakeside Alliance. Lakeside Alliance is a joint venture between Powers &Continue reading “Celebrating Others”

Goal Setting Systems

I was talking to my friend Adam, from Western Illinois University, who supports clients and businesses with web design, back-end systems, and many other systems that are way over my head. You can contact him through his LinkedIn page. He is excellent at what he does. Back to the point, I was talking to him aboutContinue reading “Goal Setting Systems”

GoCycle rooted in PLC’s

Rick DuFour’s Professional Learning Community was developed at Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125. This district had high-performing systems to run the district. The district was able to recruit the best of the best to run the systems outside of instruction. At this district, DuFour was able to focus on instructional leadership. Many superintendentsContinue reading “GoCycle rooted in PLC’s”

The Playbook

This playbook utilizes a relentless cycle of continuous improvement. I utilized the continuous process of improvement when attempting to build systems in public education. I started to see more positive results when I used the playbook parallel in my personal life. We were successful many times. Something felt like it was missing. We would workContinue reading “The Playbook”