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Carman Smith @CarmanSmith1 Birmingham, MI

Assistant Principal, Derby Middle School || Husband || Father || Optimist || Thinker 🤔 || Opinions are my own ||#WereGladYoureHere

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Joined Twitter 8/16/11


“Courage, dear heart.”
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12/8
2019
Never do anything out of obligation. Do everything with gratitude and love. Replace “I HAVE TO” with “I GET TO.” It… https://t.co/1OYX4z5ssj
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11/27
2019
I’m on it... https://t.co/0hWg8G7X4t7 Simple Gratitude Habits that will make you Happier -Thank you walk -Gratitude Journal -Gratitude letter you share… https://t.co/JJDdGbCq6d
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11/24
2019
“We must help schools move to a learning culture away from a grading culture.” Ken O’Connor. ⁦@MEMSPA⁩ https://t.co/TYeUEvIhGG
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Retweeted by Carman SmithStrong quote that hits home. Constantly trying to create the “perfect fit” feeling for all students so they can rel… https://t.co/ZsNNTWCp2JSuch a good question and gage for self-worth and happiness. #charactered #servicelearning https://t.co/SK4X0APVteCould not be more proud of the dragons this week! We are building something great here! #BPSlearnershttps://t.co/5SlqAmwZPs
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11/23
2019
Groves High School’s Caleb Carroll was amazing during the Lion’s Halftime today. #BPSLearners @MDZLeadershiphttps://t.co/TbLhG9f7KI
Retweeted by Carman SmithThe desire to change things often begins with frustration. #leadership #LFreakquote
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11/17
2019
It was a fantastic Friday at DMS. Mr. Meyer was showing off his QB skills with some of our 6th grade dragons at rec… https://t.co/7B99xNv9Qq
Retweeted by Carman SmithThanks to Dr. Jay Marks for working with the Dragon staff today on making Derby an inclusive space for all learners… https://t.co/QBxhWmMTi0
Retweeted by Carman SmithIt’s a fine mid-October day for a gratitude walk! Derby admin appreciates all of our team members and what they do… https://t.co/pMIetcL0PS
Retweeted by Carman SmithDelivering donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate to staff out of gratitude for all they do. Thank you.... #gratitudewalk https://t.co/NXfk1DDBJX
10/24
2019
⁦@DerbyMS⁩ Band visits ⁦@PierceBPS⁩ for a performance! https://t.co/ALpuG08O4n
Retweeted by Carman SmithSome kids were rocking it out in class this week. I asked what they were listening to and learned their teacher had… https://t.co/ZdzL33rWQ0
Retweeted by Carman SmithIt was a good day to be a Derby Dragon. Cross Country all-school “clap out” and a visit the @seaholmhs Marching Ban… https://t.co/1x93VHwrtx
Retweeted by Carman Smith⁦@seaholmhs⁩ Marching Band visits ⁦@DerbyMS⁩ #goodmusic #peprally https://t.co/rEKl1nuKf8
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10/5
2019
@DerbyMS is pumped for the Start with Hello Pledge!! It’s gonna be a great day to be a Derby Dragon!!… https://t.co/zhA8S24kIu
Retweeted by Carman Smith @DerbyMS spent the afternoon at Oakland Schools Technical Campus learning about various pathways of learning for st… https://t.co/bacDnpA7X5
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9/26
2019
@DerbyMS is excited for “Chalk the Walk” today!! #StartWithHello #WereGladYoureHere
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9/24
2019
@DerbyMS rocked the name tags today and “Mix it up” lunch. It was a great day to be a Dragon! #WereGladYoureHere https://t.co/H75Zu7Yy7j
Retweeted by Carman SmithReady for MiX-iT-uP lunch here @DerbyMS New Seats = New Friends!! @sandyhook #StartWithHello #NoOneEatsAlonehttps://t.co/pfXo9WZs9c
Retweeted by Carman SmithToday we Mixed-It-Up and made some new friends to kick off our “Start With Hello” week. Dragons helping dragons is… https://t.co/lrqLxxDccy
Retweeted by Carman SmithQuarton is so excited to kick off Start With Hello Week! Thanks for the invite @DerbyMS @CarmanSmith1!… https://t.co/80KNbTxDAg
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9/23
2019
It is a High Five Friday at @Berkshiremiddle today as we prepare for Start With Hello week next week to make sure t… https://t.co/3wKS8rVGso
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9/21
2019
The Derby crew was ready to welcome the Dragons in full force. Dream big DMS, this year is yours!… https://t.co/nJjp3PNHMM
Retweeted by Carman SmithOur day started with “hi-five” greetings and ended with a neon night dance party. The Dragons ended their first ful… https://t.co/8DjvSuIoI1
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9/18
2019
Grit? What is it? I believe it’s driven by love. Inspired by vision and purpose. Fueled by optimism and belief. Pow… https://t.co/9QFwjw0iNP
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9/1
2019
Get moving in the morning!! #WEB #DerbyDoes https://t.co/wdfSJU1fs0Let’s go!! 19-20 school year has began with new WEB leader training! So thankful for our coordinators, students and… https://t.co/XAWwBHkTvL
8/15
2019
At Lions Training Camp. Excited to see Anthony Pittman, former student. Go Groves!! Great day for football!! #rmsweepstakes #lions271
7/30
2019
Students’ Needs > Adults Interest / Tradition @SteeleThoughts @ToddWhitaker #EssentialTruths https://t.co/HOMBAkykMk
Retweeted by Carman Smith6 Ways to Get Better: 1. Be humble and hungry 2. Focus on your strengths and what matters most 3. Tune out distract… https://t.co/1sKbUVWa97
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7/22
2019
Yes! So true. @brewerhm looking forward to meeting you this week at Wintergreen. https://t.co/fBCrQw4pOv
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7/21
2019
5 D’s evil uses to destroy you and/or defeat your team. 1. Discourage 2. Distract 3. Distort (the truth with lie… https://t.co/9WiiwTENES
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7/17
2019
You can’t lead someone if you don’t know them. And you can’t motivate someone if you don’t know what motivates them… https://t.co/aAjb0ptE1M
Retweeted by Carman SmithYou are greater than your circumstances. More courageous than your fears. The struggle is real but you are strong.… https://t.co/fHx9Hlb5TS
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7/13
2019
@Kbahri5 @MrsSmithABC @PureMichigan We are staying in Glen Arbor. Always a good time.
7/11
2019
@westerlundarch It’d be great to get a group of us to go. The little time that I spent there was incredible.Hanging out with the fam at Nerd Camp. Such great energy and excitement for reading and writing. #inspired https://t.co/PTDeTM0LD3
7/10
2019
@glasr333 @EastchesterUFSD @Eagle___Nation @EmSprincipals @CSmithMo @EUFSD_ASCI @EUFSDGuidance Congrats!!
7/6
2019
You may leave a job but you don’t leave a calling.
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6/26
2019
@westerlundarch @OtterbacherM I like it!!!
6/25
2019
@fairchildlead @brewerhm It just arrived!!!
6/21
2019
2nd day of OCEP. Excited for the Mindfulness session of learning.#OCEP-Restorative Practice Session takeaways: Restorative Practices is working with hearts and minds=spiritual wor… https://t.co/eO48GNCQemPursue student engagement but also pursue the master of not losing it within your classroom-Dave Burgess #OCEP
6/19
2019
A day of learning...#OCEP https://t.co/FLDKaOSyyYHave passion from all perspectives: Content Passions Professional Passions Personal Passions -Dave Burgess #OCEPLook for an opportunity to have an LCL (life-changing lesson) in your teaching. -Dave Burgess #OCEPAttending Oakland County Effective Practices Conference today. Looking forward to the learning.
6/18
2019
Serve, serve, serve; and when that fails, serve more. It’s a life practice, no matter how much we feel that it’s ju… https://t.co/CzOBOKMbss
6/13
2019
Derby Field Day!! Great day for a dunk tank! https://t.co/yvjFAZ0gGv
6/8
2019
Derby’s WEB team visited Pierce this morning! Thanks for helping us start a Friday in such a positive way!… https://t.co/M96m4rVvq8
Retweeted by Carman SmithMany people eagerly begin “the race to the dream” but they forget to add patience, persistence, and endurance to th… https://t.co/kA0eMdzyVh
5/31
2019
Great day to be a Derby Dragon!! 5th graders came by for a visit!! #WereGladYoureHere @DerbyMS https://t.co/BgJqsvGwdd
5/24
2019
@rbishop_jr Yep. Quick and motivational. Positive perspective.Another quick-hitter... https://t.co/UlxhfbZPn8
5/21
2019
@AlexAgius1 @HarlanElem Great dude!!
5/18
2019
@westerlundarch @JoannaMcKinney1 @fredlcostello Great idea, Kathy!
5/16
2019
Giving Hi-Fives @QuartonBears !! #WereGladYoureHere @DerbyMS https://t.co/rBun1ST2qQ
5/14
2019
5 Ways to Overcome Bad Days. 1. Pray 2. Remind yourself it’s temporary and tomorrow is a new day. 3. Find someon… https://t.co/K280KkvalY
Retweeted by Carman SmithLove is the ultimate driver of grit and excellence: 1. If you love it, you’ll work hard to become great at it. 2. I… https://t.co/O9vRR6QYXk
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5/13
2019
All-In Teams believe in each other, love each other, serve each other and work toward a shared vision and purpose together!
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5/4
2019
Held our Central Leadership Team at ⁦@DerbyMS⁩ today. Lots of exciting learning opportunities for our students! 3D… https://t.co/6uDEwFayir
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4/30
2019
Sunday night thought as you prepare for the week; Rockwell posts; ”How you show up determines where you end up. 1.… https://t.co/KDEzDxT02d
Retweeted by Carman SmithWe don't get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it. Purpose keeps you fresh!
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4/29
2019
If I could just remember to live in this at all times. Spot on... https://t.co/Zz0OkPvczJ
4/28
2019
No matter what anyone says, just SHOW UP and DO THE WORK. https://t.co/ZhsYDjZy1V
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4/24
2019
When you commit to something bigger than yourself you rise to a level much higher than yourself.
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4/22
2019
Sometimes when reflecting on your leadership practices the question is simple - would you want to work for you?
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4/19
2019
7 things that will improve your team: 1. Love 2. Selflessness 3. Encouragement 4. Unity 5. Optimism 6. Communicatio… https://t.co/OvA8HDHPX0
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4/18
2019
5 Things to Do Today: 1. Attack the day with positive, contagious enthusiasm. 2. Stay positive. 3. Be thankful. 4… https://t.co/iGWXy9zrnj
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4/16
2019
Hi Five Friday! Come on through!! #WereGladYoureHere #DerbyDoes https://t.co/6MMrAMUgpsA3: Education begins with adult behavior change. When we role model personal character development, we give validit… https://t.co/q07h18Sw0B
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4/12
2019
Ironically, the greatest self growth strategy is to help others grow. When you help others grow, you grow. When you… https://t.co/0Lnz4rAAcN
Retweeted by Carman SmithThursday thought from @DavidGeurin; “Peace is this: Stop trying to change everything around you that is not yours… https://t.co/pdEssyCGEf
Retweeted by Carman Smith @martinsean It’s a constant battle. So glad that it’s not just me. Ha!#DerbyDoes #WereGladYoureHere https://t.co/7hyUJ4F1niDon’t let negativity win today. Remember it starts with you. If you are complaining you’re not leading. If you are… https://t.co/iGE4d6uOqR
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4/11
2019
Wednesday thought from @gcouros; “Empowerment is about ownership and agency. If I have voice and choice in my lear… https://t.co/K69xoEx5FQ
Retweeted by Carman SmithThe Power of Positive Summit 2019 https://t.co/omS3CH1jTY via @jongordon11 Pumped!!!“The Energy Bus” reading continues... The great thing about the Energy Bus is that I get to drive it and invite pe… https://t.co/hlkD1R5pOnTuesday thought; the top 5 list for a spring renewal ; 1. Less summative assessments 2. More formative assessments… https://t.co/qUFWxK723X
Retweeted by Carman Smith3 Things to Do Today: 1. Don't get caught in the comparison trap. 2. Don't worry about things you can't control.… https://t.co/la0h2okioq
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4/10
2019
So much fun in the D! Go @tigers! @CarmanSmith1 #Detroit #Tigers #OpeningDayDET @beaconparkdet https://t.co/Z9b1de2ZsO
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4/4
2019
Truly loving my journey... https://t.co/UH07XowgT6
4/1
2019
As you pursue a dream the person you become is far more important than what you achieve.
Retweeted by Carman Smith5 Ways to be More Positive: 1. Count your blessings. You can’t be stressed and thankful at the same time. 2. See yo… https://t.co/rNYEmLLKfg
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3/31
2019
My 9 year old nephew wanted to look up something in reference to the airplane mag he was reading. I asked if he was… https://t.co/n8HMP8jYH7
3/30
2019
Wednesday thought from @HealingMB Seven types of people to surround yourself with: 1. The kind 2. The grateful 3.… https://t.co/awi4Z7Vwgf
Retweeted by Carman SmithI am PUMPED UP!! You have to watch this. Why else would you do this??!! What an honor it is to educate and serve ou… https://t.co/xkf4xKYNgH
3/27
2019
Students in Mr. Karoly’s class learning about “weathering” by rotating a pipe containing rocks. Students then make… https://t.co/Qx93cEnT96
3/26
2019
Feeing inspired from reading The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon- “think of the one success of today that will inspire y… https://t.co/OF2WtnQ9uw
3/23
2019
@MDZLeadership @HarlanElem Thank you so much for coming! They loved the book and your storyteller voice! “He is suc… https://t.co/iZNc8gp7xL
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3/22
2019
As a leader your job is to serve, not be served. Your team needs to know you care. Serve their heart. Your team nee… https://t.co/oVUeMPCLfH
Retweeted by Carman SmithKids that write... https://t.co/DYXsuXo0V2
3/18
2019

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