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I wanted to try something a little different today… I was recently at a New York Knicks game, and they had a cool video during an intermission break.  “App Madness” was an ode to the “March Madness” basketball tournament and one of the New York Knicks’ players listed their top 8 apps used and which … [Read more…]

Read More Who wins your #AppMadnessChallenge bracket?

You want to try something new in your school or classroom and it seems hard to make your vision into a reality.  Here are a few quick questions that might help you through the process. Is this opportunity best for the learners you serve? This question is meant to “centre” the focus of what we … [Read more…]

Read More 3 Questions to Help Leverage Barriers in Education

Have you ever felt overwhelmed in trying to balance priorities? If you’re like me, you can probably think of more than once where student discipline, parent concerns, and teacher feedback provided you more tasks than you could complete in a day. No matter whether you are a new principal or a veteran leader, here’s a […]

Read More PMP:146 Good Habits for Balancing Priorities

For those of you who don’t know Lilly Singh, she is a very successful “YouTuber” that was just announced as the new host of an NBC late night talk show and is Canadian! Here is the first line of her Wikipedia page: Lilly Singh (born September 26, 1988) is a Canadian YouTuber, comedian, television host, and actress widely … [Read more…]

Read More Dream Big, Work Hard, Stay the (Bumpy) Course

For those of you who don’t know Lilly Singh, she is a very successful “YouTuber” that was just announced as the new host of an NBC late night talk show and is Canadian! Here is the first line of her Wikipedia page: Lilly Singh (born September 26, 1988) is a Canadian YouTuber, comedian, television host, and actress widely … [Read more…]

Read More Dream Big, Work Hard, Stay the (Bumpy) Course

I am playing with some ideas in my head, so I am “writing to learn” in this post instead of writing to share my learning.  Bear with me as I…

Read More Somewhere in the Middle

I am playing with some ideas in my head, so I am “writing to learn” in this post instead of writing to share my learning.  Bear with me as I work through this post. I have been playing around with this term in my head of “Education Centrist” and wondering what that term means for … [Read more…]

Read More Somewhere in the Middle

When is the last time you heard the following words? “We do what’s best for kids.” Of course, we want school leaders to do what is best for students. But we also want to provide a place where adults feels supported and encouraged in bringing joy to students. Those priorities are not in opposition to […]

Read More PMP:145 Promoting a Culture of Trust – Part 2

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller One of the things that I say to teachers beginning the profession is that they should be much better than I was from when I first started teaching.  The big difference today and when I … [Read more…]

Read More 4 Ideas to Help Improve Teacher Well-Being

You are passionate about something, and you want others to feel and live your enthusiasm. We have all had that “something” that has meant a lot to us, and we want others to embrace the same ideas.  Yet, our enthusiasm and approach in helping shift the thinking of others can sometimes alienate others and can … [Read more…]

Read More 3 Simple Ways to Help Shift the Thinking of Others

I pride myself on being visible so that I know what is going on at my school.* I stand at the front door or “the intersection” every morning to greet the students (my…

Read More High Visibility