Connected Principals Posts

Jeff Kubiak posted this image on Twitter: LOVE! The concept of “focusing on strengths” is something that I have shared in “The Innovator’s Mindset,” and dive into deeper in my next book, “Innovate Inside the Box” (Coming out in August 2019).  One of the ideas that I discuss as a “Core” element is focusing on … [Read more…]

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Jeff Kubiak posted this image on Twitter: LOVE! The concept of “focusing on strengths” is something that I have shared in “The Innovator’s Mindset,” and dive into deeper in my next book, “Innovate Inside the Box” (Coming out in August 2019).  One of the ideas that I discuss as a “Core” element is focusing on … [Read more…]

Read More Empowering Learning Through Student Strengths

I have this soft spot for music teachers.  It is interesting where you see this massive shift to focusing on “data,” that the arts tend to be cut first when…

Read More Immeasurable Impact

I have this soft spot for music teachers.  It is interesting where you see this massive shift to focusing on “data,” that the arts tend to be cut first when they are needed more than ever. I have a deep love for hearing and telling stories that were instilled in me by my elementary music … [Read more…]

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This is a short and funny video to help discussion on the type of learning we are seeing in our world today: What I stress about the video is that…

Read More Beyond Finding Information

This is a short and funny video to help discussion on the type of learning we are seeing in our world today: What I stress about the video is that it is less about finding information and more about what you do with it. But, what a lot of people argue is that you can’t … [Read more…]

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We just celebrated Mother’s Day. This time of year is a good reminder that our families play such an important role in our lives outside of school. No matter how many principals I visit, one conversation comes up often: how to maintain balance and stay focused on what matters even while leading a school. Although […]

Read More PMP152: Maintaining Balance and Staying Focused on What Matters

My good friend, Patrick Larkin, purchased the book for me, “10% Happier“.  I have been enjoying it, and this quote gave me pause for personal and professional reasons: “Make the…

Read More The Present Moment is Our Friend

My good friend, Patrick Larkin, purchased the book for me, “10% Happier“.  I have been enjoying it, and this quote gave me pause for personal and professional reasons: “Make the present moment your friend rather than your enemy. Because many people live habitually as if the present moment were an obstacle that they need to overcome … [Read more…]

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As I stood in the choir room before a group of about 200 parents, it quickly became apparent to me that this was not your typical meet and greet the new principal social event. No, there was something else on […]

Read More Never Apologize for Having Great Programs

Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of visiting Norman High School, in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Scott Beck was recently named Oklahoma’s High School Principal of the Year, and I wanted to touch-base with him and tour his school. From the moment I entered the building until I left, I was impressed – not just […]

Read More PMP151: Hiring & Retaining High Quality Teachers, Part 2

From “The Innovator’s Mindset“: When forward-thinking schools encourage today’s learners to become creators and leaders, I believe they, in turn, will create a better world. That’s my why, and it’s…

Read More Defining Your Own Journey

From “The Innovator’s Mindset“: When forward-thinking schools encourage today’s learners to become creators and leaders, I believe they, in turn, will create a bett er world. That’s my why, and it’s the way, I believe, we must approach the what and the how of our work as educators. Here is the thing…”Forward-thinking schools” don’t just allow teachers … [Read more…]

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TCEA is offering FREE 1 year memberships to all educators everywhere, not just Texas, May 6-10, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week! What a great opportunity for everyone to take TCEA and all their benefits for a test drive!   Your free one-year membership includes: • Free online ed tech professional development, based on the latest […]

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