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Oh to be a Teacher…

So I went for a run yesterday through a park close to where I live. It was a gorgeous summer-like day, and it felt like the entire neighborhood was out enjoying the sunshine…families having picnics, people fishing in the pond,…

We All Play a Part

So I received an email this past week from a former student of mine who wanted to check in and catch up. He’s just now finishing his degree in sports medicine, and at the end of the message he thanked…

Forgiveness

So one of the reasons that I love spending all day with Middle School kids is because they are constantly reminding me about what really matters in life. A day doesn’t go by without me being inspired by their openness,…

Late Bloomers

So there’s this boy in our High School who seems to thrive on negative attention. For whatever reason, he seems to always be in some sort of trouble or giving his teachers some cause for concern, and it’s unfortunately making…

Skating and School

So I went home to eastern Canada this past Christmas for the first time in six years and it was amazing. A cold and snowy winter wonderland that provided my two kids with some new and challenging experiences like skating,…

Living a Life Well Lived

So this is my 100th post since I began sending these out over three years ago! I’ve had so much fun over the past few days reflecting back on the incredible number of educational issues that we’ve thought about as…

A Culture of Trust

So as I was taking part in last week’s Middle School curriculum leaders meeting, I was once again struck by the importance and necessity of a positive school climate and culture. We were all busy and engaged in providing meaningful…

Don’t Resist the Day

So a very good friend and former colleague of ours is fighting a late stage, aggressive form of cancer……..and I’ve been feeling very sad. Speaking to him on the phone over the last couple of weeks has been heart-wrenching at…

Defining Moments

So this week I’d like to talk a little bit about the defining moments in a student’s life, as well as the kind of “learning” that I believe to be the most profound, impactful, and enduring throughout a student’s education.…

The Power of a Smile

So this week I want to talk about the power of a smile. I know it’s been a difficult week canadian pharmacy no prescription with what’s been happening in Boston, and with yesterday’s earthquake in China’s Sichuan province, and I…

Moral Purpose

So this week I’d like to talk about the idea of “moral purpose” in education……lately this term keeps coming up over and over again in my conversations with other Principals and teacher leaders, and it seems like these days I…

Pay It Forward

So just over a week ago I decided to track down a old teacher of mine……I wanted to tell her that the incredibly positive influence that she had on me way back in High School is still resonating deeply in…

The Heart of the Matter

So this week I want to talk about struggling students, or more to the point, our responsibility as educators to truly get down to the heart of the matter when it comes to why kids aren’t learning. I firmly believe…

Finding Balance

So last week during a conversation with a respected mentor of mine, the topic of balance came up………. and it got me thinking. To be honest, I have persona buy viagra lly struggled with this for a few years now,…

Inspiration

I’ve been incredibly inspired lately by a number of different things, and it has opened up my eyes yet again to one of life’s undeniable truths……..which is purchase viagra online that inspiration is all around us, in every moment of…

Meaning and Purpose

So recently I had the wonderful opportunity to re-read one of of my favorite books, as well as the chance to have my eyes and heart opened by some unexpected people, in some unexpected places. Collectively, these experiences got me…

Attitude and Perspective

So this week I want to talk about attitude and perspective….and in particular, the attitude and perspective that we all bring to work everyday, which greatly impacts the climate and culture of our school. In my opinion, attitude is everything.…