Author: Justin Tarte

I think it's human nature to wonder what people think about us. In fact, I would say at times we spend way too much time wondering what people will think…

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Let’s be honest with each other for a moment. Let’s take back all the fake smiles and friendly little emails. Let’s tell all the cute puppies to go home and…

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where to buy steroids div style=”text-align: left;” dir=”ltr”> I just recently finished my first semester as the Director of Curriculum and Personnel in the Union R-XI School District in St.…

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I just recently finished reading Todd Whitaker’s newest book, “Shifting the Monkey: The art of protecting good people from liars, criers, and other slackers.” For the record, I am a big fan…

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If you do bus duty in the morning do you see it as an opportunity to greet each and every student with a smile to ensure their day at school…

Read More What do you see…?

Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a great discussion with one of the teachers at my school. We started this conversation during his conference period, and the discussion continued…

Read More Seeing eye to eye

I recently wrote a blog post titled “5 conversations to improve your school right now!” The 5 topics I recommend each school to discuss are: 1) – Homework in schools…

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As I prepare for my first year as an administrator, I continue to be humbled and amazed by the many intricacies of the administrative job (and school hasn’t even started yet!).…

Read More Teachers, my commitment to you…

Today I had the wonderful opportunity to Skype with Dwight Carter’s administrative team, and I must admit that they definitely didn’t disappoint! I have been following Dwight’s blog and twitter feed for…

Read More The value of a PLN

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know I will be leaving the classroom and continuing my career in education as an assistant principal. I am excited about…

Read More What my students taught me…

At the start of next school year I will be embarking on my first assistant principalship. I have observed lots of current assistant principals and I have spoken with even more;…

Read More Rethinking school discipline…

I recently asked principals and administrators across North America one simple question: What do you love about your job? Here are the responses I got…and I must say, they are…

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