Author: Larry Fliegelman

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…

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I have been a fulltime principal for about ten years. A few years back, I took on teaching the sixth grade social studies class at the same time. I wrote…

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They should know better than to: Talk out of turn, Argue with each other, Ignore the rules, Disrespect adults, Give up quickly, Choose so poorly, (insert your least favorite student…

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It was a hot, humid June 17, 2000, group hike in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. We were on the exposed ledge of the Welch-Dickey trail. For you non-hikers, exposed ledge…

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No, this is not a discount Passover story (ask a Jewish person about the FOUR Questions). This post is about the Three Questions that I asked staff at the very…

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In early 2012, I wrote a blog post called “7 Top Things Teachers Want From Their Principal” (published on Principal’s POV http://principalspov.blogspot.com/2012/01/7-top-things-teachers-want-from-their.html and on Connected Principals http://connectedp.wpengine.com/archives/5262). At the first…

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While watching an observation training video, I noticed the teacher accidentally turned off the projector and then did not get it going again for a while. The technology failed (sort…

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For week six of the SAVMP program, we were asked to consider “Roads to Innovation.” One of the questions to consider is: How do you go about creating innovative practices in your…

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In the days of yore, the captain of a ship would have the Boatswain (or Bosun) use his pipe to make the “All Hands” call when he wanted the entire crew up…

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One of my favorite facets of being a principal is sharing ideas and resources. Today, day three of my new principalship, I had the perfect opportunity to share.   It…

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I have just declared that today is International Thank A Teacher Month (or is it this month is Thank a Teacher Day. Or…) Anyway, I was reading Mindset, by Carol…

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