Best Educational Practices

New Beginnings

So this past Friday I had the opportunity to meet dozens of new students and their families who have just recently arrived new from all over the world to our amazing school, and it got me thinking about new beginnings.…

Embrace Diversity with Civility

The Hilliard City School District is a diverse learning community – we embrace our diversity and strive to create an accepting and welcoming culture. Our diversity includes cultural and racial diversity with students from more than 40 countries speaking more…

What’s Your Plan B?

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 of), and the teacher kept on teaching with little disruption…

Dare to Dream of Change

We must recognize differences as we assess students – there is no single test to measure every student’s mastery. How we provide instruction, inspire creativity, embrace diversity and empower greatness must be personalized . . . education can’t take place…

Show Them Your Lighter Side

I was glancing through my Twitter feed this morning (yes, I am still around, just not as loud) and a title caught my eye. “Principals are People 2” by Tony Sinanis.  His words soon had me reflecting about the evolution of…