Connected Principals Posts

Five months ago if you asked me about Twitter my answer would have been, Yeah I heard about it but it really isn’t for me. I probably would have answered…

Read More Taking the Next Step

In an effort to connect with more administrators while also providing resources that will help new, current, and aspiring leaders, the Connected Principals group has created a few more ways…

Read More New Additions to Connected Principals

On a recent post about empowering students, Gary Kern asked me a question in his comment: What are your thoughts on the structures and changes needed for teachers, especially at…

Read More An expectation of openness

This past week we have viagra cheap had some difficulty with cyberbullying in our building.  These events, combined with yet another high-profile national example of how social media can be…

Read More Banning Social Media is not the Answer

If you could choose, what work environment would you work in? An organization with vision for a preferred future, or one that is happy with maintaining the status quo. A…

Read More Redefining Work

Effective leadership is about people- always. Without the faith of your followers, a leader you are not… I can’t think of a simpler concept in leadership, or one that would be considered more practical and authentic. In the measured contexts of our everyday lives as leaders, all teachers, whether they like it or not, are called upon to serve; primarily our students, but also each other, our student’s parents and the learning community we are an integral part of. In humbly putting the needs of others ahead of our own as leaders, we honor them…

Read More Effective Leadership- Got Humility?

Most principals became administrators because they are passionate about education and they love to teach.  Why, then, does the system make it so difficult for principals to teach?  How can…

Read More Principals ARE teachers

In the recent past, I have been reading endless blogs and seeing news headlines (and Oprah shows) that focus on all the problems with the current education system (much of…

Read More Reforming Through Our Strengths

As a new assistant principal, I discover each week something new..some new path that I am challenged to walk down . I taught for a number of years. Now, on…

Read More Which path….

For an elementary principal, enrolling in a course titled “Secondary Education Seminar” was a bit intimidating. Little kids = Awesome; Big kids = Scary. (Kidding.) But it turns out, learning…

Read More Who owns it?

What motivates a person, after a long day of teaching, to spend their evenings coaching, preparing engaging lessons, or creating and planting a beautiful school garden? There is no merit…

Read More Why Do They Do It?