Connected Principals Posts

As we are getting closer to the end of the school year, I have been thinking a lot about the continuation of our Eportfolio project.  Then I came upon this…

Read More The Ray of Learning

A slightly altered version of this post entitled “The Social Media Time Debate” can be found at the Huffington Post There has been a great deal of discussion lately as…

Read More The Social Media Conundrum

We have a teacher who likes to joke that post her teaching career she is going to write a book called “Keeping it Real With Rene”.  She constantly is pointing out the…

Read More Keeping it real…

It was exciting today to offer a group of colleagues a technology tool for exploration, experimentation and most importantly experiential learning for professional growth and a focused purpose.  In my…

Read More Just like the kids!

I always thought I had a lifetime left. Very soon I turn a half century old and while I could not be more thankful for the blessings in my life,…

Read More The Third Chapter

Sometimes things in life seem to collide so magically that we are wont to call them coincidence. In reality, it’s probably more like while we are working hard to understand…

Read More Growth Mindset Report Cards

I love baseball.  My wife and I are both huge Boston Red Sox fans, however, with our two little daughters, life can be pretty busy and we don’t always get…

Read More Educational Boxscores

With permission, I share with you educator Justin Tarte‘s ‘open letter to administrators‘. As he says, “Don’t take this open letter as us trying to tell you how to do…

Read More An open letter to administrators…

I recently had the opportunity to speak with a small group of our county’s elementary school administrators about social media use in education. I gave an abbreviated version of my…

Read More Inspired, selfish, or both?

If you are planning to use the ‘flipped classroom’, then you might want to think about a few key ideas. Background: Here, on Connected Principals, Jonathan Martin has written a…

Read More 3 keys to a flipped classroom

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new…

Read More A New Educational DNA

Yesterday at Forest Green School/Connections for Learning, our staff and several parents took part in our annual Education Planning process. Based on our three-year Education Plan, we take the opportunity…

Read More Swimming Pool Ideas