Connected Principals Posts

Was Aesop a school principal? Who knows? (See Wikipedia for mythical bio of Aesop.) Whatever the truth about him may be, he certainly has something to teach us. I found proof…

Read More The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey

To learn. Like many others, I read books and articles, attend conferences, workshops and trainings, and visit other schools in order to learn more about best practices and innovative new…

Read More Why I Blog: A Principal’s 13 reasons

Picture: eskimon.wordpress.com During the most recent  Edchat(October 26) there was a discussion about instilling the concept of being a lifelong learner into educators. Personally I am of the opinion that…

Read More Lifelong Learners as a Pre- Requisite

There are many things I didn’t learn in grad school. Like many positions, so much of what I know about being a Principal was learned on the job. In particular,…

Read More It’s All About Relationships

Prior to the industrialization of education, the education model was centered around a single-room school house consisting of one teacher with many students throughout many grades. The teacher was a…

Read More Break out of the Box

For all of my career, essay on addiction I have done my share of extra-curricular hours.  Some years, more than others, but the total in a year is usually significant.…

Read More The Educator and Extra-Curricular

Imagine walking into a shoe store where all shoes were the same. Size, shape, color, and function were the same for all choices. Every customer walks out with the exact…

Read More One Size Fits All?

I am currently in Kathmandu at the NESA leadership conference and having a great time.  NESA (Near East South Asian Schools) was created many years ago to provide professional development…

Read More Open Spaces

I posted on my posterous blog a response of sorts to an article that I read entitled  “The Four Capacities Every Leader Needs ( and Very Few Have) BY FC EXPERT…

Read More Aren't We All Leaders

I suppose I’ll chime in, better late than never, on The Manifesto. These are my take-aways from the words of Rhee, Klein, et al.: The widespread policy of “last in,…

Read More Prepare and Nurture

“We tend to devote years to studying what to change and little if any time to actually making change. In the meantime, kids continue to go through our schools without…

Read More Change For These Kids

Practice makes perfect. I can not even count how many times that statement has been followed immediately with an additional word added to the statement. PERFECT practice makes perfect. Coaches,…

Read More Perfect Practice

Power of “I” – for those of you who don't know what this is – it is the Power of the “Incomplete”. Why do we use this program at Jerome…

Read More Why Power of "I"