Connected Principals Posts

Our school recently underwent our accreditation process and reviewed the foundational documents that direct the vision for our school.  As a school, we decided to use the Middle States Association’s,…

Read More Embedding our graduate profile

A few weeks ago, Apple, one of the most successful companies around today saw their leader step down, presumably for health problems.  Immediately, consumers were worried and stock dropped with…

Read More Systems Thinking

As the chairman of the Technology Committee at my school, I have been charged with the task of assembling a team of educators who will be responsible for setting the…

Read More Vision BEFORE Purchase

Last year, during the reading of Dr. Ross Greene’s book “Lost at School” (another must read for any parent or educator), the following question helped me to further drive my…

Read More They need Teaching… not Punishment

At a 5th and 6th grade track meet last spring, my school was responsible for coordinating the discus event. Saturday was a cold, cloudy, and windy day. It was one…

Read More Focus on Improvement

This is a cross post from my personal blog.  Our school elevator is broken, and as a result our students who are wheelchair bound cannot access the second floor of…

Read More Broken Elevator

      This is a revised version of a post originally to my own blog. When I’m doing math homework, I just really go fast and crazy, and in…

Read More So Much Homework

I attended a student’s funeral last Friday. She was a tenth grader, a fifteen year old, and a young woman just beginning her life. She was murdered, shot in the…

Read More This is Life or Death

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by creativecommoners “Our mantra is that you lead by influence, rather than authority.” — Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel…

Read More Do Different Things

Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a great discussion with one of the teachers at my school. We started this conversation during his conference period, and the discussion continued…

Read More Seeing eye to eye

One of the more humorous definitions of a meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours are lost. In education we have a lot of meetings and a…

Read More Making Meetings Meaningful

This is a cross post from my blog. As one of the technology leaders at my school, I have had to immerse myself in technology.  This post describes some of…

Read More Technology Immersion

I have pledged to make myself spend two half days a week (at a minimum) doing nothing but visiting classrooms.  I want to connect with students, see the work that…

Read More A Learning Observation

I think that anyone who blogs and tweets, has written almost a seemingly mandatory post on the “Power of Twitter” (I know I have).  Seeing the power of connecting and…

Read More Defending From Twitter Overload