Connected Principals Posts

Cross-posted on the Burlington High School Principal’s Blog There’s no doubt that the release of the documentary Bully will lead to some deeper discussion on bullying and what we can do to…

Read More Some Thoughts On Bullying

Last week, I had a chance to meet with some parents from our school, and plan an upcoming 60-minute meeting in April – only this is not going to be…

Read More “Connecting” Cultures

On Monday, I read a great post by Ira Socol: Question Everything. I love the Boeing 787 story, and the Guardian newspaper video commercial is one of those self-explanatory examples…

Read More Truly Questioning Everything

There is often a great deal of discussion on the idea that Twitter can be an echo chamber and that we often seek out those who already have the same views…

Read More Unintended Echo Chamber

This article by Mia Szalavits caught my attention recently –  “Do E-Books Make It Harder To Remember What You Just Read? While I am not an expert on reading or…

Read More Embrace Choices For Learners

This is a cross post from my personal blog at hatcherelli.wordpress.com As a technology leader in my school (and in my school district), I find myself a little overwhelmed with…

Read More Do a Few Things Well

Last weekend was our annual Varsity Varieties Show and it was simply amazing to see all the talent on stage and behind the scenes! The Arts, both visual and performing,…

Read More GLHS’ Got Talent!

    The lights go out and it’s just the three of us                                  …

Read More But…Why?

The post below was posted by my friend Daniel Richards who is a first-year Principal at Melrose High School in MA.  I loved this idea of encouraging risk taking with…

Read More Risk Free Month of Teaching

This year is a leap year as evidenced by today being February 29th.  It should also be a leap year for your leadership practices.  I know you have heard the…

Read More Leap Before You Look

There is a certain routine that occurs in most people’s day-to-day lives – a Bill Murray “Ground Hog Day” effect, if you will. We wake up, check our phone, get…

Read More Hugs and High-Fives