Connected Principals Posts

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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

This past week was a challenging one.  I left campus on Friday feeling beaten-up, stressed-out and discouraged.  Don’t worry too much about me…I’ll get over it, but it has led…

Read More Think you have arrived? Think again.

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a parent that has really set me to thinking about many things.  Sometimes there are  situations where students go way…

Read More All of Our Students!

I came across this article today from a “friend” on Facebook who was venting about the hows’ and whys’ his children wouldn’t attend a public school what with all this…

Read More Bully BanN

One of the nice consequences of the move to my current school has been the drive to work has been extended by a few more minutes. Before we get to…

Read More Driving to Harvard

Recently I had the opportunity to go to the British Columbia School Superintendent’s Association Conference in Vancouver, BC.  At the conference, there were more than 450 District Superintendents, Principals, Vice…

Read More Wine and Education

“Skepticism has many definitions, but generally refers to any questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere.” Source: Wikipedia Yesterday…

Read More Battling skepticism.

One of the most uplifting, exciting, and celebratory conferences for educators and students is the National Jostens Renaissance Conference which takes place every July. I’ve had the privilege of attending…

Read More “Something To Believe In”

I have to admit it. I am still reeling from the Patriots’ Super Bowl loss. But there is a sports story rising up very quickly from the same city that…

Read More Lessons from Jeremy Lin

Cross-posted at A Principal’s Reflections. New Milford High School proudly joined 37 states, 15,000 teachers, and cialis cheap over 2 million students on February 1 for the inaugural Digital Learning…

Read More A Commitment to Digital Learning

    “Some organizations incubate companies – we incubate people. The mission of the Sandbox Network is to accelerate young leaders and help them have a global impact before they…

Read More Educating for Entrepreneurship

In the days of yore, the captain of a ship would have the Boatswain (or Bosun) use his pipe to make the “All Hands” call when he wanted the entire crew up…

Read More All Hands on Deck!