Connected Principals Posts

As the summer break quickly approaches in the Northeast I have come across various articles focusing on summer learning loss and the negative impact that time off has on students.…

Read More Combating the Summer Slide

Recently I received a message about someone who is doing an internship for Microsoft this summer, but previously did his work at Google.  When I asked how he was doing,…

Read More For you or me?

Treat a man as he is and you make him worse than he is. Treat a man as he has the potential to become and you make him better than…

Read More The Power of Believing

Cross-posted at the Huffington Post. A few weeks ago I was fortunate to have the NJ School Boards Association (NJSBA) visit to produce a live event pay someone to do your assignment…

Read More Small Changes, Huge Results

Recently, I read an interesting post by @4moms1dream which involved a virtual Q and A session with three outstanding BC Educators in Chris Kennedy (@chrkennedy), Chris Wejr (@MrWejr) and David…

Read More Engaged

At the start of next school year I will be embarking on my first assistant principalship. I have observed lots of current assistant principals and I have spoken with even more;…

Read More Rethinking school discipline…

Nearly every day for the past three years I have read the “Words of Wisdom” first thing in the morning over the PA system. If I am not available to…

Read More Parting Words of Wisdom

Recently, I read and article in Education Canada by Ron Canuel.  He reviews the issue of increased student learning and technology cost. I have read more than a few articles…

Read More Is The Money Worth It

Caveat:  Although not a member of the Millenial Generation, I should disclose that I scored an 87 on the Pew Research quiz, “How Millennial Are you?”  Go ahead and try…

Read More The Millennials are Googling Us

Across the world, educators are more and more finding themselves involved in bullying and not just through their students, but rather actively bullying others or being a victim of it.…

Read More When adults are the bullies

I recently asked principals and administrators across North America one simple question: What do you love about your job? Here are the responses I got…and I must say, they are…

Read More 27 Administrators sound off

picture: noupe.com As we come to the end of a school year many of the tweets and blog posts that I have seen talk about reflections and looking at our…

Read More Reflection vs Retrospection

We have started something that we can not control.  Students are gradually assuming more responsibility and ownership for what they learn and how they learn it.  This is a good…

Read More A School Without Walls