Connected Principals Posts

Earlier today, I tweeted this: Since change is so tough and often compared to grieving, why not hold a wake for the old program/idea when we take our next step?…

Read More Hold a Wake for School Change

Picture from: leadingict.wikispaces.com This month’s Education Leadership magazine is devoted to the topic of Effective Teaching. Therefore I thought I would throw my hat into the rink and share with…

Read More My Thoughts On Effective Teaching

Yesterday, I wrote a short post asking a question about change, and the response was overwhelming. If you have not read the comments in the entirety, there are some fantastic…

Read More You on Change

Growing up Digital, Wired for Distraction? Digitally driven distraction is the bogeyman of the hour. We ed-tech advocates should make clear in every way we can that we are more…

Read More Technology to Engage, not Distract

I had the chance on the day before Thanksgiving to Skype with two colleagues on the topic of assessment. Books have been written on this topic and I maybe one…

Read More Assessment Do’s and Don’ts

My vision for how staff development should look in my school has undergone a transformation over the past year. In my first year as a principal I recall the dread…

Read More Inspiration delivers.

I have already written here on my blog, Culture of Yes, about how successful the unconferencing  (probably backchanneling is actually the more accurate term) was at the BCSSA Fall Conference…

Read More We Want to Unconference Too!

Recently, I wrote about what shapes my learning..  I have tied my own learning into our eportfolio vision and how it will be beneficial to students having opportunities for deep…

Read More The 21st Century Principal

As leaders, one of our most important jobs is to build a community of trust within our organization. “Almost all of the work of the world is done through relationships…

Read More Trust.

You can overcome anything if you don’t bellyache. ~Bernard M. Baruch To complain is an intransitive verb that means to express unhappiness, describe symptoms, and protest.  The synonyms are protest,…

Read More Complaining

“It is the privilege of wisdom to listen” (Oliver Wendell Holmes) To listen with an open mind and uncritical eye is an art. One of the greatest opportunities in my…

Read More Listen and Learn

Here is a simple story, about a simple problem, with a simple solution. This summer I was mowing my lawn, and the mower stopped working correctly. The engine was still…

Read More Thank You George

I have a natural affinity for anything with knobs, buttons, keys, screens, speakers, and sliders, which began at 13 when I earned my ham radio license. My father, an electrical…

Read More My Favorite Vet

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung I am aware that I have been given…

Read More Awareness