Connected Principals Posts

As part of Pennsylvania’s Inspired Leadership (PIL) program, as a principal I have the opportunity to participate in professional development sessions offered through the National Institute for School Leadership. I’m now involved…

Read More Learning as leaders.

By this, I mean I’ve taken quite the little blogging break as I’ve enjoyed my summer break. 🙂 Plenty of sunshine, snuggles, and sleeping…all good things! But like a great…

Read More Summer Thoughts…

I was totally moved by this story shared on Imgur the other day: “Oh the Places You’ll Go…” I graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had…

Read More The Places We Can Go

As the new school year approaches, many principals around the country will be implementing a new teacher evaluation instrument.  As you visit teacher classrooms looking for specific indicators, I encourage…

Read More So What?

picture: www.tuesdaystrong.com Reposted from Principals Post As I mentioned in a previous post I wanted to write a post about my Transition into my new position. I think the answer…

Read More Transition=TRUST x Transparency

picture courtesy of  cdc.gov Re-posted from Principal’s Post As I sit here writing this post I just experienced 3 days with out any electricity with temperatures in the high 90’s – low…

Read More GO WITH THE FLOW

Howard Rheingold had recently interviewed me for DML Central on some of the work that we are doing in Parkland School Division.  I thought that I would also share  the…

Read More Leaders Should Be Learners

It has been a great experience to share the learning that has happened in Parkland School Division 184 project this past year.  As shared on the site, this project has…

Read More The #Learn365 Project

At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, I presented some information to our board of trustees and discussed the importance of “digital footprint”.  I was not just speaking about…

Read More Branding the Learning Organization

I have had the pleasure of learning directly from Regie Routman in her Leadership in Literacy conference twice in the past two years. If you ever have the opportunity to attend…

Read More Sharing my Reading Life

cc licensed image shared by flickr user The Darling Librarian The definition of a motion leader is one who motivates the unmotivated in a way that the unmotivated then thank…

Read More From Facilitator to Activator

What is it that makes a public school valuable?  Is it the information it provides?  Is it the opportunities that are available there? Going forward in these times of inter-connectivity,…

Read More Too Much Technology?

Recently, Tom Whitby wrote a provocative article called Hypocrisy in the Profession of Education. I ask that you take the time and read and share this article. In fact, if you…

Read More Assisted Learning

I have had this post brewing in my head for a while to discuss Josh Stumpenhorst’s blog regarding schools and if they actually need principals.  I remember the first time…

Read More Do we need (great) principals?

“We learn not in the school, but in life.”          ~Seneca~ The quote above speaks to me in a personal way. So much so that I think…

Read More Just When You Think…

The Networked Leader – #ASBA My presentation to the Alberta School Boards’ Association. I had the amazing opportunity to speak to the Alberta School Boards’ Association (ASBA) and share some…

Read More Create the Environment