Connected Principals Posts

I had the pleasure of experiencing our first Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) cohort session today, facilitated by the inspiring Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson. My teammates are four enthusiastic, elementary teachers who I…

Read More Communities and Networks

Remarks to the Student Body. I used to work with a teacher, a history teacher, who was a great teacher, popular, intellectual, passionate, dedicated, funny.  But one thing always bothered…

Read More Against Actually

Did you watch the Emmy’s? Noooooooo, this isn’t a red carpet review…I’m just wondering if you noticed/remember the two different winners that referenced teachers and education. The creator of Glee…

Read More Be THAT teacher…

It is has been almost two months since Connected Principals has gone “public” and I have been sitting back and enjoying learning from others.  When I first came up with…

Read More Learning From the Process

Many look to the principal to be the problem solver. We can’t agree on how to schedule these students. What should we do? There’s an issue with the lunch cards…

Read More Who are the Problem Solvers?

I’m a fan.   Khan Academy‘s visibility and popularity seems to be fast-growing, especially since getting such a laudatory piece on CNN: Innovation in Education: Bill Gate’s Favorite Teacher. By…

Read More Khan Academy: Where Does it Fit?

As leaders, whether we are administrators, teachers, coaches, parents or students, a skill that is often lost is listening.  Too many times we think we need to provide answers or…

Read More Listen With Your Eyes

(This was originally posted on my blog on August 24th.  Whether you agree with awards or not, this is definitely something we have to open the conversation on.  As administrators,…

Read More The Impact of Awards

Recently, I read an article by Simon Sinek (I love his blog and this video) talking about how advertisers are failing more to focus on the needs of their customer.…

Read More Best Advertising For Schools?

The Set-Up This past summer the teachers at PCHS was given the opportunity to partake in various technology centered staff development opportunities. Meg Ormiston came to Paris (something she brags about…

Read More Home Grown Staff Development

For most of the summer I have been working on a book with Bill Ferriter and Jason Ramsden entitled Essentials for Principals: Social Media.  The book will be published by…

Read More Personal Learning Networks 101