Connected Principals Posts

Educon has finally arrived, and I know many attendees are eagerly anticipating the learning experiences that await, whether making the trip to the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia to attend…

Read More #Educon Anticipation

I had the opportunity to meet with some colleagues today to discuss revisions to our Division’s reporting of student achievement. There has been a great deal of rich discussion and…

Read More Reporting for Real Life

“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” – Zig Ziglar Failure is the greatest teacher that I have ever had in my life. I’ve learned more through my mistakes…

Read More Failing Forward

There are certain times in our life when we come to a fork in the road and have to make a decision. Do we head down the traditional, beaten path that is clearly marked and know where we are going to end up? Do we hike down the less conventional trail which has twists and turns, but that will still take us where we think we would like to go? The people who are really changing my thinking today seem to do neither: these individuals are not the type who follow a pathway anyway, they blaze a trail which is often in a completely different direction than most people are going. And these people have one thing in common that propels them through these uncharted waters: each of them has GUTS.

Read More Guts: An alloy much stronger than gold

“The major aim of schooling is to enable students to become the architects of their own education so that they can invent themselves during the course of their lives.” —…

Read More Giving Students CHOICES

“If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.” – Marian…

Read More My Kids Can't Wait!

I participated in my first ever #edchat conversation on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.  The topic was how to make the teacher evaluation process more collaborative. This is something many educators have…

Read More It’s Just A Conversation

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn I read this quote recently and begin to think about the people I spend…

Read More Who's In Your Starting Five?

It’s true that in school administration is not an easy gig.  The number of tasks required can be overwhelming some days, and then you look at your desk and realize…

Read More How Visible Are You?

“Revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new technologies—it happens when society adopts new behaviors.” Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody This week for me, started off with attending an Royal Canadian…

Read More Are we a part of the problem?

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King, Jr. Many of Dr. King’s quotes resonate with me.  I often use them in…

Read More What Are You Doing For Others?

When I was growing up I was a huge fan of the Cosby Show. I appreciated the antics of each character and the solid message that came out of each…

Read More Presentation is Everything