Connected Principals Posts

Imagine walking into a shoe store where all shoes were the same. Size, shape, color, and function were the same for all choices. Every customer walks out with the exact…

Read More One Size Fits All?

I am currently in Kathmandu at the NESA leadership conference and having a great time.  NESA (Near East South Asian Schools) was created many years ago to provide professional development…

Read More Open Spaces

I posted on my posterous blog a response of sorts to an article that I read entitled  “The Four Capacities Every Leader Needs ( and Very Few Have) BY FC EXPERT…

Read More Aren't We All Leaders

I suppose I’ll chime in, better late than never, on The Manifesto. These are my take-aways from the words of Rhee, Klein, et al.: The widespread policy of “last in,…

Read More Prepare and Nurture

“We tend to devote years to studying what to change and little if any time to actually making change. In the meantime, kids continue to go through our schools without…

Read More Change For These Kids

Practice makes perfect. I can not even count how many times that statement has been followed immediately with an additional word added to the statement. PERFECT practice makes perfect. Coaches,…

Read More Perfect Practice

Power of “I” – for those of you who don't know what this is – it is the Power of the “Incomplete”. Why do we use this program at Jerome…

Read More Why Power of "I"

The standards are here. They've been here. For many of us, the common core standards are coming, and the weight of their impact on our daily practice is overwhelming. Have…

Read More To cover or uncover?

I recently  read this post http://ht.ly/2RLX3– by Leadership Freak AKA Dan Rockwell about finding ones Sweet Spot. Here are some quotes from the post: “Finding the sweet spot may take patience…

Read More Helping Others to Reach Their Goals

This was originally posted in my blog on July 1, 2010. Gerry, my mentor during my first year as an administrator, would often say, “Squirrels have squirrels” shortly after certain…

Read More Squirrels have Squirrels

I originally published this in my blog on June 28, 2010. In my first year as a principal, I was given some advice that I am now going to share…

Read More What are Your Vital Signs?

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution. – William Foster I participated in a workshop recently where…

Read More What is Good Teaching?