Connected Principals Posts

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…

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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,…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set…

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As a college basketball referee, I have numbed to the inappropriate comments coming from fans during games. You have to a certain amount of confidence as a ref to be…

Read More The Easiest Thing To Do

Over the past couple of days I have been preparing a presentation for K-12 Principals entitled “Harnessing the Power of Educational Technology”.  I must say that I have been quite…

Read More Reflecting Cannot be Overstated

This past friday, I had the opportunity to participate in a School Improvement Visit (SIP).  Two of my colleagues, the principal and vice-principal of  this JK – 8 elementary school…

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Believing in what you do…It is pretty important don’t you think? Do you believe in what you do? Does what you do have significance to you? To others? Having been…

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That’s S.W.I.G. – no, not a gulp or a programming language – This is the Student Welcome and Induction Group. Well, it will be someday after the plan is refined, honed, and actually implemented. A Draft…

Read More S.W.I.G. to Combat Churn

Ashley was a gifted basketball player. He had skills that could not be taught, and it never seemed like he ran down the floor. He glided. Although I had several…

Read More Why Did We Become Teachers?