Connected Principals Posts

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?

The other day @BostonHistory posted a link to a bloghttp://edge.ascd.org/_Would-I-Want-My-Child-In-This-Classroom/blog/2696133/127586.html which said that educators need to ask themselves the question, would they want their child to be in a class that:…

Read More Thinking Out Loud

On a crisp, sunny Saturday morning in October, approximately 400 passionate educators congregated at New Milford High School for the Tri-State Educational Technology Conference (TSETC).  The brainchild of Schoology and…

Read More We Decided Not to Wait For Superman

The title of our staff's latest shared Google presentation was, “Go Team Brecknock!” I'm not sure what compelled me to name it that, but I think it's because the first…

Read More Go Team!

During last night's #edchat, educators from around the world discussed how teachers are observed by their administrators. The chat led to a discussion on walkthroughs. I have been a principal…

Read More Do Walkthroughs Make a Difference?

Five months ago if you asked me about Twitter my answer would have been, Yeah I heard about it but it really isn’t for me. I probably would have answered…

Read More Taking the Next Step

In an effort to connect with more administrators while also providing resources that will help new, current, and aspiring leaders, the Connected Principals group has created a few more ways…

Read More New Additions to Connected Principals

On a recent post about empowering students, Gary Kern asked me a question in his comment: What are your thoughts on the structures and changes needed for teachers, especially at…

Read More An expectation of openness

This past week we have viagra cheap had some difficulty with cyberbullying in our building.  These events, combined with yet another high-profile national example of how social media can be…

Read More Banning Social Media is not the Answer