Connected Principals Posts

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…

Read More Giving Advice

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…

Read More SIP Learning

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…

Read More Believing….

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?

In the hustle and bustle that is each and every day, I have plans and visions in my mind that I can see playing out perfectly. I forget sometimes that I expect things of…

Read More Data dets and a reminder…

There are always obstacles to innovation for teachers; time and focus on curriculum can often hinder creativity and design.  After reading Daniel Pink’s “Drive” and listening to Tony Wagner speak,…

Read More FedEx Prep: Time for Innovation

Was Aesop a school principal? Who knows? (See Wikipedia for mythical bio of Aesop.) Whatever the truth about him may be, he certainly has something to teach us. I found proof…

Read More The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey

To learn. Like many others, I read books and articles, attend conferences, workshops and trainings, and visit other schools in order to learn more about best practices and innovative new…

Read More Why I Blog: A Principal’s 13 reasons

Picture: eskimon.wordpress.com During the most recent  Edchat(October 26) there was a discussion about instilling the concept of being a lifelong learner into educators. Personally I am of the opinion that…

Read More Lifelong Learners as a Pre- Requisite

There are many things I didn’t learn in grad school. Like many positions, so much of what I know about being a Principal was learned on the job. In particular,…

Read More It’s All About Relationships