Connected Principals Posts

“This world is too big for me to be trapped here” was one of the lines in the Circle Game, a student written play based upon the Joni Mitchell song…

Read More The Circle Game

Before I am demonized for protecting the status quo in a post on my own blog, please understand that I advocate many changes in education. We have a long way…

Read More Say ‘No’ to the Status Quo

I am not a music guy. I appreciate one’s ability to create music, but I can’t read music at all. However, I absolutely love attending quality high school music performances…

Read More You’ve Got to See It

Recently one of my math teachers experienced a personal tragedy, which resulted in her missing over a week and a half of school.  A day or two later after this…

Read More Above and Beyond

As we make the move to being a 1:1 school next year at Burlington High School, there is definitely anxiety among many staff members (including me).   I take the…

Read More Are You On The Path To 1:1?

Oh do not say that it has not ever entered your mind as a fantasy that would be right up there. This applies to both boys and girls, but somehow…

Read More Sit N’ Get

This post was originally written and published for the Powerful Learning Practice collaborative blog, Voices from the Learning Revolution. The experiences shared by the Voices contributors are so very meaningful,…

Read More Becoming the lead learner.

Picture: atlantictorque.com Last week someone tweeted the following “Plant a seed and watch it grow”. The tweet had a link. The tweet got my interest as an elementary school principal…

Read More Plant A Seed and Watch it Grow

My 7th and 8th grade basketball team had a rough season this year. The team finished with a record of 10-17 and we battled injuries, tough losses, and very talented…

Read More The Big Picture

The term “success for all” is used often in school mission statements, visions, and education plans. It is an important statement, but we need to really ensure we define what…

Read More Success for all?

When you issue an open invitation and gather together a large group of self-nominated passionate stakeholders from a broad cross-section across a system or organization and ask them to vision…

Read More Appreciative Inquiry & Open Spaces

Ten days ago I had the extraordinary good fortune to see and hear Salman Khan speak to an audience of 3000; I will say it was genuinely a “heartthrob” moments…

Read More Salman Khan, Transformer

“The question isn’t whether you will be transparent, authentic, and real, but rather, how much you will let go and be open in the face of new technologies.” Charlene Li,…

Read More Start Global, Build Local