Connected Principals Posts

“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

If you could choose, what work environment would you work in? An organization with vision for a preferred future, or one that is happy with maintaining the status quo. A…

Read More Redefining Work

Effective leadership is about people- always. Without the faith of your followers, a leader you are not… I can’t think of a simpler concept in leadership, or one that would be considered more practical and authentic. In the measured contexts of our everyday lives as leaders, all teachers, whether they like it or not, are called upon to serve; primarily our students, but also each other, our student’s parents and the learning community we are an integral part of. In humbly putting the needs of others ahead of our own as leaders, we honor them…

Read More Effective Leadership- Got Humility?

Most principals became administrators because they are passionate about education and they love to teach.  Why, then, does the system make it so difficult for principals to teach?  How can…

Read More Principals ARE teachers