Connected Principals Posts

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know I will be leaving the classroom and continuing my career in education as an assistant principal. I am excited about…

Read More What my students taught me…

Not even out of school for a week and my mind is already churning for the next school year. We have so much happening in our state right now, as…

Read More Let’er rest…

Several months ago, after much reflection, examination of school data, and conversations with a few teachers, I proclaimed to my staff that I did not want them to assign a…

Read More No Zeros Until…

I am excited to be on a panel with some of the most tech-savvy Principals I know today at the ISTE 2011 Conference in Philadelphia. The title of the panel…

Read More

“>alert(1); One of the things we do at PCHS shortly after the school term ends is have the faculty meet for what we call school improvement days.  These are not…

Read More New Directions

As the summer break quickly approaches in the Northeast I have come across various articles focusing on summer learning loss and the negative impact that time off has on students.…

Read More Combating the Summer Slide

Recently I received a message about someone who is doing an internship for Microsoft this summer, but previously did his work at Google.  When I asked how he was doing,…

Read More For you or me?

Treat a man as he is and you make him worse than he is. Treat a man as he has the potential to become and you make him better than…

Read More The Power of Believing

Cross-posted at the Huffington Post. A few weeks ago I was fortunate to have the NJ School Boards Association (NJSBA) visit to produce a live event pay someone to do your assignment…

Read More Small Changes, Huge Results

Recently, I read an interesting post by @4moms1dream which involved a virtual Q and A session with three outstanding BC Educators in Chris Kennedy (@chrkennedy), Chris Wejr (@MrWejr) and David…

Read More Engaged

At the start of next school year I will be embarking on my first assistant principalship. I have observed lots of current assistant principals and I have spoken with even more;…

Read More Rethinking school discipline…

Nearly every day for the past three years I have read the “Words of Wisdom” first thing in the morning over the PA system. If I am not available to…

Read More Parting Words of Wisdom

Recently, I read and article in Education Canada by Ron Canuel.  He reviews the issue of increased student learning and technology cost. I have read more than a few articles…

Read More Is The Money Worth It

Caveat:  Although not a member of the Millenial Generation, I should disclose that I scored an 87 on the Pew Research quiz, “How Millennial Are you?”  Go ahead and try…

Read More The Millennials are Googling Us