Connected Principals Posts

cc flickr photo by pink.polka In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.  ~ Albert Einstein I am new to this “principal thing”, but I think I am slowly getting better…

Read More Making Lemonade

“In a world of near-constant flux, play becomes a strategy for embracing change, rather than a way of growing out of it.”     Douglas Thomas & John Seely Brown I believe…

Read More Wall to Wall

I have been blessed to work with such an open IT department within our school division for the last six years.  When many complain about lack of access to things…

Read More “Don’t Punish Everyone”

Picture from: nysut.org I haven’t blogged for a while and have been thinking about what to blog about. I am jealous of all of those in my PLN that blog…

Read More Is the Job of a Teacher 24/7

“Perhaps replacing the metaphor of the school administrator as manager, CEO, orchestra conductor, or architects with the metaphor of the school administrator as leader of a jazz combo would be…

Read More All that Jazz

If you do bus duty in the morning do you see it as an opportunity to greet each and every student with a smile to ensure their day at school…

Read More What do you see…?

When I taught sixth grade science, our students were immersed in learning about wildlife characteristics, environments, and patterns in nature in relation to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuaryand our surrounding region.…

Read More Get connected and make a difference.

cc flickr photo by striatic This week, I attended the Virtual Schools Symposium (iNacol) in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Attending conferences, and leaving with a nauseating mix of frustration, excitement, confusion and…

Read More What am I doing?

As educators we routinely wonder whether or not the advice that we impart on our students actually has had a positive impact.  Sometimes were are given direct feedback, but other…

Read More Profound Impact

“When the world is flat, you can innovate without having to emigrate” Thomas L. Friedman Last year, I was seconded as the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning.  As…

Read More Defining Innovation

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”                                                                                                                                       ~Cesare Pavese~ We forget, in the rush of school days that hundred of lives are lived every day in our buildings. And,…

Read More A Single Tree

picture: zazzy.com In almost everything you read today about leadership you read about the importance of Transparency. To be honest the concepts scares some people. How can a be completely…

Read More Just Be Honest – Be Yourself