Connected Principals Posts

As a new assistant principal, I discover each week something new..some new path that I am challenged to walk down . I taught for a number of years. Now, on…

Read More Which path….

For an elementary principal, enrolling in a course titled “Secondary Education Seminar” was a bit intimidating. Little kids = Awesome; Big kids = Scary. (Kidding.) But it turns out, learning…

Read More Who owns it?

What motivates a person, after a long day of teaching, to spend their evenings coaching, preparing engaging lessons, or creating and planting a beautiful school garden? There is no merit…

Read More Why Do They Do It?

In the last 8-9 months, I have really been involved in getting to know so many educators from all over the world, through Social Media. This has been through mediums…

Read More “They Don’t Get It”

I had the pleasure of experiencing our first Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) cohort session today, facilitated by the inspiring Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson. My teammates are four enthusiastic, elementary teachers who I…

Read More Communities and Networks

Remarks to the Student Body. I used to work with a teacher, a history teacher, who was a great teacher, popular, intellectual, passionate, dedicated, funny.  But one thing always bothered…

Read More Against Actually

Did you watch the Emmy’s? Noooooooo, this isn’t a red carpet review…I’m just wondering if you noticed/remember the two different winners that referenced teachers and education. The creator of Glee…

Read More Be THAT teacher…

It is has been almost two months since Connected Principals has gone “public” and I have been sitting back and enjoying learning from others.  When I first came up with…

Read More Learning From the Process

Many look to the principal to be the problem solver. We can’t agree on how to schedule these students. What should we do? There’s an issue with the lunch cards…

Read More Who are the Problem Solvers?

I’m a fan.   Khan Academy‘s visibility and popularity seems to be fast-growing, especially since getting such a laudatory piece on CNN: Innovation in Education: Bill Gate’s Favorite Teacher. By…

Read More Khan Academy: Where Does it Fit?

As leaders, whether we are administrators, teachers, coaches, parents or students, a skill that is often lost is listening.  Too many times we think we need to provide answers or…

Read More Listen With Your Eyes

(This was originally posted on my blog on August 24th.  Whether you agree with awards or not, this is definitely something we have to open the conversation on.  As administrators,…

Read More The Impact of Awards