So What?

As the new school year approaches, many principals around the country will be implementing a new teacher evaluation instrument.  As you visit teacher classrooms looking for specific indicators, I encourage you to ask the simple question, “So What?”  These two…

GO WITH THE FLOW

picture courtesy of  cdc.gov Re-posted from Principal’s Post As I sit here writing this post I just experienced 3 days with out any electricity with temperatures in the high 90′s – low 100′s. I still don’t have phone or internet service at…

Leaders Should Be Learners

Howard Rheingold had recently interviewed me for DML Central on some of the work that we are doing in Parkland School Division.  I thought that I would also share  the video of our conversation: George Couros: Connected Principals Should Be…

The #Learn365 Project

It has been a great experience to share the learning that has happened in Parkland School Division 184 project this past year.  As shared on the site, this project has been modified from the #edu180atl initiative this year that was…

Sharing my Reading Life

I have had the pleasure of learning directly from Regie Routman in her Leadership in Literacy conference twice in the past two years. If you ever have the opportunity to attend a conference/workshop with Regie, I would highly recommend it. While…

From Facilitator to Activator

cc licensed image shared by flickr user The Darling Librarian The definition of a motion leader is one who motivates the unmotivated in a way that the unmotivated then thank them for, Michael Fullan, ISTE Conference, 2012, Session Title: Stratosphere:…

Too Much Technology?

What is it that makes a public school valuable?  Is it the information it provides?  Is it the opportunities that are available there? Going forward in these times of inter-connectivity, where the physical school building and the learning experiences are…

Assisted Learning

Recently, Tom Whitby wrote a provocative article called Hypocrisy in the Profession of Education. I ask that you take the time and read and share this article. In fact, if you are short on time, stop reading my thoughts and click here.…