Connected Principals Posts

I recently received an email and was asked a question that I get all of the time.  With the promotion of students using social media, what do you if something goes…

Read More The One Guarantee

This was a fantastic story, shared and created by Michael Wesch: What I loved about this was the idea that sometimes our perceptions of students, lead to their new reality.…

Read More Finding the Genius

        So just recently we rolled out a new accountability and expectation code in our Middle School to try and inspire and empower our beautiful kids to…

Read More Following Through…

It is easy to dismiss something as a “fad”.  I hear that a lot and the word is obviously used to dismiss something.  I have used it myself, but I…

Read More “Fads” and Innovation

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a fellow administrator in Sydney, Australia, asking for permission to re-publish a recent blog post for their executive newsletter.

Image Credit: JeffBullas.com
Image Credit: JeffBullas.com

Although he and I are literally sitting on opposite sides of the globe from one another, we were able to share ideas and thoughts as quickly as I can with school friends in my own building.

Connecting with educators is just one benefit of using technology like blogging or social media. The other benefits include communicating with teachers, students, parents, and your community. What are other practical ways that technology can enhance service and communication with others?

Here are 10 ideas from my own digital toolbox that may help you in reaching-out or connecting: Read More 10 Digital Tools For Enhancing Your Communication

From time to time Superintendent John Marschhausen is asked the same questions from different members of the community. In an effort to share the answers with everyone he puts the…

Read More Infrequently Answered Questions

So this past summer I was having dinner with some educator friends of mine, when at one point one of them said that he wished he could find a way…

Read More Money Money Money…

This year began with a change in my role as an administrator. I find myself working with an exceptional group of middle school teachers. The past three days of school…

Read More Start up

So lately I have been thinking a lot about time, and more specifically about how we can effectively use the hours that we have to successfully embed all the wonderful…

Read More It’s About Time…

For the past two school years, I have put together a collection of updates, photos, highlights, and announcements that I email to parents in a weekly newsletter.
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As positive as this outreach has been, this year I decided to reach out to one of our computer teachers and his Desktop Publishing students to see if they would be able to manage a weekly student publication.

Last week we released their first edition. If you want to see a copy from these Desktop Publishing students, go here to check it out. Read More 10 Steps For Publishing Weekly Student Newsletters