Connected Principals Posts

So if you’ve been following any of my previous posts over the past few weeks, you know that we’ve been interviewing several outstanding educational leaders to be our next High…

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When I was a boy, I loved to lay on the front porch at night.
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With no streetlights or neighbors, our house was enveloped in darkness, surrounded by swampy creeks and woods, accompanied by the sound of crickets and the serenade of spring frogs.

The blanket of stars above me was a thick, cloudy, mesmerizing maze of constellations.

My dad went through a phase of interest in telescopes, so sometimes we took turns looking for planets or peering at the moon.

Did you know that only one side of the moon is visible from the Earth?

Because of the Earth’s orbit and the moon’s speed of rotation while orbiting, we never see the other side of the moon.

Just like we only see one side of the moon, all of us operate in contexts that no one else is able to see–especially leaders. Read More Seeing The Other Side Of The Moon

In early 2012, I wrote a blog post called “7 Top Things Teachers Want From Their Principal” (published on Principal’s POV http://principalspov.blogspot.com/2012/01/7-top-things-teachers-want-from-their.html and on Connected Principals http://connectedprincipals.com/archives/5262). At the first…

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So I was speaking with a young, prospective teacher the other day about his future in education, and at the end of our conversation he asked me a really good…

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This post was originally published on Figuring It Out by  Johnny Bevacqua “We go as You go”……. This was one of my back to school messages specifically directed to our…

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School or work environments are like home environments–it doesn’t take long to figure out if you are in a happy, productive place or not.

Last week I was in Oklahoma City for a meeting with our principal association when we were each asked to share at least one idea on building positive environments from each of our schools.

It was so encouraging that I wanted to share them with you. Here are 20 ideas from 20 principals to inspire you to try something new in your school or organization: Read More Building Positive School Culture: 20 Ideas From Principals

So there’s this little girl that I know who might just be the happiest person that I have ever met. I fortunately get to see her every morning, and her…

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