Undermining Student Improvement

Originally posted on Figuring It Out by J. Bevacqua   I am beginning to wonder if, in my earnest desire to to do what what's best for kids and their learning, I have inadvertently enabled complacency and undermined improvement. Let…

What Do I Amplify?

custom writing This post was originally posted on Figuring It Out by J. Bevacqua As a principal I spent a fair bit of time reflecting on ways I could support and empower teachers at the school. By supporting and empowering…

Your insecurity will destroy you…

Last week I received an email that threw my world off kilter. It was an informational email sending me to a training offered through the district. It was mandatory. It was in big letters. My attendance was required…it was so…

High Tech, High Touch, High Performance

High Tech, High Touch, High Performance. You may heard these words if you attended one the orientation meetings or our opening day staff meetings. The Centerburg Middle/High School staff has embraced these terms and they are adjusting to the new…

Focus & Breathe

Shared by Michael Dales on Flickr through Creative Commons I mentioned in my last past post that my focus needs to be on instruction and assessment. In turn, I need to help teachers keep instruction and assessment at their forefront.…

Leave a legacy

I think it's human nature to wonder what people think about us. In fact, I would say at times we spend way too much time wondering what people will think as a result of something we said or did. Consequently,…

The Courage To Teach

The question we most commonly ask is the “what” question-what subjects shall we teach? When the conversation goes a bit deeper, we ask the “how” question-what methods and techniques are required to teach well? Occasionally, when it goes deeper still,…