Connected Principals Posts

Many times, grading papers and student projects is something a teacher does in isolation.  In other words, no one other than the teacher sees the student’s work.  What if analyzing…

Read More A Window Into the Classroom

This is a bit of a rant… This morning I was pinged on a tweet sharing the article, “Why new technologies could never replace great teaching“.  For some reason, I…

Read More Our Thinking Has to Change

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Tim & Selena Middleton Often when speaking to groups about technology and “Bring Your Own Device” initiatives, I will have someone…

Read More Inequity and BYOD

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Rebecca Barray “Being quiet and being submissive. I think that’s frankly the only thing being taught right now. ..how do…

Read More Quiet and Submissive

Recently, I was asked to speak to a group of teachers who are interested in becoming school principals.
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My task was to summarize some of the principal’s roles and responsibilities.

If you are a principal, I am sure you could add more to my list. If you are thinking of becoming a principal, here are seven hats I believe you should expect to wear: Read More 7 Hats Principals Must Be Prepared to Wear

Are you your students’ (and families’) favorite teacher?  You have every opportunity to be. I attended the PBIS Summer Leadership Conference this past July.  During one of the sessions I…

Read More 3,000

As I continue in my learning “travels”, I am noticing some reoccurring “myths” about students, teaching, learning and schooling. Here is short list of  “11 Edu Myths” that I continue…

Read More 11 Edu Myths I Encounter

Most school districts claim to want to move from good to great, become world class, become a 21st century district, or fill in the slogan blank.  Getting past the cliches…

Read More Are You a Leader or Manager?

I was honoured to have been asked to speak at the TedX BurnsvilleEd event in Minnesota recently.  One thing that I have really tried to focus on lately is empowering…

Read More #OurVoice – TedX BurnsvilleEd