Driving to Harvard

One of the nice consequences of the move to my current school has been the drive to work has been extended by a few more minutes. Before we get to agitated about my carbon footprint, my previous commute was through…

Wine and Education

Recently I had the opportunity to go to the British Columbia School Superintendent’s Association Conference in Vancouver, BC.  At the conference, there were more than 450 District Superintendents, Principals, Vice Principals, Treasurers, and students in attendance to listen to presenters…

Battling skepticism.

“Skepticism has many definitions, but generally refers to any questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere.” Source: Wikipedia Yesterday in a conversation with an elementary principal colleague, I allowed…

“Something To Believe In”

One of the most uplifting, exciting, and celebratory conferences for educators and students is the National Jostens Renaissance Conference which takes place every July. I’ve had the privilege of attending the conference for 7 years and each year I leave…

Lessons from Jeremy Lin

I have to admit it. I am still reeling from the Patriots’ Super Bowl loss. But there is a sports story rising up very quickly from the same city that spawned the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, fortunately distracting…

A Commitment to Digital Learning

Cross-posted at A Principal’s Reflections. New Milford High School proudly joined 37 states, 15,000 teachers, and over 2 million students on February 1 for the inaugural Digital Learning Day.  This day, however, was not really much different than any other…

Educating for Entrepreneurship

    “Some organizations incubate companies – we incubate people. The mission of the Sandbox Network is to accelerate young leaders and help them have a global impact before they become 30.” http://www.sandbox-network.com/ “Imagine if a country’s assessment system measured…