Motivating employees without $$$

I get a monthly ezine that has links to current and relevant topics to the educationally inclined. This week there was an infographic that gave several suggestions on how to motivate your employess without cosing you a ton of money.…

4 Lessons as a Sophomore Principal

This week, I've been asked to share a few thoughts with our newest principal hires, now that I'm a “wily veteran” (having started my third year as a principal).  Our Director of Student Learning has asked a few of us…

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.…