Receiving Gifts

This is a time of year for giving and receiving. The giving part is easy as I gifted my staff with gifts that expressed my appreciation for their hard work. I gave gift cards for coffee and food, pens for…

The Ultimate Gift

Gift

Every year, before winter break, I make it a habit to give my teachers a small gift to express my deep appreciation for what they do every day. Maybe it is movie passes or a gift card to their favorite…

We Can’t Afford 1:1

1:1 technology in classrooms is a much talked about topic in our Personal Learning Network.  In various schools and districts both large and small, students and teachers have their own iPads, laptops, or Smartphones, depending on the technological bent of…

Making Lemonade

cc flickr photo by pink.polka In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.  ~ Albert Einstein I am new to this “principal thing”, but I think I am slowly getting better — learning daily.  I began the year with grand ambitions…

Wall to Wall

“In a world of near-constant flux, play becomes a strategy for embracing change, rather than a way of growing out of it.”     Douglas Thomas & John Seely Brown I believe we are hard-wired to learn and to create through, and…