Author: adteaman

I challenged myself to read 10 different books in 18 days. While I didn’t quite hit my timing goal, I did manage to read the ten and reflect…as well as an added bonus book, “Kids Deserve It”. To ensure that I was able to reflect and process, I am going to share my one (er, […]

Read More 10 ways to be a stronger leader, #aprincipalreads

My beast is going into Pre-AP biology next year and her future teacher gave her a summer “preparation” assignment to help get her biology mind right. One of the resources shared was a link to a short video on the interactive notebook that they be using in his class. It walked them through creating the […]

Read More Creating and using interactive notebooks…a video series!

This summer I find myself able to actually THINK ahead…something last summer didn’t allow, as I had NO idea what I was supposed to even be thinking about! I’m a planning nerd, which is surprising considering how much is always happening in this role. Someone shared via Twitter recently, ” The principal’s day is spent […]

Read More Tips & tricks to planning as a principal, part 1

We have traveled as a district leadership team to the Solution Tree PLC conference. Day 1 involved some powerful examples of what a PLN and PLC led culture can lead to on a campus. I figured out at my first PLC conference that the PLC mindset was very similar to what I think is the “connected […]

Read More PLC conference: Leadership gems

It’s over. It’s done. I will never be a first-year principal again. <<insert wiggle dance>> That spring semester is no joke. As evidenced by my lack (no, really, LACK) of blog posts would suggest, May was fast and furious. I took a ton of notes, which means hopefully I will have time to process and […]

Read More Now hiring: A principal mentor… #thefirstyear

I had the opportunity to blog for ASCD this week on a topic that is near & dear to my heart…appreciating teachers. I hope to always retain my “teacher eyes” and now have the benefit of seeing an entire campus in action. They impress me each and every day. As an educator, I love that my professional […]

Read More Thank a Teacher in Your Life #thefirstyear

A destructive hail storm pummeled North Texas this past Monday evening. The hail caused significant damage to homes and cars in our little ISD, even causing us to cancel school Tuesday, for a “hail day”. (Everything’s bigger in Texas, right?) From golf ball sized hail at my house to SOFTBALL SIZED HAIL in another neighborhood…we were hit […]

Read More Leadership during severe weather, lessons learned! #thefirstyear

It’s ASCD weekend!  ASCD is a global community of educators dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Thier innovative solutions empower educators to promote the success of each child. They’re also one of the BIG places I turn to for my own professional learning. From books to their Educational Leadership magazine…they are a great resource. […]

Read More Can’t get to #ASCD16 this year? Have no fear! #thefirstyear