Author: Dwight Carter

Steve Bollar is an Upper Elementary Principal of Hartford Upper Elementary in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. He is passionate about creating a positive school climate and school culture one student,…

Read More Tenure by Steve Bollar @StandTallSteve

Several months ago, after much reflection, examination of school data, and conversations with a few teachers, I proclaimed to my staff that I did not want them to assign a…

Read More No Zeros Until…

Nearly every day for the past three years I have read the “Words of Wisdom” first thing in the morning over the PA system. If I am not available to…

Read More Parting Words of Wisdom

It’s mid-May and I’ve been thinking a lot about next school year. To say that this has been a challenging year is an understatement. I began the year telling my…

Read More To Be Continued…

There comes a time in the life of every leader when we have to take a hard, honest look in the mirror and ask a fundamental question: “If I weren’t…

Read More Would You Follow You?

I am not a music guy. I appreciate one’s ability to create music, but I can’t read music at all. However, I absolutely love attending quality high school music performances…

Read More You’ve Got to See It

Sometime in December, 2010 I read a blog post by David Truss, principal of a school in Dalian, China titled, “No Office Day.” The title piqued my interest, but what…

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I participated in my first ever #edchat conversation on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.  The topic was how to make the teacher evaluation process more collaborative. This is something many educators have…

Read More It’s Just A Conversation

When I was growing up I was a huge fan of the Cosby Show. I appreciated the antics of each character and the solid message that came out of each…

Read More Presentation is Everything