Category: Best Educational Practices

Many look to the principal to be the problem solver. We can’t agree on how to schedule these students. What should we do? There’s an issue with the lunch cards…

Read More Who are the Problem Solvers?

I’m a fan.   Khan Academy‘s visibility and popularity seems to be fast-growing, especially since getting such a laudatory piece on CNN: Innovation in Education: Bill Gate’s Favorite Teacher. By…

Read More Khan Academy: Where Does it Fit?

As leaders, whether we are administrators, teachers, coaches, parents or students, a skill that is often lost is listening.  Too many times we think we need to provide answers or…

Read More Listen With Your Eyes

(This was originally posted on my blog on August 24th.  Whether you agree with awards or not, this is definitely something we have to open the conversation on.  As administrators,…

Read More The Impact of Awards

Recently, I read an article by Simon Sinek (I love his blog and this video) talking about how advertisers are failing more to focus on the needs of their customer.…

Read More Best Advertising For Schools?

For most of the summer I have been working on a book with Bill Ferriter and Jason Ramsden entitled Essentials for Principals: Social Media.  The book will be published by…

Read More Personal Learning Networks 101

Choose your position: Are you a gatekeeper, policemen, guard… or teacher? All these jobs are necessary, but which one belongs in schools? Choose your battle: Filters that also filter learning…

Read More Choose Your Battle

Today  is opening day for teachers! Exclamation mark! As a teacher as I was always curious about what messages our principal would be sharing with us on opening day. As…

Read More Searching for Answers

A week ago I wrote a post asking “How Do Principals Need To Change?” At the end of the post I promised to share the responses with my fellow administrators…

Read More A Priority List For Principals

I’ve touched on this topic before but it has been brought back to the forefront of my attention after Alan November’s speech last week at Convocation that threw Facebook back into…

Read More Friend, foe, or strong leader?

“It’s what’s best for kids.” Have you heard an administrator use this phrase to justify decisions? Did you think, “Cliche.” Or, “Easy for her to say.” Or, “How convenient, no…

Read More What’s best for kids?