Category: Providing Instructional Leadership

I pride myself on being visible so that I know what is going on at my school.* I stand at the front door or “the intersection” every morning to greet the students (my…

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I have been a fulltime principal for about ten years. A few years back, I took on teaching the sixth grade social studies class at the same time. I wrote…

Read More Teaching Principal Revisited

There is no question that educational leaders today deal with a relentless stream of competing demands, requiring them to work at a rapid pace, shifting quickly from one task to…

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Outside of school, most people apply learning across disciplines, scenarios, and experiences. For a majority of our lives as students, we are taught in a system that creates blocks of…

Read More Learning Is Irregular

This post was originally published by Johnny Bevacqua at Figuring It Out I have the best job in the world. Being around talented, passionate, inquisitive, creative, compassionate and fun people is…

Read More The (Sometimes) Reluctant Principal

Great leaders don’t spend time trying to change people. They spend their energy creating the conditions in which people want to change. Discussions move beyond “why” as educators begin thinking…

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     Instructionally savvy educators know that personalized learning is the heart of student success.  As schools strive to customize education through instructional design, technology efforts and professional learning, highly successful…

Read More Pointing To Your True North