Tag: communication

Have you ever read one of those emails that just got under your skin? You know that email or post that just elevated your blood pressure to the point where…

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“Instead of worrying about the message your school is sending on social media platforms, consider the message your school is sending by NOT engaging with social media at all.” M.…

Read More Your School Needs a Facebook Page

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…

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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…

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Parents and schools (teachers, administrators, staff, etc.) are members of the same team – partners – striving together for the same goal. The goal, I hope and trust, is to…

Read More The Essential Conversation

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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As leaders, one of our most important jobs is to build a community of trust within our organization. “Almost all of the work of the world is done through relationships…

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You can overcome anything if you don’t bellyache. ~Bernard M. Baruch To complain is an intransitive verb that means to express unhappiness, describe symptoms, and protest.  The synonyms are protest,…

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I firmly believe that “It takes a community to raise a child” and so without cooperation and communication between a school and their parent community, ‘we’ cannot fully support our…

Read More Parents as Partners