Tag: educational leadership

“How do we get reluctant administrators on board with utilizing technologies to communicate, connect, and collaborate?” This is one of the most prevalent questions I encounter when chatting with educators…

Read More The bar has been raised.

Spending the last four days at a national leadership conference (CASA 11) in Niagara Falls on 21st Century Learning and Innovation (which had no Twitter hashtag until a few of…

Read More This is not optional anymore…

As educators, we are often faced with an opportunity to take the easy road or the hard road.  The easy road often works for us as parents, teachers, and administrators…

Read More It’s Easy…

Treat a man as he is and you make him worse than he is. Treat a man as he has the potential to become and you make him better than…

Read More The Power of Believing

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

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?

Benjamin Zander tells the story of two salesman going to Africa in the 1900’s. One of the salesman wrote back and talked of the bleak situation since no one had…

Read More What Do You See?

I remember reading the Tipping Point a little while ago, when Gladwell discusses the “Law of the Few”.  If we are wanting schools to continuously improve, what is the role…

Read More Are we connectors?

In the span of a day, a principal can see and do many things. Here is an example of one of my Fridays: Teaching a high school class and helping…

Read More The No-Policy Policy

The more I have been involved using social media helping to create incredible opportunities for myself and our students, the more I have seen the value. Many comments however regard…

Read More Turn On the “Share” Button

As a college basketball referee, I have numbed to the inappropriate comments coming from fans during games. You have to a certain amount of confidence as a ref to be…

Read More The Easiest Thing To Do