Tag: Teacher

On November 30, 2017, more than one year ago, I sat down for a conversation with Oklahoma’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, Shawn Sheehan. That conversation became episode 045 of Principal Matters. In today’s post, I want to replay that conversation. At the time, Shawn had just ended a campaign season in a failed attempt […]

Read More PMP:Encore045 “Teach Like Me” Interview with Shawn Sheehan

If we had to host our own detentions… how many would we write? how would we want student behavior impacted as a result? how would we work toward achieving that…

Read More The Power of Detentions

Many have leadership titles, but our true leaders exhibit leadership behaviors. Some are listed here. Certainly not an exhaustive list, nor set in stone; but led to some great candid discussion and…

Read More Leaders: Strive to be the Weak Link

I attended my first #EduCon this past weekend. I observed and participated in many great things: learning from educators who regularly take risks, sharing my experiences with others, and bonding…

Read More Do Educators Actually DO Anything?

Embarrassing but true, the above cartoon is not far off from many evaluation experiences.  That is one way it can be done; I propose another, which can be completed with…

Read More Evaluation in 2 Simple Steps

On this Thanksgiving Day I am thankful for many things.  One of those is that I get paid to do what I love: teach kids.  Some people choose a job…

Read More What if I could do THAT??