Connected Principals Posts

Inspired by Kevin Creutz’s post on Connected Principals, I thought that I would share a post that I had written on my own blog in 2010. The term “master teacher”…

Read More What Makes A Master Teacher

Every great teacher that I know has had a special kind of energy. The special kind of energy that makes it very clear that they are excited about teaching. They…

Read More What Makes a Teacher Great?

Three years ago when I first started as principal in my building, I told my teachers they should expect to see me on a daily basis, even if it was…

Read More Be there.

I was very excited to be asked to write the introduction for an e-book that Richard Byrne is putting together to share with educators next week. I am really hoping…

Read More Push

Yesterday was a great day! It was actually initiated Wednesday after school when I had a staff meeting and realized that I’d barely been in classes for more than a…

Read More No Office Day!

picture from E4educators.org The other day @amadacdykes blogged about “Empowering” and asked what is your empowering word. This got me thinking. What would I answer? Well my first step was to…

Read More Empowering Words

Occassionally, a gift drops in a Principal’s lap. Last spring I received a call from a parent who had been checking out local playgrounds and with no maliciousness whatsoever, he…

Read More The Gift

Earlier today, I tweeted this: Since change is so tough and often compared to grieving, why not hold a wake for the old program/idea when we take our next step?…

Read More Hold a Wake for School Change

Picture from: leadingict.wikispaces.com This month’s Education Leadership magazine is devoted to the topic of Effective Teaching. Therefore I thought I would throw my hat into the rink and share with…

Read More My Thoughts On Effective Teaching

Yesterday, I wrote a short post asking a question about change, and the response was overwhelming. If you have not read the comments in the entirety, there are some fantastic…

Read More You on Change

Growing up Digital, Wired for Distraction? Digitally driven distraction is the bogeyman of the hour. We ed-tech advocates should make clear in every way we can that we are more…

Read More Technology to Engage, not Distract