Ignoring Readers at Our Own Peril

Yesterday I was driving home with my son we went for a trail bike ride and I asked him when was the last time one of his teachers asked him about what he was reading or had a “book conference” with him.  He is in middle school and I just…

Is the Pursuit of Perfection Hampering You?

I love reading The Leadership Freak and one of the recent posts really caught my eye.  It is titled 10 Secrets To Moving Forward While Falling Short.  I think many of us, especially those in educational leadership, are perfectionists by nature.  Our jobs demand it.  We think everyone demands it…

The Great Myth in Education

This morning I had the opportunity to participate in the twitter chat #leadupchat. I love this weekly Saturday morning chat and participate about twice a month.  This week we were chatting about creating whitespace and opportunities for reflection.  While it is the first time I have come across the term…

Back to 2007

One of our teachers said something this evening on twitter that made me think back to a blog post I wrote a while ago. Looking back, I wrote it in 2007 when I was just starting to blog.  Looking back at that blog post brought me to earlier posts.  I…

Please stop!

I also posted this is on coprincipals.wordpress.com Are you using reading logs in your school?  Why? I have seen reading logs do a couple of things – they make readers loathe reading when they have to fill out the logs and they make non-readers lie and fill them out anyway….

Co-Principal?

A lot has changed since I last posted to my blog on a regular basis.  One of the biggest changes is that I am no longer a principal in Rock Hill, S.C.  I am now a Co-Principal in Rowan-Salisbury.  What exactly is a Co-Principal?  Head on over to our Co-Principal…

Who Is Telling Your Story?

Are you telling the true story of your school?  How can you use social media to share what your school is all about?  This is an article I wrote about using social media to help tell your school’s story.  I hope you enjoy the read! http://www.nassp.org/tabid/3788/default.aspx?topic=Who_Is_Telling_Your_Story_  

Inforgaphics to Share Your Message

I am currently sitting in on a session on using info graphics to visualize data.  Data visualization is an interesting areas and something that had great potential in education.  Think about how you like to receive information.  Would you rather read through a list of stats or see them presented…