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….