Quick Reflection: How to be a good principal (or person…same thing)

The first response that keeps coming up is presence. Leaders can’t lead from an ivory tower. The best results come from watching and experiencing school first hand. That means being in the hallways, observing in the classroom, and making contact/conversation with families at drop off and pickup times. The more we are seen as aContinue reading “Quick Reflection: How to be a good principal (or person…same thing)”

Are We Asking the Wrong Question?

We are all the Man in the Arena As an educational leader, I worry about gun safety laws in our country and how we plan on making the world safer. However, I don’t have an opinion on gun safety that I’d like to share; I’m ignorant on the legal and political stances of key decisionContinue reading “Are We Asking the Wrong Question?”

Imagine, Imagine, Imagine

My youngest son loves Elmo. He adores watching this character sing and dance, particularly with Taye Diggs as they go driving in their imaginary yellow automobile. For some reason, this little jam gets Parker moving and singing. He loves making the sounds that a car makes; he’ll watch the same video over and over. However,Continue reading “Imagine, Imagine, Imagine”

What is Modern Learning?

Taken from a comment I made on a very intriguing post in my Change.School community: Modern Learning is all about the “who” in our daily life. Now, I stole this mantra from my mentor, but I firmly believe in it. Modern learning requires us to know our audience and present ideas and concepts (whether requiredContinue reading “What is Modern Learning?”