As a school leader, I must work to connect the dots and create a supportive cultural web which aligns with school mission and values. This is what I like to think of as my "Front Drawer" material. When opening the front drawer of your desk, what is it that you see?
I'm on my way back from Santa Fe, NM, after attending a Division Heads conference for area private school leaders. As I sit in the back of the airplane, I find myself surprised to find a unique opportunity to reflect on my practice. For inspiration in this effort, I turn to the May 2017 issue... Continue Reading →
Ice, Ice, Baby This is a great article, and one worth considering as applicable to students and to the adults in the room. I just returned from a conference with other Division Heads during which Dr. Rob Evans, educational psychologist and author, spoke in the closing session about the “tough conversation” between schools and families.... Continue Reading →
In creating a framework for an observation program, the IL Challenge curriculum details the danger of building classroom walkthroughs via checklists and itemized reports. Some walkthrough programs include pages upon pages of items to “check off” during an observation session; the glaring problem here is that you may NEVER see an item that is necessary... Continue Reading →
A nightmare rears its ugly head all too often from mid August to sometime in early June, aligning very well with the beginning and end of the school year. The scene varies from episode to episode, but one example depicts me in the kitchen preparing dinner. I have chicken on the grill, vegetables on the... Continue Reading →