Sunday, November 22, 2020
When the Mission is the Problem
The mission is vital; it is the essence, after all, of what drives any organization. But there are times that commitment to the mission may...
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Letter to a Discouraged Student
To a discouraged student, You're discouraged. I know you are. Your heart sank when you saw the grades. But those letter grades don’t...
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Letter to a Stressed Teacher in 2020
Teacher Friend, You're stressed. I know you are. I'm a principal, and it's easy for me to say, "Hang in there -- thanks fo...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
10 Things I Believe About Education and Leadership During a Pandemic
1. This pandemic has underscored an important truth that many educators have always known: we need each other. Nothing can replace human c...
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Maintaining Staff Morale
David Weinberger once said, "The smartest person in the room is the room." This poignant adage speaks to the power of collaborati...
Thursday, November 7, 2019
On the way to school, my daughter told me about the talent show going on today. I asked her if she needed money, and she indicated she ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The Unforgettable Interview
About 6 or 7 years ago, I interviewed a teacher named Jake Huggins. He seemed like a nice guy; he had a few years under his belt; and ...
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