I used to have 20/20 vision. I could see perfectly, except for the fact that I have a bit of red-green color blindness which -- at worst -- led to me wearing blue instead of my preferred purple ties. But, time... And age... Now, I am unable to read anything without the aid of a … Continue reading Our Lenses Matter…
This post is Part III of The Redefined Principal Project. I am hoping this post will go viral. Not because it contains any great ideas, but because I need the input of a diverse group of educators -- teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff. Have you witnessed unique leadership ideas or actions that have been … Continue reading Unorthodox (but purposeful) Principal Strategies?
Disclaimer: as with all posts on my blog, the views expressed in this post represent my personal opinion and are not intended to be associated with my employer. This was posted with my daughter's permission. My daughter is an immigrant. Perhaps not in the "legal" sense, but by Google's definition she would qualify. She was born … Continue reading Have We Forgotten that We Belong to One Another?
This post is Part II of The Redefined Principal Project. And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, … Continue reading My “Not-to-Do” List [first draft]
Lately, I have been reading A LOT about social-emotional learning, alternatives to traditional discipline (i.e. restorative practices, mediation, mindfulness), physical classroom environments, and other unique ways to support the students and staff members of our school community. Not only are these subjects of personal passion, I know that effectively managing our learning space and working … Continue reading Improving Personally to Improve Collectively: A Few Reflection Questions
Part 1b of a series (read part 1a here: The Journey Back to Me) For what it’s worth... it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this … Continue reading The Redefined Principal Project, Part 1b
Several years ago I traveled to Haiti for the first time. It was truly life-changing. Since that first trip, I have been back so many times I have lost count. There are many ways that Haiti has changed me, but most significant is that I have gained family members -- Odines, Amy and Dyno (my … Continue reading 10 Reasons Relationships Matter