For the past several weeks, I have been sending the following email to my teaching staff. I call it, my office opt out. If you would like some principal assistance, I have the following openings available for this week: [this is followed by specific dates and class periods] I am willing to: Give (or monitor) … Continue reading What I Learned By Opting Out of My Office
Things aren't as easy as you might think. I like school. My classes don't start until after nine o'clock, but I'm usually awake early -- sometimes by six fifteen. My Mom, or my Nana, drop me off at school by seven-thirty so that they are able to make it to work on time. There are … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Student
There is too much time in my day and I don't have enough to do. ...said no one above the age of fourteen. Ever. For most of us, packed schedules and long to-do lists make every day an exercise in determining opportunity costs. If I choose to do activity "y", what will be the impact … Continue reading The “Things That Matter Most” Protocol
I love cross-country. You know, the sport where you run off-road, up hills, and around trees. I was an average cross-country runner in high school, but I learned a lot from the sport and really enjoy my teammates and camaraderie. Here is a link to article that does a pretty good job explaining some of … Continue reading What If We Are Only As Good As Our Fifth Runner?