Last week on Thursday we had our #hacklead chat following an awesome Monday night episode of our MOOC with Bryan Brutto (@mrbrutto) about “flattening the walls of school” and telling your classroom/school’s story. The chat was so fun I even got my brilliant and beautiful other half (@211Room) to participate in the chat. We were sitting […]Read more "This Makes Me Uncomfortable #hacklead"
In Episode 2 of our podcast on Hacking Leadership we talked to Mark Blanchard (@ALMVP1980) and he talked about the incredible experience he had co-planning and then ultimately co-teaching as a principal. He inspired me to think about this over the last few days. Coincidently I just read a great post by Katie Martin (@katiemartinedu) […]Read more "A Match Made in Edu-Heaven #hacklead"
Last night I had the pleasure of being star-struck AND a fan-boy at the same time. In real time. From the comfort of my own home! How did this occur you ask? Well, I was fortunate to be invited by Todd @tb2boys and Jessica @peconicooks to be a co-host (more like third wheel) for PASHPERD’s Season 2 MOOC […]Read more "(Re)Learn to Focus on Learning #hacklead"
I can honestly say that I never expected to be writing this post and yes, I had one titled “Lessons In Losing” all ready to go. Why did I have both? I felt that the momentous personal event of the Philadelphia Eagles wining their (and my!) first ever Super Bowl should certainly be highlighted in […]Read more "Lessons In Winning… (Part 1)"
Humility as a leader. Humility as an administrator. Humility as a teacher. Humility as a human being. These are critical in our schools and seemingly more and more rare. How many times have I caught myself making a conversation with a student about how I am impacted by their behavior (assistant principal….. daily!)? How often […]Read more "When it is about you, you’ve already lost."
Recently I was in an after school PD session with a mix of teachers and administration. Not sure how the topic of conflict came up, but a teacher who I’ve known for a long time raised her hand and said, “I used to allow the conflicts I had with adults in my life dominate my […]Read more "Maybe It’s Me? Not You!"
I was asked what my “why” was for participating in a book study about the Innovators Mindset. As a high school assistant principal I am mired in attendance, discipline, and crap. This made my work “supervising” teachers as the part of my job that I looked forward to the most. And this meant I needed […]Read more "Why?"