Administration, Principals, Students, Teaching

My Attitude Adjustment

Every week my brain gets fixated on one topic that I just can't quite seem to get off my mind.  This week's topic seems to be how to let go of the things we cannot control.   After another long week filled with office visits, parent communication (not always supportive or positive) and meetings, my general attitude… Continue reading My Attitude Adjustment

Administration, Principals

Week in the Life of a Principal-Day 4

Thursday, November 14 7:00- I came out this morning to rain which seems weird considering I live in Saskatchewan, Canada and it should be snowing.  I arrived at the school with the usual things on my mind. I wanted to get my day organized, work through the emails that I had ignored at the end of… Continue reading Week in the Life of a Principal-Day 4

Administration, Principals

Week in the Life of a Principal-Day 3

Wednesday, November 13 7:10- I arrive at school knowing that I have a bit of work to do on my sub plan for today, I send out some emails, sign out computer carts for my sub and finish finding the books we were requested to take to our administration meeting today.  I also needed to touch base… Continue reading Week in the Life of a Principal-Day 3

Administration, Gender, Students, Teaching

Can Boys Be Boys in School?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/ My Friday morning started with a visit from some parents before I had even finished morning announcements.  What they had to say surprised my somewhat, and certainly caused me to have something to reflect and consider over the weekend besides report card preparation.  They came to discuss the fact that their son felt like we were… Continue reading Can Boys Be Boys in School?

Administration, Inquiry based learning, Students

To Inquire or Not to Inquire?

As I have previously mentioned, I have gone back in the classroom this fall for the first time in about 5 years.  In that five-year time span, I have moved to a new school division in a new province, worked in two different schools, moved into school administration and completed my master's degree.  I have… Continue reading To Inquire or Not to Inquire?