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
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
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
It is Tuesday, November 11 and I arrive at the school around 7:15 am. I always try to arrive early because I can get a lot more done when the school is quiet. It is vertical day today (student leadership groups) so the first thing I do is start making a list of tasks for… Continue reading Day in the Life of a Principal-Day 2
I was reading through some of my twitter feeds this week and came across one from @suewalters titled "A Week in the Life of a Principal" by Kate Fogarty. She decided to keep track of her week reflecting on how she spends her time. Sue was hoping other principals would do the same so we… Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Principal-November 11
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?
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?