It is funny how life has a way of making us work for the things we really believe in. I guess if it was an easy, simple path the lessons learned would not be nearly as great and perhaps the reward would not be as sweet. As I have mentioned in previous posts our school… Continue reading What Roadblocks?
The longer you wait, the scarier it gets. I think we have all felt this way some time in our lives. Right now we are making a huge and scary jump in our school to digital portfolios for all. Staff first and students in the fall. As a first step toward this goal we met… Continue reading The Longer We Wait…
I have to admit that I find this time of year both frustrating and exciting. It does not seem to take long for the current school year to crash into the next school year. Decisions are needed for budgets, staffing, ordering and spending and time-tabling, all while business as usual is going on around… Continue reading Loading the Teacher Bus
I spent my Friday meeting with most of my teachers for the mid year check in of their professional growth plans. It was a great way to spend the day and I love spending time getting to know my staff. We rarely have opportunities that are not rushed or focused on too many things. We talked… Continue reading Meeting the Needs of Teachers
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
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?