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MAY 15, 2012 [Books] “I didn’t take this job to give up on you!”
There is much to say about the stance one wants to take as a school leader, while dealing with the trials that are part and parcel of a leadership role that is ultimately about people – young people – and therefore comes with a complex play book and rule book. How often have I said this? And often vehemently. ” .
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JULY 8, 2011 [Books] For an Organization… With People…
This is not just some politically correct line in my book – it holds deeper meaning for me. When people mention anything about working ‘for’ me, I quickly correct them saying they work ‘with’ me. People who know me, recognize that I hold strong opinions on different issues. And why do they need to know?
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AUGUST 30, 2011 [Books] Do You See What I See?
share books and resources that might inspire them. It’s fun to be around kids. They entertain us with their curiosity and irrepressible comments. They are so engaged in the world and their experiences. It would be difficult as an educator to avoid picturing them as adults. My own career has taken so many twists and turns. “Never!
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FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S PEN [Books] Get Ready… Get Set… Recharge Your Batteries!
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
” I have started taking more time to do the things I enjoy like spending time with my family, reading a book
, listening to music or dabbling in a hobby. That’s how I would define the last few days. Sometimes it feels like a tiny hiccup, and at other times it’s a slump that lasts a few days. Thank goodness for that! Oh, no! MORE >>
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S PEN [Books] “Are You Wearing Your Seat Belt?” ~ Tips for New Principals
| FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
Take a few minutes every day or every week to read from a book
, an article, a blog in the field. Know that this is not easy to do (no wonder lots of books
on time management get written)but remember to make it a priority. It was around this time nine years ago that I got my first job as an elementary school principal. Reflect! Reflect! MORE >>
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S PEN [Books] 3 R’s +
| THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
on leadership (yes, even in the world of business) are starting to emphasize this as an important aspect of strong organizations, and my experiences allow me to concur. I’ve always believed that strong schools are built on a foundation of respectful relationships, where individuals take responsibility for their actions. MORE >>
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S PEN [Books] Unbound from here on…
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
Dr. Seuss knew something about this yo-yo we call life and beautifully described it in his book
‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’ It is quite possible that the title of this post may mean more to me than some might understand but I truly feel free! They cheer me up and inspire me. look forward to sharing them with you. MORE >>
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