It seems everybody is talking about Professional Development (PD), and the conversation isn’t always pretty. Suffice it to say, most people agree that PD could be better. This blog post is dedicated to teachers and principals who want more from their professional learning. I teamed up with Dr. Brad Gustafson, principal at Greenwood Elementary in Wayzata, … Continue reading He Said, She Said…..Can We Talk About PD?
Weird Principals. Have you ever heard that advice “Just be yourself” and ever actually really do it? We try so hard in leadership positions to be what we think others want us to be, remembering the many, many leadership ‘characteristics’ that are apparently so vital for success. We read, try to imitate, … Continue reading
Guilt. I feel it everyday. Not getting to school early enough. Not leaving school to get home soon enough. Somedays I feel more like I have failed to meet everyones needs, or accomplish everything I ‘think’ I should be doing. This feeling isn’t just for principals-teachers and other professionals feel it as well. This weekend our ‘plans’ … Continue reading Putting a *Pause* in the Pace of Being a Principal.
Last year over break I worked on the 20 ’16’ ways-this year I took a little turn on the post. In order to really make a positive impact for students-it is key that we as the adults are coming from a place of positivity, mutual appreciation and respect for others as well. During the 2016-17 school year … Continue reading 20 ’17’ Ways to Create a Positive Classroom Environment-*hint it starts with the adults as learners*.