President’s Day reflections on education redux

Three years ago on President’s Day weekend, I posted a blog to not only commemorate the holiday but also reflect upon thoughts and statements some of our leaders have made about education.  If you’re interested, you can find that post at https://ericlfox.com/2017/02/20/do-it-for-them-this-presidents-day-and-each-day/ This year I decided to revisit the topic.  Perhaps we’re already tired of…Read more President’s Day reflections on education redux

Do it for them, not because it’s easy, but because it is hard.

I've had the great learning opportunity to participate in the McKinsey Management Program for School Leaders through the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  It has provided tremendous growth around the area of communication and mastering challenging conversations.  Perhaps the greatest challenge any of us faces in our personal and professional lives revolves around the…Read more Do it for them, not because it’s easy, but because it is hard.

Around the globe, teachers do it for them!

I recently returned from a great trip to China accompanying students from my high school to a sister school in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province in the People's Republic of China.  I'm so proud of the students and our district and school leadership for continuing this relationship for the past 16 years.  I'll…Read more Around the globe, teachers do it for them!

Readings and reflections for Independence Day

I sit in an office that says “Associate Principal” on the door, but I’ve been fascinated with history since I was a kid.  I started my career as a social studies educator, and my passion is still in learning more about those who came before us, their contexts, their dilemmas, their challenges, their courage, their…Read more Readings and reflections for Independence Day

“Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon it’s goods…”

My computer crashed towards the end of the school year and I panicked.  Yes, I know I'm supposed to back it up to the server.  Yes, I know that I give that advice to others.  Yes, I know that I can perform some regular functions to make the calamity less likely or less devastating.  All…Read more “Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon it’s goods…”

We do what we’re set up to do – no more and no less.

I got back late yesterday from Dallas where I attended AVID Summer Institute.  I’ve attended Summer Institute more times than I can remember in the last 13 years, so to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t pumped about going.  I’d been there, heard it and gotten tshirts, so I wasn’t sure I was going to benefit…Read more We do what we’re set up to do – no more and no less.