A tribute to a wonderful class leader and friend
I trained and prepared to be a history teacher and loved teaching American history the most. I enjoyed teaching the American Revolution, the creation of the Republic, the Civil War, the Gilded Age, and 20th century history. The units, themes, ideas and words seemed to culminate in the Civil Rights movement for me. I tried…Read more New insights on leading from Dr. King
I feel tired already looking at what’s coming up this week. Just so you stay in the know as well, National Robotics Week is April 2-9, National Library Week is April 3-9. National Window Safety Week is April 4-10 and National Wildlife Week is April 5-9. You can look it up. I found it on…Read more National Assistant Principals Week — AP’s doing it for them!
I have to admit I’ve struggled a bit to get into the spirit of this holiday season, but I got a text from my son that helped point me in the right direction. In our group family text, my oldest son Carter, shared a Garth Brooks song called "Belleau Wood" that I had heard before…Read more Lessons from the truce
There are so many out there who are doing it “for them” right now in such a different context than it’s ever been done before. I was exposed to this song by The Call by a great friend, Wes, in 1990. I’ve found it to be a good wakeup call and something to rouse my…Read more Others who are doing it for “them”
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.
I had fun Saturday night. My wife and I took our teenage daughter to her first “scary” movie at our local drive in. Our family has been enamored with the drive in for a long time and this weekend the weather was gorgeous and the new Halloween was playing on the big screen. It was…Read more To fear or not to fear?
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.