Author Archives: drellena

About drellena

Principal of Tomahawk Creek Middle School in Chesterfield County, Virginia. President of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals.

‘Tis the Season

Maybe I am just getting old, or maybe I am old fashioned, but it seems that the holiday decorations and ads are coming earlier and earlier each year. Please understand that our house is decorated the day after Thanksgiving (which … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my weekly Diigo bookmarks for November 6. I have had some issues that have prevented me from contributing as much as I would like, but I am hoping that I will get back into the routine this week! … Continue reading

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What I have Learned this Year (So Far)

I am 55 years old, and I am in middle school. Well, not IN middle school, but I have started my 30th year in a middle school. My wife would tell you I have always been a slow learner. But … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my weekly DIigo posts for the week of September 18. Hard to believe that this is the last week of September already. Time flies…make the most of it! Andrea Stringer: Being observed in the classroom is a professional … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my weekly Diigo posts for September 18, 2017. Working on a post for later this week so stay tuned! Numerous Ways Smart Leaders Foolishly Minimize Employees | #Leadership – Kate Nasser Leaders should never minimize the contributions of … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my weekly Diigo posts for the week of August 21. My staff reports back to school tomorrow, so I am hoping to get back into a routine starting tomorrow. I wish everyone a fantastic 2017-18 school year! Rules … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my weekly Diigo posts for the week of August 7. Hope you are getting ready for the new school year and that your plans are both innovative and exciting. 6 Daily Practices to Enhance Your Teaching – Educational … Continue reading

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