Category Archives: Life lessons

The Importance of Your Daily Routine

At least ten times a year, I watch Jimmy Valvano’s speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards. Every time I shed some tears. Every time. His words were straight from his heart, and the were raw with emotion. And they were … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

One of the many things I love about my job and the cycle of the school year is that every year is a fresh start. Hopefully, we have learned from mistakes, gotten better at what we do and apply those … Continue reading

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Weekly Diigo Education Links

Here are my Diigo links for the week of April 13. I am back after a week of spring break for the mad dash to the end of the school year. As we approach our testing season, I know how … Continue reading

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My Educational Bucket List

I have a Bucket List. I think everyone should. These are things that I really WANT to do, but will probably never get around to doing. Seeing the Great Wall of China? Maybe. A week at spring training? Possibly. Owing … Continue reading

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Where do We Draw the Line?

This year we have implemented a 1:1 computer initiative. Every one of my 1363 Timberwolves got a nice new shiny Chromebook in September. There was a lot of trepidation amongst staff members, some bumps in the road and more than … Continue reading

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My Leadership Rules

I am in the process of completing my 30th year in public education. I can remember my first day like it was yesterday. I was young, mostly naïve and ready to get to work. I placed more emphasis on my coaching … Continue reading

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What are YOU Committed To?

Recently I read a very thought provoking post by Justin Tarte on his web site “Life of an Educator”. The post listed ten things that teachers should commit to everyday. I shared the post with my staff and asked them think … Continue reading

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