Category Archives: Life lessons

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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The Importance of Taking a Vacation…A REAL Vacation

This post really has nothing to do with education or research. It does not contain strategies or resources. But I believe that it does provide you with something that will make you a better school leader. Take a break. No, … Continue reading

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What is Your Box of Chalk?

When I left the classroom for the Assistant Principal’s office, I purged everything from my classroom and my office. I gave away binders full of lesson plans, equipment, books and resources…even office supplies. What was left fit very nicely into … Continue reading

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