Category: Leadership

A Great Talk with Dr. Dave Schmittou

I can’t thank Dave enough for his generous invitation to be interviewed for his podcast, The Lasting Learning. Dave is one of those phenomenal, high-energy leaders who bring out the best in those around him and he made this talk a great experience.  I…

Great Talk in Texas/Take the Dive

A great opportunity

This past week I had the pleasure of connecting and sharing with the Somerville ISD and Snook ISD in Texas! I want to thank them for rolling out a very warm reception and allowing me to give the opening year talk on how we…

Signs You Need a Revolution!

Education is like most professions, full of good people with good intentions and strong desires to be productive and effective. For most professionals, this means finding things that work and ways to replicate success. After all, we all want to be successful and enjoy…

Start Your Revolution!!

I’m happy to share that after almost two years, ‘The Revolution: Its Time to Empower Change in Our Schools’ is finally here. My co-author Darren [@dellwein] published it under the Teacher Like a Pirate, #tlap, banner and we couldn’t be happier with support and…

Joining #GAED

This might be news to some but for several close friends and colleagues, its not news to say that after several glorious years in North Carolina I’m happy to announce I’m joining Grady County Schools. This is actually a couple of months late in…

Beyond the Task

School leaders have a lot on their plates – there are things that just have to get done. Everything that has to be done is about making sure people are safe, have what they need and being nurtured/supported/pushed to do better.   The managerial…

Would YOU Be Inspired to Learn From You?

First impressions are huge. While we shouldn’t make judgements about people or situations from a first glance, they are undeniably powerful. I asked teachers to tap into this powerful opportunity by thinking of a saying or message and painting it above their freshly painted…