Category: school leadership

Connecting with Text Messages

I’m a big texter. I think its fair to say that most people rely on it stay connected with friends and co-workers. As a communication medium, it quick and a great go-to tool. My objective in communicating with my stakeholders is to provide, accurate…

School Leadership 3.0: Make Your Tools Mobile

This is a picture of my office desk. I’ve also made it the background for my Twitter profile. I was inspired to take this picture after a teacher visited my office and she immediately remarked about these tools that cluttered about my desk [this…

Education 3.0

There have been some great posts published recently outlining the shift from Education 1.0  to Education 3.0. Its not all about resources and tools. 1.0 to 3.0 is about a commitment to better practices, exploration, change and being willing to go back to formula…

A Review – My iPad Improves My Administrative Functions

I was inspired to write this post after visiting one of our classes where students were using iPads to complete an assignment. I asked a group of kids how they like working with the iPads and did it help with their work. All three…

Why Does Algebra HAVE to be at 11:34?

Our current schedule is a 7 period day. We have been working hard to transition to a modified block. Our leadership team has been involved in a great deal of planning and communication to make sure that this transition is seamless to our organization…

Your Toolbox

I had a great, reaffirming conversation with another administrator in my school district @CumberlandCoSch.  At a  scheduling workshop for secondary schools, I met up with Dan Krumanocker and Troy Lindsey, principal and assistant principal of Douglas Byrd High School. A couple of months ago,…

Boomerang – A Gmail Enhancement

My district, Cumberland County Schools [@CumberlandCoSch] is a Google district. Like a lot of districts, many of our functions have been sent to the ‘cloud’. In addition to benefiting from the integration of many Google apps, our email is now hosted on Google’s servers….