Tag: leadership

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…

‘Is Your Leadership Attitude Worth Catching?’

Last month, Dr. Julie Morrow @morrowj1967, our Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, led a talk with principals about setting the tone in our schools and how important our influence is to teachers, students and our community. I tweeted this picture during her presentation as what she was saying…

The Realities of Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning

James Pittman, the technology facilitator at West Rowan Middle School, shared this article with me about a digital/thinking shift happening at AT&T. Gearing Up for the Cloud, AT&T Tells Its Workers: Adapt, or Else http://buff.ly/1QfahPt Randall Stephenson, Chief and Chairman at AT&T, has laid…

Be That Teacher

Teaching is hard. Change is hard. We regularly ask teachers to make difficult adjustments to their practices. Change talks come from all levels, central office, building administrators and from the teachers themselves. If we are going to commit to relevant and rigorous learning, we…

Its a Culture Builder, Not a Selfie Stick

We had our #OpenHouse Thursday night and it was a rousing success! After some heavy promotion and incredible preparation from an incredible staff [#GoBulldogs], we enjoyed a packed gymnasium, full halls and lots of smiles! We had two separate events – one special open…

Connecting and Influence

One of my graduate school professors shared an insight that has stayed with me for after almost 15 years later: Students are the reason we have schools; Teachers are the most important people in the school building; Principals are the most influential people in…

Its About Learning AND Sharing

A recent Twitter post inspired a great exchange between me Jennifer Marten,@jenmarten. I wanted to share this conversation because it epitomizes what effective educators are about. Effective educators should be about learning new information that will make a difference in their schools or classrooms…