Category Archives: Leadership Essentials

Getting back up is hard…

So, I fell on the ski hill yesterday.  No big deal.  I was actually stationary and had turned to watch my son snowboard down behind me when I caught an edge or something and hit the ground with a smack. … Continue reading

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Make Room for the Precious in Your Life

Back when I first became a Vice Principal, the entire cohort of new Principals and Vice Principals was brought together for a day of PD to kick off the year-long internship program. For one activity, we were put into groups … Continue reading

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My Learning Project Update – Am I Built to Learn?

It has been several weeks since I started to learn the clarinet. I’ve documented four lessons, each showing (I hope) a bit of progress. At first I felt very frustrated that I was barely able to make a sound with … Continue reading

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What is trending locally and what are we doing about it?

A couple of days ago, a tweet from @PrincipalNorth, Jordan Kolbeck, caught my attention.  Like me, Jordan noticed that a mean hashtag was trending on twitter.  Jordan asked what we might replace it with and here is our little back … Continue reading

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My Learning Project – Clarinet Lesson #3

In this lesson, I share some of the things with which I have been struggling lately.  Like breathing.  And counting.  Basics Thank goodness I have several weeks until Jingle Bells season! Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Pin it Share … Continue reading

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#Ecoo11 “Connecting to Lead Learning Communities”

Good morning! The google doc for our session is here. The background “flipped video” is here. Please take a moment to let me know where we should start by answering this question:   Try this audience polling system at Poll … Continue reading

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#ecoo11 Session: Connecting to Lead Learning Communities

On October 21st at 8:30 am, George Couros and I will host a workshop / discussion at The Educational Computing Organization of Ontario’s Conference exploring how leaders and aspiring leaders in the field of education can use online tools and social … Continue reading

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Don’t believe in “can’t”

On Friday I was able to duck out of my school for a couple of hours to witness the cross-country running event taking place nearby.  We had a bus load of kiddos participating, and it is important for them to … Continue reading

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Educational Leadership

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See things differently and you will change the world

Love this. Just love it. We need to encourage our kids to see things differently and to know that they WILL change the world. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Pin it Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to … Continue reading

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