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Top Ten Things to Not Forget as a Principal – Jessica Hanson

Top Ten Things to Not Forget as a Principal – Jessica Hanson

(Originally posted on Love the Learning.) By Jessica Hanson Embarking on a new journey to become the principal of an elementary campus has already had it’s highs and lows and I haven’t even started the school year yet. I have already been faced with tough decisions that required me to “Move people’s cheese” and “Dip […]

Embrace the New Year and the New Teacher – Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez

Embrace the New Year and the New Teacher – Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez

(Originally posted at Education, Leadership and 21st Century Pedagogy.) By Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez   The Back to School blog posts are appearing. They’re showing up in our in boxes, our Twitter feeds, on Google+ and our Facebook feeds. Where just a week ago, our social media was filled with pictures of smiling couples, groups of friends […]

Surviving Tuesday – Walter A. Kozlowski

Surviving Tuesday – Walter A. Kozlowski

(Originally posted on Servant Principal.) By Walter A. Kozlowski   My wife and I usually do not see each other on Tuesday. In fact, we rarely even get a chance to talk. Her shift begins an hour before my day at school ends. I leave the building with barely enough time to pick up one […]

What’s Holding You Back? – Ben Gilpin

What’s Holding You Back? – Ben Gilpin

(Originally posted on The Colorful Principal.) By Ben Gilpin 2014 was the start of something special.  That something was #ClassroomCribs.  I’m a believer that learning spaces matter.  As we jump start 2015, I feel it is critical to talk about where we’ve been and what we’re learning. This past summer +A.J. Juliani, +Erin Klein and I began working […]

To Inspire and Be Inspired – Annabelle’s Story – Brad Latzke

To Inspire and Be Inspired – Annabelle’s Story – Brad Latzke

(Originally posted on Expanding Learning Frontiers.) By Brad Latzke Last October, Annabelle, a grade seven student at Shanghai American School, came to school just like any other day. She felt a little dizzy before going home. Within hours, Annabelle suffered a devastating stroke brought on by several undiagnosed brain tumors. She underwent emergency surgery and her […]

Goldilocks Leadership: A Balance of Hard and Soft Skills – Bethany Hill

Goldilocks Leadership: A Balance of Hard and Soft Skills – Bethany Hill

(Originally posted on Communicate, Coach, Care: The Central Purpose) By Bethany Hill We all know that in order to be successful in roles where networking with others is a necessity, there must be a fine balance between using technical knowledge to know what needs to be accomplished  along with the emotional intelligence regarding the people […]

Everybody Has a Story – Dan Butler

Everybody Has a Story – Dan Butler

(Originally posted on Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat.) By Dan Butler I was walking down the hallway of one of my schools the other day and passed three students who all smiled from ear to ear and waved when they saw me.  There is nothing like being the principal of an elementary school; there […]