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Avoid These 11 Mistakes – Walter Kozlowski

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(Originally posted on Servant Principal.) By Walter A. Kozlowski   We all makes mistakes. When utilized properly our errors become learning opportunities. What’s better than making our own mistakes and learning from them is learning from other people’s mistakes. It gets us to our next mistake – our next learning opportunity – more quickly. I […]

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 […]

Top 10 for New Principals – Julie Trepa

Top 10 for New Principals – Julie Trepa

(Originally posted at Leadership that Matters) By Julie Trepa I remember my first day on the job as an administrator.  I had just been hired as an associate principal for a middle school of approximately 1,200 students; it was July 1, and I couldn’t wait to get my feet wet.  I walked into my office […]

Principals do Sleep Sometimes – Jessica Hanson

Principals do Sleep Sometimes – Jessica Hanson

(Originally posted on Love the Learning.) By Jessica Hanson One of my awesome first grade teachers shared this with me and I couldn’t help but chuckle at the first grade humor within the story. But, after closely reading the story I thought, “Wow, this first grader may be on to something.” Principals can command kids. […]

5 Tips to Help Teacher Morale – David Ellena

5 Tips to Help Teacher Morale – David Ellena

(Originally posted on A Principal’s Life.) By David Ellena In this day and age of “education reform”, it seems that teachers and public education are under attack from all sides. The media and politicians continually erode the public confidence in the very people who we watch dedicate themselves on a daily basis to our students. […]

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 […]

4 Steps a School Administrator Can Take to Inspire Others to Grab an Oar and Row – Sam Rangel

4 Steps a School Administrator Can Take to Inspire Others to Grab an Oar and Row – Sam Rangel

(Originally posted on School Administration Mastery.) By Sam Rangel Beyond the horizon, across the vast expanse of the ocean, the captain envisioned a new world. He was certain that a better world existed, but he just needed to get there. He knew he couldn’t get there without some help. As strong as he was, and […]

The Power of Branding – Joe Sanfelippo

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(Originally posted on FC Superintendent.) By Joe Sanfelippo When is the last time something amazing happened in your classroom?  I’ll help you out…the last time you had kids in your classroom and they were engaged in learning, it was amazing.  To think that we have people in this world that have the skill level to […]

What Legacy Will You Leave Behind? – Dan Butler

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(Originally posted on Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat.) By Dan Butler Over the past few years, I have attended a number of retirement parties for teachers, administrators, and support staff members.  Within these gatherings, I have interpreted a common theme from the comments and speeches centered around what type of legacy has been left […]

How the Administration Lost Their Most Amazing Teacher – Sam Rangel

How the Administration Lost Their Most Amazing Teacher – Sam Rangel

(Originally posted on SchoolAdministrationMastery.com) By Sam Rangel She was the most amazing teacher I had ever known. Her name wasn’t Diane, but that’s what I’ll call her. Diane was so full of enthusiasm. She was always smiling, and she never had a negative word to say about any student or about another teacher. She loved […]