Become a Productive School Leader

On the afternoon of Saturday, December 12th I will be presenting a three hour workshop for school leaders at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. This is offered in conjunction with the annual TIES conference which begins the following Monday. Here is the official workshop description: An important part of being an effective school leader is […]

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Transformative Principal #42-43 ⇢

I was recently interviewed by Jethro Jones for his Transformative Principal podcast. The interview has been split into two episodes. In the first we discussed what it’s like to be the principal of a parochial school, balancing responsibilities, and what I look for when interviewing teacher candidates. In the second episode we discussed how I […]

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Protecting the Principal’s iPad

Some people put colorful, bulky cases on their iPhones and iPads. I am not one of those people. When I started using an iPad 2 regularly for work two years ago, I looked for a case that wouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb. I wanted something that I would feel comfortable using while working as […]

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“Leading Online” ⇢

I somehow missed it when it was published in January, but this iBook by Stephen Valentine and Reshan Richards is excellent summer reading for school leaders of all types. This is a book about organizational leadership, framed through the lens of school leadership. Published online, in the very world it seeks to describe, this book offers instruction, […]

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The Tasks of the Principal

The Minnesota Board of School Directors requires all candidates for principal licensure to review a long list of competencies and then complete a pre-assessment to evaluate current skill levels. I’m in the middle of this assignment now and am finding that it requires a lot of thought and reflection about what I have completed in […]

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