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The Death of Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Like Robinson, I think more and more educators are … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

In a TED Talk Education segment, education advocate Geoffrey Canada challenges schools to think about relevant school data, consider the consumer (parents/students), and develop systematic shifts in order to help … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tech Isn’t Everything – Teachers Are! Applications to Better Prepare Educators for the Digital Age

Here is an article that I discovered that I thought I’d pass along to anyone looking for interesting apps during the summer relating to technology and the classroom. Happy Summer! … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Leaning into Technology

For years, educators have struggled to define successful technology integration. Like many of my colleagues I, too, have worked with teams of other school leaders and teachers to determine how … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Read This Now: Leadership and Capacity

In this week’s Read This Now, I ‘d like to not only spotlight a great article about leadership but to also share a wonderful resource that I recently discovered called Connected Principals. … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reading: Method to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

For years, teachers have suggested lists of the best books for children based on their grade and reading level. However, parents should also make sure they have a variety of … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

Read This Now: 5 Transitions Great Leaders Make

Each week, I’d like to use principalaim to highlight an educational perspective that I share or that I am wrestling with.  This week’s Read This Now entry suggests there are five key transitions that help … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

School Leadership: Jim Collins’ The “X Factor” of Great Leadership

I was fortunate enough to attend a conference in February where author Jim Collins was the conference’s opening day speaker.  During the lead up to his session, I wondered what … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The School Day Just Got Healthier

This is a new tag line on the United States Department of Agriculture’s website.  On yesterday, June 27, The USDA launched its latest initiative to help improve the kinds of … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment