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Blended-Learning Resources

If you are a frequent visitor to principalaim then you know how important student-centered instruction is to me. I’ve found one of the best ways to empower students to truly engage in their learning … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Modernizing Instruction

Like many fellow educators, I am always looking for the “best practices” in teaching.  I recently discovered a blog post from TeachThought that provides 8 tips to help teachers better understand how … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Putting Students First

What a great way to start the New Year – focusing on making education better by putting students first. Like so many of my peers in education, we constantly struggle … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Learning Through Exploration

   I believe children learn best when they are given opportunities to be active participates in their learning. In 2014, let’s give children more opportunities to learn through exploration and … Continue reading

December 23, 2013

From Brooklyn to Jakarta: Teaching Teachers Well | Edutopia

From Brooklyn to Jakarta: Teaching Teachers Well | Edutopia. As I prepare to return to school after spending an amazing Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, my first thought is … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Independent School Leaders: Unique Collaboration Focuses on Strategic Sustainability

Strategic planning for the future is essential for any organization especially independent schools across the country. Now, more than ever, independent schools must create strategic goals in order to ensure … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s in Your Toolkit?

Over the years, I’ve often been asked “what is in your toolkit?” My response has often been “it varies depending on the day.” The truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Read This Now!

In this week’s Read This Now entry, I would like to share a video series from Edutopia that will take you directly inside the classrooms of talented educators who are actively using … Continue reading

July 18, 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

Collaboration, Teamwork, and Leadership

Five years ago, I participated in a discussion group where the merit of 21st century learning was a major topic of discussion. After the discussion, I was struck by the … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 4 Comments