Insights Into Learning

Archive for June, 2012


The Importance of Being Earnest: Do You Walk Your Talk?

A trivial blog, for serious school leaders I am sure, at one time or another, you have come across The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Recently, I was reflecting on the play, and wondering how it connected to leadership. An important aspect to the play was Wilde’s attempt to expose the Victorian Aristocracy [...]

Tell Me Your ZIP Code and I Will Tell You Your Score

This is less a blog post, but rather an open letter looking for help. I am not blaming anyone. I just need an example (s). Please, someone, show me the way. There has to be someone who defied the odds of their ZIP code. I am the Principal of a recently designated “Focus” School by [...]

The Cat’s in the Cradle

And the cat’s in the cradle with the silver spoon, little boy blue and the man on the moon Father’s Day had always been a difficult day for me until I had my own children. I grew up without a father. He passed away in an unfortunate accident while my mother was pregnant with me. Gone, [...]

Cymbolic Symbolism

As an Elementary principal I have had the opportunity to play floor hockey, football, kickball, challenge students in math, substitute teach, write essays, and even tried Double Dutch  with the students, and teachers. Up until the other night, one thing I had never done was perform with a School Band. Growing up I had an [...]

A year of firsts!

With only a few days left in the 2011-2012, I would like to reflect on this school year. This was the year of firsts. Here is a list of my firsts: – First full year as a principal – First year on Social Media: facebook, twitter, pintrest, google+, edmodo – First ASCD conference! – First [...]