Courage to Make a Difference

As I reflect on my time as a vice-principal, I recall an important moment.  It stuck out for me at the time and made me realize that I was becoming stronger in my ability as an elementary school administrator.  It was after one of the first beginning of the year meetings I attended with the entire staff ofContinue reading “Courage to Make a Difference”

Teachers Must Entertain

The other night, as I read A Framework for Understanding Poverty, by Ruby Payne, I found some of the Hidden Rules Among the Classes very interesting.  Payne says that “the bottom line in generational poverty is entertainment and relationships” (pg. 41), This intrigued me.  Relationships I can understand, but really, entertainment? She  describes a situation where teachers are very concerned aboutContinue reading “Teachers Must Entertain”

Blogging 24-7

I don’t know what the deal is, but I can’t seem to shut off my brain … Is it because I have been ill and in so much pain, I’m not able to sleep? Is it because of the lack of stimulation of my brain the last 7 months staying at home? Is it because of theContinue reading “Blogging 24-7”

Powerful Chit Chat

As I have mentioned, I am currently reading A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne.  I am reading this book mainly because my new assignment is the Vice-Principal  of an Inner-City school in my district. I found Chapter 2 – The Role of Language and Story – to be quite interesting and informative, both educationally and personally.  IContinue reading “Powerful Chit Chat”

PLN’s & PPN’s

Last night I was reflecting upon why I have so readily embraced Twitter and what it has to offer on a professional level.   It’s not just because I am a Plunger, either.  You see, I have done this type of networking in the past.  Years ago, as a teacher, I was an active poster on the Teachers.Net chatboardsContinue reading “PLN’s & PPN’s”