Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Fred Factor – Do you have it?

I very recently read Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.  This  was recommended by educational leader, Justin Tarte in his must reads  for those in the field of education.  At the beginning of his book, Sanborn describes is postman, Fred and … Continue reading

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11 Lessons Learned on the Stairs Today

As many of you many know, I have a passion for photography. I love taking photos and revisiting places I have been, moments in time, and all kind of memories through photographs I take. Unfortunately, I do not take photos … Continue reading

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Student Achievement to Me

I was asked recently to share my thoughts on what student achievement meant to me and how an elementary principal contributes to student achievement. What interesting and powerful questions.  These questions are both huge and could be the topic of … Continue reading

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How I Share

I’ve written about the importance of sharing here, here, here and here, so I thought I would blog about some of the different ways I share with others. I am hoping that if I share some of the ways I … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons

I’ve been reflecting a great deal lately about what I’ve learned (and continue to learn) about leadership and leading. I would like to share a few of these reflections here. During my nearly 8 years as a vice-principal (with two … Continue reading

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Power of Sharing

I still haven’t finished my “Introduction” to ETMOOC post, but will do that soon. I just had to get this post out of my head tonight. This afternoon, I attended Dean Shareski’s Sharing as Accountability session in the #ETMOOC (Educational … Continue reading

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No One Knows Everything

As I reflect on my holidays, and think of the new year upon us, a conversation I overheard stands out. I was standing in line at a grocery store in San Francisco.  Two people (obviously tourists to San Francisco) were … Continue reading

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But, He Can Do It At Home….

Have you ever had a parent tell you, “But Johnny (insert any child’s name here) can count to 100 by 2’s (insert any skill here) at home with no difficulty at all. He does it all the time!” As a … Continue reading

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Inspirational Kids

I started a new blog last night.  Kind of a spur of a moment thing, really, but I think it will be fun.  The blog was inspired by George Couros (@gcouros on Twitter) who posted a wonderful video about an … Continue reading

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My Resilient Little Girl

My 7-year-old daughter continues to amaze me every day. A little over a week ago, she broke her elbow playing on the monkey bars (or more specifically, falling OFF the monkey bars). It was a very bad break so she … Continue reading

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