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Books For Children Age 4 to Adult

  “Your Kids Aren’t Too Old for Picture Books, and Neither Are You” article by Pamela Paul was in the February 20 New York Times. She is the author of the book How to Raise a Reader. Her message and spirit are precious and most informative for teachers and parents. Having read

March ideas for your staff and a message for you, leader!

I can’t even mentally process that it’s almost MARCH…it feels like we just tried to do March and it all derailed, right? Heavens to betsy. I wanted to share a couple of quick ideas to show your staff that it is fact, March…of 2021, actually! and they are still hanging

Adapting Ideas to Drive Real Change

One of the joys and challenges of blogging regularly is trying to come up with original content that has substance. I can tell you firsthand that this is no easy feat as it seems like virtually everything has been written about in some form or another.  In many cases, content

Common Dog Health Issues You Can Treat at Home

Like their owners, dogs can also get sick but can be treated at home without needing a trip to the veterinarian’s consulting rooms. So, if your doggie is a little under the weather, play a waiting game or treat the problem yourself.  This approach might be challenging because dogs cannot

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Books For Children Age 4 to Adult

  “Your Kids Aren’t Too Old for Picture Books, and Neither Are You” article by Pamela Paul was in the February 20 New York Times. She is the author of the book How to Raise a Reader. Her message and spirit are precious and most informative for teachers and parents. Having read

March ideas for your staff and a message for you, leader!

I can’t even mentally process that it’s almost MARCH…it feels like we just tried to do March and it all derailed, right? Heavens to betsy. I wanted to share a couple of quick ideas to show your staff that it is fact, March…of 2021, actually! and they are still hanging

How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt

I first came across author Robert Sutton when I viewed him on a Daniel Pink video. I was immediately intrigued by the title of his book, The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt.”  Then, I was surprised to read the NYTimes  article “Michael Jordan: N.B.A.

Learning Leadership: Looking Back and Ahead

This summer will mark seven years since I launched my first blog post as part of what was then a new blog, Learning Leadership.  At that time I was a relatively new Principal, curious about the connections between learning and leadership.  As an educator, a husband, and a dad, I’ve made

How to Practice Python Programming Skills

Python is a complicated language to learn, but it’s also one of the most popular programming languages in the world, which means you can use it for all kinds of software development projects. The best way to learn any programming language is through consistent practice. You’re probably wondering how to

Adapting Ideas to Drive Real Change

One of the joys and challenges of blogging regularly is trying to come up with original content that has substance. I can tell you firsthand that this is no easy feat as it seems like virtually everything has been written about in some form or another.  In many cases, content

Is School Choice a Bad Thing?

 Recently, I read an article in Civil Beat about the closure of small private schools in Hawaii.  I agree with the author that for some students, these schools are right for them, and they have opportunities they might not have in larger private schools. And yes, we need students to have

The Lengths Teachers Will Go For Kids

While the challenges schools have faced during the pandemic are often portrayed in the media, some notable changes to practice have occurred. Each day I am in awe as I see innovation in action shared on social media, especially in the areas of blended, remote, and hybrid pedagogy.  It goes

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Moving to a Hybrid Learning Model

We don’t know for sure what education will look like in the future, but one thing is for sure, and that is the need to adapt and evolve.   The pandemic shuttered schools across the globe, and lessons, some of which were very hard, were learned.  As re-entry planning either begins

School Online Resources

So much is happening in education—on all levels—and will continue into the summer, fall, and the 2020-21 school year. In January a colleague of mine took on the role of Head of School of ICL (Institute for Civic Leadership) Academy, which is a 100% virtual school (grades 7-12) affiliated with

Are Schools Ready for What Comes Next?

At the beginning of 2020, no one could have foreseen the impact of the pandemic.  In the face of a myriad of obstacles, educators have stepped up to implement remote learning to get through the remainder of the academic year.  Now schools are either winding down or starting back up