Melinda Miller

Melinda Miller

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Principals

Welcome to the holiday gift guide for principals! Principals don’t expect gifts for the holidays. So put your money away if you are one of my teachers, school families, or students. However, if your own families want to gift you the things that make their lives easier then…BRING IT!!! *Disclaimer – These are NOT affiliate…

Top 10 Benefits of Digital Planning for Busy Principals

What if you could customize your planner/planning system? What if you could take all the planning things that work for you and put them in one place? That’s what digital planning is all about! However, it sounds like we need a digital planner for principals! Sounds like a magical unicorn, doesn’t it?  This is what…

3 Easiest Ways Principals Can Get Positive Feedback

Getting positive feedback is one of the most complex parts of a principal’s job. Although, giving feedback and getting feedback can be a challenge, we need feedback. However, do we want feedback? I personally prefer only positive feedback. Hey, I am being honest. Who really wants to know what they don’t do very well?  The…

End of the Year Staff Awards

Can you think of a more important school tradition than the end of the year awards ceremonies? There are lots of important school traditions. I don’t know about you but I never thought we’d have to carry these celebrations out virtually. During a pandemic of all things. This post is going to share with you…

End of the Year Teacher Check-out

End of the year teacher check-out can be stressful. Couple that with an international pandemic and closed schools. Now you have quite the recipe for significant stress. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. I recently went live in a principal facebook group and talked through our plan for teacher check-out. Hopefully, some of…

Principal’s Guide to Surviving Social Distancing

Whether it’s because of “social distancing” or the “stay at home” order, it appears we all have extra time on our hands. But then again, do we? It’s been over three weeks since CoronaVirus aka COVID-19 aka the Pandemic brought all of our lives to a screeching halt. Anyone feel more productive with all this…

Confessions of a Once Paperless Principal

I QUIT! I don’t consider myself a quitter but the “paperless principal” movement helped me become completely unorganized. The intent of being paperless is to know exactly where everything is at a moment’s notice. As it turns out I can’t find anything anymore. Paperlessness is still the goal. However, it’s super easy to create the…

The 7 Best Facebook Post Ideas for Schools

Facebook post ideas for school are sometimes hard to come by. Of course, there are the obligatory kid pictures of kids doing everything kids do during the school day.  But doesn’t everyone already know what kids do at school all day? Read? Write? Go to recess? So what are other facebook posts? Check out my…