Melinda Miller

Melinda Miller

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…

11 Secrets to Surviving the Holidays For Principals

Serving our school community during the holidays can be one of the most rewarding experiences. It can also be exhausting. Between staff, students, family, friend celebrations and gift exchanges it can be quite overwhelming, to say the least. This is where my 11 secrets to surviving the holidays for principals come in. Yes, PRINCIPAL holiday…

The Ultimate Guide to the Apple Watch for Principals

The Ultimate Guide to the Apple Watch for Principals is meant to help other principals get the most out of their smartwatches. Finally, I have discovered the secrets to productivity using the Apple watch. Hopefully, this guide will get your productivity juices flowing. My relationship with the Apple Watch has been tumultuous over the years.…

November and The Illusion of Gratitude

How seriously do you take being grateful and/or having a heart of gratitude? Is gratitude something you practice daily or just in November around Thanksgiving? How much better could our lives be if we practice gratitude daily? Not just during November challenges, but every day. This time of year gratitude seems like an illusion. Everyone…