No Risk, No Reward

No Risk, No Reward

Risks are things that educators have a hard time taking. Why? For one, when we discuss taking risks we are usually referring to our instruction – which we see as having a direct impact on student learning. By taking risks, we fear irreparable harm on a student’s...
You Can’t Let the Losses Define You

You Can’t Let the Losses Define You

It’s Thursday morning on November 3rd, 2016. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series in the 10th inning of Game 7 just eight hours ago. About 950,000 hours ago, however, was the last time the same team obtained the same level of success. That, my friends, is...
You Can Only Control What You Can Control

You Can Only Control What You Can Control

Control is a funny thing. Sometimes you only feel at peace when you have it and other times you need to lose it to learn and move forward. It’s amazing, actually, that one characteristic can be so polarizing in different situations. Control is something that educators...
An A doesn’t mean you know more than a C

An A doesn’t mean you know more than a C

As a principal, I have the pleasure of fielding many of the concerns that drum up from things that take place in (and out of) the building. Sometimes, these conversations are moderately simple and can be rectified in minutes by simply informing the uninformed. There...

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