WIN With Your PLN

Woodrow Wilson once said, “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”  I can’t think of a better quote that explains the relevance of a Professional Learning Network (PLN). If you would have asked me 11 years ago when I entered the world of education what a… Continue reading WIN With Your PLN

More to the Score

//www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1B99fji&width&layout=standard&action=like&show_faces=true&share=true&height=80 This coming spring, our students and staff will tackle a new test to measure achievement.  This is the same test that measures adequate yearly progress (AYP) and will label our school either as succeeding or as failing.  Preparing to faciliate this test has not been easy.  Actually, we are not quite sure if our technology infrastructure… Continue reading More to the Score

Mother Nature’s Relationship with Schools

It was late January of 2013.  I was in my final year as a high school principal, and was being mentored by the current superintendent.  I would be taking over his position upon his retirement after the school year.   I had repeatedly joked with him that the hardest part of his job was deciding whether… Continue reading Mother Nature’s Relationship with Schools

Hometown Pride

//www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1xutNTd&width&layout=standard&action=like&show_faces=true&share=true&height=80 I have had the distinct privilege to live in a number of small towns since the beginning of my time.  If you have not lived the rural city life you don’t know what you are missing.  To get the full effect of this blog, I suggest you read this to the tune “Small Town” by… Continue reading Hometown Pride