- If you have personality that is always seeking perfection and you are self critical when things don’t go according to your plan, try focusing on being effective. This may help you achieve balance and you will operate with a high level of success. Perfect is tough, effective is achievable.
- I co-facilitated a workshop with outstanding Principals from across the county this past week. I was so impressed with their knowledge, commitment, and willingness to improve and grow. Our students and schools are in fine shape if these are the caliber of principals leading buildings. Bravo!
- Principals, do you send out your emails or does your secretary/assistant send them on behalf of you? Consider giving your assistant proxy to your account. Bottom line, do it yourself, critical and pertinent information should come from you.
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Some thoughts from the last week. In Michigan, it is getting very frustrating that the Legislature is dealing with issues that attack teachers and do little to help kids. The latest is to not allow districts to directly deduct union dues as part of the paycheck, Really! Read more
This is the initial post that will be here every Monday. It will be about hot topics of the day and my thoughts on current issues. Read more
Most schools in the Midwest begin the 2011-12 school year the Tuesday after Labor Day. Building principals and their staffs have endured several professional learning days in preparation for the opening. As I reflect back on my years as a building principal , I remember reaching the first day with students exhausted due to the planning and facilitating meetings for the new year. Read more