Entries by Dan Hickey

Monday Moanin Thoughts #39, Improve Your Effectiveness

Being a leader in todays schools is a difficult challenge. There are mandates, shrinking resources, learning gaps, new supervisors, and active school boards and state legislatures to deal with. These challenges can cause you to lose confidence which could negatively impact your role as a leader. I want to share with you some strategies to […]

Monday Moanin Thoughts #37 Labor Day, Good Time To Self-Reflect

Monday moanin thoughts this morning is especially challenging because today signals an end of summer for many. Today, also is Labor Day when we celebrate working people across America. There are many challenges across our country with high unemployment, growing poverty, and a movement towards privatization of services that have cost several of our colleagues […]

Monday Moanin Thoughts #34 Grow in 2012-2013

Happy Monday everybody. As we are all preparing for a new school year, I kept thinking about , what is going to be different about my work ? Am I going to change ? Will the people I work with notice a difference in my performance?  Finally, will I grow during 2012-2013? Check out the […]

Monday Moanin Thoughts #33 HLG Planning Summit 2012 Review

Hello everyone. We have  reached August and now the real timely and critical planning begins for the 2012-13 school year. During this past week many educators began to do just that. Fifty-two instructional leaders from nine districts, twenty  two schools, made up of superintendents, curriculum directors, principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders attended the Hickey […]