Leadership is hot topic. Visit any bookstore or website and you will find several models and opinions of how to improve your organization and enhance your skills. After reviewing several authors in preparation for the blog, I have decided to simplify this complex subject. As a school leader, focus on a few of these areas […]
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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 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 […]
Happy early Monday moanin to all of you this fine Thursday night. For many of you, your opening staff meeting is right around the corner. I thought it would be helpful to share a protocol that I used often with my staff. Below is the prompt that I used to introduce or reintroduce myself to […]
Happy Monday moanin to all of you. Many of you have already started the new school year and the rest of you are probably busy planning your opening. I was out running this morning thinking about what to write and it became clear I needed to remind readers about something we are not very good […]
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 […]
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 […]
I just spent the weekend at PJ Hoffmaster State Park campground near Grand Haven, Michigan and couldn’t help but notice love, support, collaboration, and teamwork in action. For the past decade my wife and her two college roommates and families get together to camp. It is hard to believe that we have taken all of […]
Happy Fathers Day! My dad passed away in 1991 and I miss him very much. I think of him everyday and as I get older his influence continues to grow on me. An area that I never focused on until this morning ,was his influence on me as a leader. My dad was a great […]
Today’s Monday Moanin thoughts will be an interview with John Bernia. John is principal at Oakview Middle School in Lake Orion Michigan. He is a Twitter Rock Star and will share his thoughts in this short interview.