Category Archives: community

Collaboration or mining the blogosphere?


Ah spring break. The chance to catch up on professional reading, writing in my blog, re-connecting on Twitter and the like. For me things have changed a fair bit in the last year, including my move to Salmo Elementary-Secondary School … Continue reading

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5 tips for building trust as a supervisor


One of the very robust conversations we’ve been having in our district has to do with the principal’s role as a supervisor of instruction, and the part this plays in framing relationships in our building. In British Columbia, we are … Continue reading

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4 Lessons of a Sophomore principal


This week, I’ve been asked to share a few thoughts with our newest principal hires, now that I’m a “wily veteran” (having started my third year as a principal).  Our Director of Student Learning has asked a few of us … Continue reading

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Don’t let your teaching strengths become leadership liabilities


This week, I had some wonderful conversations with colleagues about leadership, and the skills needed to be successful in it.  Whether you’re a formal leader in charge of a school or a division, or a teacher leader working with colleagues … Continue reading

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The most important 2 seconds in a child’s day


Your eyes, a smile, and a nod There is a vital moment in a child’s day which sets them up for success; their first meeting with the adults who hold them under their wing during the day.  When they are … Continue reading

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Learning to Watch and Listen Carefully


There were two important events this past week which helped move me forward as a leader in my school. When they happened, I wasn’t aware of their importance; it was only later that I understood what they meant to our … Continue reading

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