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Looking Ahead

As I write this I’m thinking about two societal norms for the Christmas/New Year season. First, we make wishes for Christmas and second, we make resolutions for the New Year. But what I believe is that only by combining the two can we actual get what we want. Allow me to explain. Many of you […]


Thanking Our Vets

November is an amazing month for giving thanks. Christians start on November 1st with All Saints Day giving thanks for the faithful who have died. In the United States we give thanks to those who have served in the military on November 11th, Veterans Day. Then we round out the month by celebrating Thanksgiving Day. Although we set […]

Ranting and Raving

The subtitle this month should be ranting and raving because I’m doing both. A little background: I love music and have somehow developed quite diverse interests in everything from Broadway, Beethoven and Fall Out Boy to classic country, modern country rock, and Crown the Empire. I even have some bagpipe music on my iPod. As […]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to focus on the protection and care of our most vulnerable and trusting resources – our children.  Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since its first presidential proclamation in 1983. Since that time, individuals and organizations have joined during April to raise the public’s […]

Twitter: It’s Not Just “What’s For Breakfast?” Anymore

Twitter has changed my life. Seriously. – Part in a series And I’m not the only one. Osama Teaching professionals have found ways to use Twitter to share resources and lend quick support to peers with similar interests. For educators who use this tool to build a network of people whose Twitter messages connect to […]

Right Where We Need To Be

In 1965, Ohio State University professor Bruce Tuckman published a theory called the Stages of Group Development. If you have studied group/organizational leadership since 1965 you have learned the theory even if no one told you who created it or what it was called. Most of us know it as the Forming, Storming, Norming, and […]

The R10 Dream Team

Yesterday I was part of one of the best Region 10 events of the year. Every year we host a “gala” luncheon for all of the Teachers of the Year selected by our ISDs and Charters. This annual event is exciting and exhilarating to attend because you realize the room is filled with those who […]

Quotes With Character

As we head into the heat of the summer, here are ten inspirational quotes to get you fired up about the important work we do. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela “Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world.” – Maria […]

Showing Real Leadership

In April and May I wrote about the first two words in our new motto. I wrote about focusing on students and about being in service to others. The third installment of the trilogy is a bit more difficult. Understand that I don’t believe a problem exists that doesn’t have a solution. To use a […]