Monthly Archives: January 2014

Late Bloomers

So there’s this boy in our High School who seems to thrive on negative attention. For whatever reason, he seems to always be in some sort of trouble or giving his teachers some cause for concern, and it’s unfortunately making … Continue reading

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Coming Home

Returning Home I am about to return to Heading a school. This one is not international. Nor is it independent. It is a public charter school in the heart of New York. My home. In the days, before I begin, … Continue reading

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How to save a life? The culture of school management

How to save a life? Okay, so I worked the title of this entry around one of my favorite songs of all time. Maybe understanding school culture isn’t life or death, but it may be a sort of professional suicide … Continue reading

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Hopes and Dreams- with Legs!

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein This weekend was a busy one. I was invited to attend our regional organization’s professional planning annual session. The goal … Continue reading

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Skating and School

So I went home to eastern Canada this past Christmas for the first time in six years and it was amazing. A cold and snowy winter wonderland that provided my two kids with some new and challenging experiences like skating, … Continue reading

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Taking Time

          As the waning days of December passed I found myself clinging to the feeling that time is moving too quickly . . . that it’s a precious resource that there is never enough of or … Continue reading

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First of all, Happy New Year everyone! I trust you all feel as rested, re-energized and rejuvenated to start another semester as I do. I’m looking forward to hearing all about your adventures and experiences next week when we gather … Continue reading

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Just Joy

I’m sure many of you woke up this morning thinking about your next steps, journeys and outcomes. It is what we do at the start of a new year: plan for action, plan for making our best selves materialize in … Continue reading

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