Know Your Worth & Other Thoughts

So, it’s been a busy few weeks with the start of the new school year. It’s been a great start, and I love having the students back and making new connections with our new students. Still, I can’t help but think about the many interviews and applications I submitted during the last six months. Despite […]

“What’s next?”

The other day I was thinking about my favorite TV shows of all time. Among them is The West Wing, which follows President Josiah ‘Jed’ Bartlett. As I was thinking about all things Jed Bartlett, one thing stuck with me. At the end of an episode, President Bartlett asks, “What’s next?” Think about that for a […]

My Summer of Learning

As an administrator, my summers are short. I currently work a 217 calendar which means that I get about three weeks of summer vacation before it is back to school planning for the next year. As I mentioned in many of my tweets, this is the first summer in six years where I don’t have […]

Relentless by Hamish Brewer—A Review

There are a handful of books that I can say legitimately changed my life. The Value of Foresight: The Story of Thomas Jefferson by Ann Donegan Johnson, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Anthem by Ayn Rand, Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, The Diary of a Young Girl by […]

The Essential 55–A Review

Several years ago, Ron Clark made headlines as one of those revolutionary educators you read about in the papers or see in the movies. I loosely followed his story. I knew that he had a school, The Ron Clark Academy, but didn’t know too much more about him or the school. However, I put him […]

Entertaining an Elephant–A Review

“Everything you teach you are learning. Teach only love, and learn that love is yours, and you are love.” –A Course in Miracles, as quoted in Entertaining an Elephant by William McBride Several years ago, my former principal and mentor bought his staff a book entitled Entertaining an Elephant by William McBride. He said he […]