I'm never shocked when school administrators talk about limiting access for students (I'm not happy, but not shocked).
As I look back on my 16 years in education, I've seen many changes:
My hairline. My age. My weight. My paycheck. All have gotten bigger (I've noticed there's a lot more bad than good).
The biggest change deals with expectations.
There's ever-increasing pressure from the...
My internal blogging clock has been a little off the last couple of months.
Normally, something clicks in my head (normally a voice... oddly in a Scottish accent) every three or four days that tells me it's time to write (?) another blog.
But lately, I've been a little...
Time once again to open the PrincipalsPage Mailbag.
This question comes from a reader (as most of them do).
"Before I jump in and start writing, I just want to know if blogging has affected you or your career in any negative way. I am afraid, scared even,...
The Snow Day, always capitalized out of respect, is a complicated creature.
Everyone, except moms, loves them.
But they continue to be a mystery to the average citizen.
Why do they happen? Will we have one tomorrow? Why aren't they always on Monday?
While I can't answer these...
There's never enough money for education.
If you don't believe me, look at your tax bill (on second thought... don't).
It seems to me one reason school districts struggle financially is we continually add programs (by we, I mean schools, parents, students, teachers, states, and
The sound you hear are sighs of relief (at least, crying in some cases).
School employees are in full exhale-mode. The semester is winding down.
The holiday/winter/Christmas break is here.
Students, teachers, and parents are happy and relieved (although parents won't be quite so...
Snow Days affect us in different ways.
To break it down I've made a graph with words (it's all I got, so bear with me).
Students: It's a combination of Christmas, their birthdays, and a trip to the amusement park. In their lifetimes nothing rivals this special day....
I've been nominated for two Edublog Awards. (which makes me openly question the sanity of the judges).
Best Individual and Best School Administrator Blog.
This means a couple of things.
One, I need a new dress (how horrified would I be if someone caught me wearing my...
Thanksgiving means several things.
Lots of birds die.
Gas prices rise because everyone is driving.
Summer is gone and it's not coming back.
The local news predicts terrible weather so you will tune in to their station (I think they cross their fingers for the year's first horrific...
When I was a teacher, I often found myself wondering what superintendents did for a living (of course, this happened only after I had completed my lesson plans).
I was pretty sure they worked in education, but the specifics of the job were lost on me. They looked busy, but...
In 100 years, historians will be discussing the power of Twitter (and whatever else comes along and crushes it in the next 18 minutes).
In particular, they will talk about the impact of Twitter on education reform.
Books will be written (not on paper... for the computer chip...