Student Engagement Starts with Leadership

Student Engagement Starts with Leadership

Marci, a junior, sat sideways in one of the student desks pulled into a circle next to me as students gathered to chat on the last day of school. After making sure that their writing folders were complete and filed away until next year, there was little to do except...
Let’s Make Some Good Art

Let’s Make Some Good Art

You are probably wondering what the title of this blog has to do with leadership.  It comes from a speech by author Neil Gaiman, and borrowed for a very engaging video I watched last week. If you follow the link you’ll see that the student, Sarah Almeda uses motion...
Whole Leaders, Whole Teachers

Whole Leaders, Whole Teachers

As an assistant principal who dealt with most behavior-related issues in the building, I was curious to know how the others in our region were being proactive in keeping students engaged in learning. My question was largely met with silence, and finally one principal...