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Over the last couple of weeks, I've had a unique experience.  I've been able to attend several conferences where the audience was primarily education/school leaders.  Now before I go any further, let me make sure to state that I feel every single person on a...

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Just the other day this video come across my Facebook feed.  I was so emotionally impacted by the message and the powerful story, I couldn’t help but think about the parallels that exists in education.This is such a powerful video. Without saying much, it...

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While driving today I heard this song, and the lyrics rang so incredibly true to where I am right now.  It’s a song called “Brave” by Nichole Nordeman.The gate is wide, the road is paved in moderationThe crowd is kind and quick to pull you...

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As I sit on the flight back home to Houston, after spending an incredible week in Long Beach for NAESP, I keep having the same thoughts I do after most conferences or interactions with my peers.I need to do better.For years I've connected, traveled, and...

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This is co-written by Adam Welcome and Todd Nesloney and cross-posted on both of their blogs.Relationships for Principals have always and will continue to be of utter importance, it's the catalyst of our work! This week at NAESP (#naesp15) has brought so many different ideas...

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I've had the awesome experience of traveling to Long Beach, California this week to attend NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals). #NAESP15I love traveling and attending different conferences.  Not necessarily for the sessions, but more so for the connections.This week especially I was reminded...

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I have been given quite the opportunity to travel and speak in different places around the United States.  I talk about technology, inspiring kids, and changing campus/staff culture.But lately, I've noticed a theme happening.  A kind of disheartening theme.Many times, after I finish a presentation/keynote/whatever...

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Well I did it.  I survived my first year as an administrator.  Especially coming straight out of the classroom.This year was a roller coaster for sure.  I think just about every single thing that could have gone wrong did.  But I learned so much.  And...

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So a year or two ago I read the book "Teach Like a Pirate" by Dave Burgess.  It is an absolutely incredible book that really talks about teaching passionately and engaging all students.Then a little while after, I heard about a principal in Ohio, Ryan...

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