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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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This concept or thought of "Am I doing enough?" has always been a part of my psyche.  Whether it came to work, or my personal relationships, family, or whatever, I always wonder if I could be doing more. When I was teaching and only had a...

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It seems like every day I hear another news story about something horrific.  Or I sit and listen to a family about a tragedy that just took place.  Or I see things happen within my own life.Our world if filled with so much darkness.  There...

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A few weeks ago, my good friend Tony Sinanis, told me about something he did at his school called Positive Post It Day.  I instantly fell in love with the idea and we did it on my campus last week.What is Positive Post It Day?Tony...

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So often at this point in the year we begin to think thoughts we don't normally think at the beginning of a school year.  We begin to think things like...

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If you've been following me for very long you know that I took the position of Principal/Lead Learner at Navasota Intermediate this past school year. It has been the most challenging yet most rewarding year of my career and I wouldn't change it for the...

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Teaching is hard.  There are often 1,000 things to do every day.  It's so easy to get lost in what we're doing.Last week, I realized that happened to me.As an administrator I feel that it's hugely important that I'm actively involved in all parts of...

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