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My Assistant Principal Doesn’t Like My Kids – How Facebook Made Me a Better Leader

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I recently took my family to The La Brea Tar Pits Museum in Los Angeles. This was the first time I had been back to the museum in 42 years! I was lucky enough to be part of the 6th grade class that was invited to the museum’s grand opening. Walking through the museum, I […]

The Purpose Circle – Creating a More Collaborative Culture in our Schools

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“From a motivation perspective, helping others enriches the meaning and purpose of our own lives, showing us that our contributions matter and energizing us to work harder, longer, and smarter.” – Adam Grant Being a school administrator is tough. You have a vision for the school. You have goals and objectives that you want to […]

It’s All About Morale – How to Create a Positive School Culture – Part 1

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It’s all about morale! As a school administrator, I’ve learned that although we can have amazing educational programs to reach our students, and although we can have the best facilities, and although we can have great technology, we will not have success as a school if staff morale is low. Any school administrator who has […]

The Power of Positive Reinforcement – It’s Biological

The Power of Positive Reinforcement – It’s Biological

I am currently reading David Rock’s book, Quiet Leadership, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite books. Although I’m not finished with it yet, I wanted to share something that I’ve learned from the book. David has done a lot of research on the brain, and how it works, and I’ve found it fascinating. […]