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Redefining the Principal

As a kid (a few years ago), I can remember helping clean out the garage at my grandparents home. Normally, the prospect of cleaning out a garage was met with limited enthusiasm, but working at my grandfather’s was different.  The garage was filled with interesting, but for the most part useless novelties – a virtual … Continue reading

Things Which Matter Most…

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.  ~ Goethe This weekend, I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion at a conference hosted by the Hispanic/Native American Indian Caucus and Black Caucus of the Arizona School Board Association.  The panel addressed the potential impact of technology … Continue reading

On the Right Track

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.  ~ Will Rogers I am on Spring vacation for two weeks (one benefit of a year round schedule).  Whew.  A much-needed opportunity to relax, reflect and plan.  I am finishing up the first week of my break by attending … Continue reading

See the Forest…Focus on the Trees

Unless you are relatively new to the educational reform discussion, it is likely that you are familiar with Sir Ken Robinson’s RSA Animate video entitled, Changing Education Paradigms.  The video addresses the “manufacturing model” of schooling and its inherent problems – perhaps none more appalling than the system’s inability to address individual needs of learners. … Continue reading

My New Year’s Resolution: Fail Frequently

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise –with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew.  ~ Abraham Lincoln A new year is nearly upon us, and with 2012 on the horizon, … Continue reading