Principal

Harnessing Proactivity & Reactivity

Most of the time, I tend to be proactive in all aspects of my life. I think this has come with many years of experience, training and reflection. My proactive behaviour comes in large part from my ability to organize… Read More ›

“I Don’t Have Time For That”

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about what makes an educator or principal/VP think or say “I don’t have time for that” when it comes to their professional development. I remember saying those exact words (more than… Read More ›

Keeping The Positive Energy Tank Full

For a school principal, the beginning of August often signals the restart of being in the “new school year” mode. It’s a time for reflection, goal setting, and planning. A time to refine the educational projects we plan to do… Read More ›

How do you define success?

We all know that success can be defined in different ways. It often depends on an individual’s point of view, past experiences, how they were brought up, or even their mindset. Some believe that success is measured by assets, wealth, or… Read More ›

A Leader’s Code

What does it take to be a good leader? Do we find similar characteristics, actions and attitudes among people who are recognized as good leaders? A simple Google search on leadership generates more than 800 million results: articles, photos, videos, even “secret”… Read More ›

Keeping The Bar High

Do we keep the bar high in education? Do we continuously look for ways to raise the bar? It is not enough to have high expectations for students alone. We have to dig deeper than that. We need to question and… Read More ›

Small Change = Big Gains

(In this post, I am simply thinking out loud. This idea has been running in my mind for quite some time now, and I’ve had many great discussions about it with superintendents, principals, teachers and parents. I would love to… Read More ›

Why developing a PLN (Professional Learning Network) should be a priority for principals

Recently I have decided to “up” my contribution on Twitter. When I first started on Twitter a couple of years back, my objective was to learn as much as I could, during the few moments that I could spare. Between… Read More ›

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