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This page shares a collection of articles I have written covering the topics of leadership, education, and personal growth. I have discovered pushing myself to articulate thoughts through writing helps to clarify my thinking and deepen my understanding on a topic. Furthermore, when I summarize my thoughts I have found there is greater likelihood the concepts are retained and become mental habits.

 

I hope these articles serve as a resource for others. Whether you choose to implement these ideas into daily practice, or use these insights to reinforce an already-established mindset, I hope you find practical application with each essay.

Complete List of Blog Entries

Scroll down to browse all of my articles by date and title.  Articles are listed in reverse chronological order with my newest articles at the top and my oldest essays at the bottom.

2021

April 9

 

April 6

 

April 4

 

April 2

 

March 31

 

March 27

 

March 22

 

March 19

 

March 12

March 10

 

March 6

 

March 1

 

February 28

 

February 23

 

February 17

 

February 14

 

February 10

February 6

February 1

 

January 24

 

January 19

 

January 15

 

January 14

 

January 13

 

January 8

January 5

 

January 4

 

January 2

2020

December 28

 

December 24

 

December 22

 

December 19

 

December 15

 

December 11

December 9

 

December 8

 

December 4

 

December 1

 

November 28

 

November 26

 

November 25

 

November 23

 

November 22

 

November 20

 

November 18

 

November 15

 

November 14

 

November 12

 

November 10

 

November 5

 

November 3

 

November 1

October 30

October 25

October 24

October 21

October 20

October 18

 

October 15

 

October 14

 

October 12

 

October 6

 

October 2

 

Sept 30

Sept 27

 

Sept 24

 

Sept 21

 

Sept 17

 

Sept 13

 

Sept 11

Sept 8

 

Sept 5

 

Sept 4

 

Sept 1

 

August 30

 

August 26

 

August 22

 

August 20

 

August 17

 

August 15

 

August 13

 

August 9

 

August 7

 

August 5

 

August 2

 

August 1

 

July 29

 

July 27

 

July 25

 

July 23

 

July 22

 

July 20

 

July 18

 

July 17

 

July 15

 

July 11

 

July 9

 

July 3

 

July 1

June 29

 

June 27

 

June 25

 

June 23

 

June 18

 

June 16

 

June 14

 

June 10

 

June 6

 

June 1

 

May 31

 

May 30

 

May 28

 

May 9

 

May 8

 

May 6

 

May 5

 

May 3

 

May 2

 

April 30

 

April 28

 

April 27

 

April 22

 

April 20

 

April 17

 

April 16

 

April 12

 

April 11

 

April 10

 

April 8

 

April 7

 

April 5

 

April 4

 

April 3

 

April 1

 

March 31

 

March 29

 

March 27

 

March 26

 

March 24

 

March 22

 

March 20

March 18

 

March 4

 

February 29

 

February 21

 

February 10

 

January 24

January 16

January 5

2019

December 31

December 29

December 21

December 11

November 29

November 17

October 14

October 10

October 8

October 1

Sept 25

Sept 22

Sept 18

Sept 10

Sept 2

August 29

August 20

August 15

August 7

August 1

July 31

July 25

 

Dumb Questions

The True Cost of Leadership

 

One Million Dollars

 

What is Mindfulness?

 

Let's Get Physical, Physical

Napping: Lazy or Savvy?

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead!

 

Family Vacation? You're Crazy

Dealing with FOMO

 

Email: Good, Bad, Ugly

Workaholism in Schools

 

Insane in the Membrane

 

Maker Vs. Manager

 

Making Habits Stick

 

"Ain't Nobody Got Time..."

 

Rock You Like a Hurricane

 

These Boots are for Walkin'!

 

10 Tips for Addressing Staff

 

Tell it to My Heart

 

Don't Be a Cheap Boss

 

Positive Feedback

 

Remote Work in Education

 

School ... Or Prison?

 

Everyone, Stay Calm!

 

Effective School Meetings

 

The Flywheel Effect

 

Top 10 Culture Hacks 2020

 

Disagree and Commit

Player or Conductor?

 

Shake it Off

 

Mr. Brightside

 

Lead Learner

 

Dealing with Toxic Staff

 

No More Mr. Nice Guy

 

Improving Teacher Evals

 

Teacher Effectiveness

 

PD Books

 

School Supplies

 

We Talkin' About Practice!

Teacher Anxiety

 

"Kids Don't Learn..."

 

Power of Moments

 

North Star

 

No Horses Allowed!!!

 

"You Look Like Opie!"

 

Aren't You The Supt?

 

Nice Guys Finish Last

 

Writing - A Superpower?

 

Radical Transparency

 

Over-Communication

 

I'm So Excited

 

Spending Time Together

 

Don't Be THAT Boss

 

The "Red Flash"

 

Bah Humbug!

 

Integrity and Leadership

 

Why Can't We Be Friends?

 

Didn't Get the Job? Good.

 

Lesson Learned

 

8 Ideas for Recruitment

 

5 Ideas to Evaluation

 

Standardized Tests (For Days)

 

Say What?!

 

What is Instructional Lead...

 

If You Can't Say Something...

 

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

 

Rot or Not

 

The Ultimate Life Hack? Sleep. 

 

Power of Moments

 

Suffer from FOMO?

 

Behind on Your Netflix Show?

 

The Case for Remote Work...

 

Purging the Energy Vampire

 

These Boots are Made for...

 

The Best Feedback? Criticism

 

The Principled Leader

 

10 Tips for Employee...

 

Ugh, Another Meeting? 

Teachers and PD Books

Teachers and Supplies

You Just Walked Past Your...

Bah Humbug!

Follow The Leader

Embrace Constructive Criticism

Identifying Leadership Talent

Inspire Rather Than Discourage

Lesson Learned

 

Orchestrate Rather Than Do

 

Ignore the Critics

 

Treat Staff as Professionals

 

Managing Anxiety

 

Everything Happens for...

 

Don't be THAT District

 

To Whom Much is Given

 

Relationships > Content

 

Seriously, Lighten Up!

 

Saving Face

 

Successful Cultures

 

A High-Leverage Activity?

 

Is Napping Good for Adults?

 

Everything will be Alright

 

The Problem with Testing

Is This Real Life?

The Bigger Picture

Would You Want Your Kid...

"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"

Self-Care

"You're Too Positive"

Nice to Know You

Can I Have Your Attention?

The Friend Zone

Personal Leave? You're Crazy!

Why I Steer Clear of Politics

A Badge of Honor

 

Productive vs. Unproductive

 

Keep Track of Time

 

Be a Maker in the Morning

 

Caught in the Whirlwind

 

Importance of Follow Through

 

A Double-Edged Sword

 

The Most Underrated Skill

Over-Communication

Teachers Get Free Books

 

School Staff and Remote Work

 

Encouraging or Discouraging?

Positive Praise > Higher Salary

 

Disagree and Commit

 

Stop Being "Old School"

 

Leading With Integrity

 

Staff Coaching & Discipline

 

Death By Meeting

 

Get Passionate About Hiring

 

Step Away From The Email

 

Momentum & Improvement

 

What Is Principled Leadership?

 

Teacher School Supplies

 

Social (Media) Distancing

Walked Past Your Work

 

High-Leverage Activity

 

Promoting Staff

 

Bad for Support Staff

 

Pay Your Support Staff

 

Our Children Deserve Better

 

Impacting Future Generations

 

Employee Evaluation Time

Keeping the Focus on Kids

 

When Father Speaks...Listen

Don't Know Everything?

Hard Core (Values)

Hiring Leaders is a BIG Deal

600 Hours (On Social Media)

Bah Humbug! Gifts in Schools

10 Facts About Sleep

Commit Time to Things...

Instructional Leadership

1:1 Meetings

Undivided Attention

Email Tips and Tricks

Focus on Patterns, Not Events

Justice Will Prevail

The Best Feedback is Criticism

Making a Hiring Mistake

Count Calories to Lose Weight

Lead By Wandering Around

Don't Worry Be Happy

Zambonis For Your Brain

Never Yell or Argue

Are You TOO Positive?

Where do you Spend Time? 

Are Tech Relationships Good?

Exercise 6 Days a Week For Life

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