Relational leadership includes a focus on building trust over time in order to deeply impact practice. An important word in that sentence is “time“. But, lately I’ve been curious about this.  I’ve held the importance of time and relational leadership as non-negotiables for many years.  I’ve always believed that any significant change requires these components. Read More →

Probably one of the most challenging things we face each day are having the right conversations with our colleagues.  This post is inspired by this little book I read a while back and which always sticks in the back of my mind whenever conversations arise.  Honest Direct Respectful.  In his book, Dennis Adams coaches us Read More →

Why My Desk is in the Hallway It’s nothing fancy, it’s nothing special.  Just a simple, ordinary (on sale) desk that I moved into the hallway.  Yep, the hallway… which is busy, noisy and a place where you are easily distracted.  It’s true, the times I am at my desk in the hall some may Read More →

Does curiosity pay off?  How can we assure that by staying curious about our students and about our profession that we will continue to meet the rigorous standards set forth by the state and the federal government? In this day of education it is all about showing growth with students and making sure all children Read More →