When you become an administrator, you are no longer a teacher. That seems incontrovertible. No students coming to you to build a personal connection…no students coming to you to share their triumphs and tribulations,..no students to ask for your years of wisdom to learn something new and exciting. That sounds terrible. I mean,…who is going… Continue Reading I Don’t Have Students Anymore, and Other False Assumptions
Uncomfortable Conversations and Other Delights
If you want to be an administrator, expect to be engaged in uncomfortable conversations. All the time…every day…several times a day, in fact! Your life as a principal is basically one ginormous uncomfortable conversation (I’m not sure ginormous is actually a word, but remember…my blog…and it certainly drives the point home). It would be hard… Continue Reading Uncomfortable Conversations and Other Delights
You Can’t Unsee it and Other Fine Messes
You can’t unsee it. What is “it” you ask? Well, it is really anything, but let me give you some examples… You can’t unsee a hallway with 7 students roaming it after the bell rings…they are all late. You also can’t unsee the fact that before the bell rang, there was only one adult monitoring… Continue Reading You Can’t Unsee it and Other Fine Messes
Let’s Do it!
So you want to be a school administrator? Well,…that is fantastic. Delaware (and the rest of humanity) needs more great school administrators. We are lucky at DASL to see the great work being done by administrators not only in Delaware, but around the globe. I was thinking about writing this blog for some time now,… Continue Reading Let’s Do it!