Why are you questioning me? This is the thought that runs through my 1750+ students minds each day as their teachers push them to dig deeper through the line of questioning thrown their direction. Rigor. Probably one of the most overused terms in the educational arena. You see, when people talk about rigor in the … Continue reading Why Are You Questioning Me?
Blog has been a little quiet lately. I have been busy handling some changes... Tonight I was honored to be named Principal of the lowest performing comprehensive high school in Osceola County... on paper. But, my students and staff are anything but. I have 1700 students that, when the bar is raised, will rise to … Continue reading Honored.
On May 1, my school held one of our most important days of the school year. It was Signing Day. Many people may say, Signing Day? Did they choose the Gators, Seminoles... who are they playing for? But, I have to stop them. Our Signing Day is not about athletics, but rather academics. May 1st … Continue reading Signing Day
The most important support that I can provide to my faculty is feedback. It is essential in all that we do in my building. It is something that I work to do more - provide faculty with quality, timely feedback on what I see in their classrooms. Like many schools, out leadership team focuses on … Continue reading Power of Immediate Feedback
So, as I begin this post, I am still not really sure how I want to craft this entry. However, it has been weighing heavy on me. I have worked my entire career in schools that serve students of low socioeconomic status and high minority rates. In my more recent role over the past few … Continue reading Stop the Cycle