On this episode Mike explores the question: So You Want to Become a Principal? This week's episode will include Mike's thoughts on becoming a principal: knowing your WHY, no need to wait, building your resume, knowing your roadmap and life in the principal's chair. https://open.spotify.com/show/0GNvzDz8y2yqb8fwjjKjXE Ep 4 Show Notes Simon Sinek - TED Talk "How … Continue reading Ep 4 – So You Want to Become a Principal?
I recently posted a thought on social media to a group of educational leaders. As soon as I hit submit, it was time for popcorn as the comments rolled in. Here is the original post: I stand by my post... and wish more folks in school leadership positions would listen up (to your teachers especially). … Continue reading Why Culture > Data in the Principalship
Our teachers across the country are hurting. After having endured one of the toughest years our education system has seen, the need to support teachers in their craft is even more urgent. I have long discussed with teachers and educational leaders about the need to rethink our teacher evaluation practices in schools and districts across … Continue reading Evaluation No. Feedback Yes.
Leading Poinciana High School was one of the highlights of my career. It was the people that I met that were a major contribution to my placing the work there among the most important that I have engaged in. I met Mike Palfy when I arrived as an Assistant Principal at Poinciana. As a former … Continue reading To Mike.
I have been seeing a lot of educators (and supporters of educators) calling for teachers to exercise freedom, try new things, and exercise autonomy during these unprecedented times in the teaching and learning process of our children. What did we miss? I have been really reflecting on this question; both as I lead a school, … Continue reading What We Missed.