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Category Archives: Principals influence

10 Problems with Type B Teachers!

I am definitely a type A- personality which means I’m usually organized but will listen to Bs (as long as they hurry up!)  I’m kidding about the “hurry up” comment. … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Are you a David in a world of Goliaths in your school system?

It’s near the end of your year with your students and you’re emotionally and probably physically exhausted!  I truly understand.  I know you feel like a David constantly fighting battles … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

30 Examples of Disruptions in the Classroom

I bet you think I’m talking about throwing pencils or gang fights in the hallway.  Wrong! I just saw this post by http://www.teachthought.com, that doesn’t discuss those two disruptions at … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

8 Things to Look for in a Classroom

Are you on Christmas Vacation and wondering how you can make your classroom more effective when you return this next Semester?  Are you a student in college expecting to do … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Get Your School’s Parents Involved

My latest 10 years of teaching in an public elementary school were quite successful for me in many ways.  One of the ways to mention is that I was able to … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Want to spend some time in Finland in November?

I’m not kidding.  Finland has long been the most progressive and successful public education system in the world!  Have you ever wondered why they are so successful?  Could it be … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

20 Signs You’re Actually Making a Difference!

Ah, summer vacation, when the living is easy! You’ve had time to watch sunsets without falling asleep first, sink your toes into the sand, laugh with your children and friends. … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Being “Observed?”

Oh, no!  The random observations that many Principals and Vice Principals perform at the beginning of each school year are bad enough!  Right?  They always seem to come at the … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

How in the world can we get parents involved?

Thank you my blog friends.  I received an inquiry about how to get parents to attend conferences.  Oh, I do completely understand your frustration!  I have several ideas that I’ve … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

How can you get your students to read faster?

I just saw this YouTube from Dr. Johnson giving specific ideas on how to have a student become responsible for increasing their own fluency rates. He’s included suggestions about including … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment