Monthly Archives: June 2016

Day 185 (of 183) Requiem to provincials

Requiem to provincials (as I sit and monitor a last student finishing her assessment and using the ‘extra time’ available) Here’s to the bubble sheets The multiple guess responses That far too often have worked out solutions  That don’t match … Continue reading

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Day 184 (of 183) reviewing my goals for the year

Day 184 (of 183) reviewing my goals for the year I like setting my goals. Even if it wasn’t “a district requirement” it’s a worthwhile activity https://technolandy.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/landy-personal-growth-plan-1516.pdf And reviewing the goals is just as important.  Goal #1: Enhancing technologization via … Continue reading

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Day 183 (of 183) my staff is mean (and I loved it)

Day 183 (of 183) my staff is mean (and I loved it)     They got me to cry.     I thought the week was done. We had our year-end assembly earlier in the week. The talent show was … Continue reading

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Day 182 (of 183) talent shows – the good the bad the ugly

Day 182 (of 183) talent shows – the good the bad the ugly The good: students showing skills that may not otherwise be seen by the school community. Too often kids learn and do so much that can’t be seen … Continue reading

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Day 181 (of 183) Saying goodbye/hello to a learning community

Day 181 fof 183) Saying goodbye/hello to a learning community It’s always the weird part of the job, being a principal: the most unreliable person in the building. “We” know we can be moved ‘as needed’ and it’s one of … Continue reading

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Reading Rules: do we do what we say when it comes to reading? (great blog)

Choice. The number one thing all the students I have polled through the years want the most when it comes to reading. No matter how I phrase the question, this answer in all of its versions is always at the … Continue reading

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Day 180 (of 183) maintaining mindfulness in a final week

Day 180 (of 183) maintaining mindfulness in a final week​ Finishing off a year is never easy. And I’m not really good at good-byes; I can blame my heritage or say it’s because I like the theory of year-round schooling … Continue reading

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