I have been a principal for just about a year now. In that time, I have learned a great deal. I am certainly learning every day! During the past year, I have focused on trying to be a good communicator. I have also tried to soak up as much information as I could about any topic relating to education.
Twitter has become a very good friend!
I have also blogged to my staff almost every day and I have kept up a steady communication with our parents especially through Facebook.
What has been missing is a place where I can record some of my thinking on what it means to lead and especially to learn in a 21st century school. I want a space where there can be a conversation on what is most meaningful and important right now.
This may be a conversation with multiple authors too. My wife is a terrific grade 7 teacher who has a great deal to say about what it is like to be a teacher in a lower income neighbourhood in our community. She has certainly guided me through a year teaching grade 6 language arts last year - a real adventure in itself!
We will see how this goes. I hope this new blog will be helpful to some educators out there - I know it will be great to get some ideas down here!