Lessons Learned

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these…let’s see if I can pick it up where I left off in 2015… Lesson One –¬†What it Means to Serve A colleague challenged my thinking this year in how I handle service. I always thought my acts, or what I did for people, is a…

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Lesson One – Reflection I have been pretty much a ghost on my own blog for about 3 years now. When I was in the classroom blogging was so easy because I had so much to write about that was interesting. My blog served as documentation as to what my student’s were learning and experiencing…

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Lesson One – Tis The Season Every year, when the political climate is just right, I try to post one of my favorite videos regarding politics. There becomes a certain point during election time where a person can get very overwhelmed with the rhetoric and the pandering that goes on…it’s enough to drive you crazy….

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Lesson One – Meet The New Boss So I decided that I would like to continue with my usual lessons learned, but post them every other week instead of weekly. With that said I do have a few quick observations from my first two weeks of being an assistant principal. First of all I am…

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Lesson One – #TheMcClungs2012 Yesterday we held the 3rd Annual McClungs Award Ceremony…and it was kind of a big deal. All together 80 students were recognized yesterday for their “achievements” in my class and the entire ceremony with off without a hitch. We had several former students come by to visit, including students that are…

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Lesson One – Return of the Brad Couple of months ago one of our dear friends at school relocated to Indiana because their parents got a new job. Brad has been one of my runners for two years now and ever since he left our school we have definitely felt a void on our XC…

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Lesson One – Running Man Cross country try-outs were held this past week and we had quite a turn out. Over 60 kids showed up this week to try-out for cross country…which is by far the most that I have ever had try-out. Our program is growing rapidly and we are continually getting better each…

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Lesson One – Ridiculously Photogenic Guy A few weeks back I ran my 2nd half marathon ever…while I am not fast at all, I was proud of my performance that day. Right about that time I had a student telling me that I looked like this photogenic guy that has been on the news lately….

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Lesson One – The McClungs are Coming… Consider yourself notified, the McClungs will be here on May 18th. If you do not know what they are, ask around and act like you know. Lesson Two – One Man Relay Team This is Blake. He has been recognized several times this year as being an excellent…

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Lesson One – Three Cheers for Testing It’s over, thank God it’s finally over. This week in the state of Arkansas schools across the state took part in the madness that is benchmark testing. For four days we subjected our students to mind numbing testing in the hopes that when the scores come back that…

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