Guest Lecturing at UC Berkeley PLI with Cohort 19

Big props to my PLI family, Cohort 19. I got to go-instruct with Dr. Thomas Green and share some reflections on leadership with the students in the UC Berkeley Principal Leadership Institute, this week. I had a blast and got to reminisce on my journey that started 7 years ago, when I was in their shoes.

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A Principal’s reflection on NTAC 2018

I just returned from my first New Tech Annual Conference, (one of my featured 7 summer conferences). It was 5 days of deeper learning about deeper learning, and I’m exploding with excitement to start the new year. This years theme was “The Power of Us” and I got to bond with my staff, learn new ways to approach developing teams and build some quality projects. Here are some of my reflections and thoughts about leading PBL in schools.

See what I learned!

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How to win the war and transform your school – Book Review- Transforming School Culture


There’s a war waging. Bullets are flying, bombs are bursting, and the kids are the casualties. School Leaders are on the frontlines. The battle is for school culture, and ultimately the future of our students.

The opposition has been winning since John Dewey had his one-room schoolhouse. But, there is a way to tip the scale. You just have to know who’s in the platoon and which weapons are at your disposal.

Do you want to win the war?

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12 things principals can do to empower immigrant youth

You see what’s going on in the media, at our “border.” You know it’s wrong and of course you care, but maybe you aren’t sure where to start or what to do about it. You can/should donate money, march, call senators. But what could/should be happening at your school? What’s your role in sparking action?

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