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Here’s something to get you thinking. Scott Mcleod had a blog on his site, Dangerously Irrelevant, that brought this to my attention. On Scott’s site, you will find multiple formats of Karl Fisch‘s presentation, “Did You Know“. If you watch this short presentation (just over 6 minutes), you can’t help but wonder about the role of learning and the current state of education.

Ok, just found out that I can’t upload video directly. So, to watch the video, pop over to Scott’s site and use up his bandwidth then come on back because I’d really like to hear your comments. Click here to choose your video format.



Principal as Managers

Dealing with Conflict

Crafting Culture

Having Fun

You Are Not Smart Enough, Efficient Enough, Good Enough – Building a Team and Delegating

Achieving Big Dreams

Leadership that Matters

Technology Tools

Managing Your Email

O3s – One on Ones

The Walk Through


Handheld Helpfuls

When Teachers Don’t Perform

The Teacher Bully


The Shot Across the Bow

Feedback Model


Mission, Organization, Team, Individual

Managing Agreements and Not People

Welcome to Principal Thoughts. Being a principal can be the most rewarding role in education. However, being an effective principal is not automatic. I don’t know how you became a principal, some of us fell into the position while some actively pursued it. Either way, I think we all agree that being a prinicpal involves a lot more than we ever expected. Are we leaders? Teachers? Managers?

This blog will examine what it means to be a principal and discuss ways that we can be better principals. I hope that through this exploration, we can all become better at this unique career of being a pricipal.

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Howard Stribbell is the Head of Schools at The International School of Macao.

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