Monthly Archives: March 2011

Illinois’ prairies and resilience

March 2011 post-burn by j_bednar, on Flickr Looking at the recently burnt SpringBrook Prairie in DuPage County, it’s easy to imagine that the fire that swept through here has charred things beyond the plants’ ability to bounce back. However, the deep … Continue reading

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Schmoker’s Authentic Literacy and Blogging

Fulfilling the lead learner role that principals have become expected to embody, I am always looking for what I can learn to help my staff and students succeed. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been reading Mike Schmoker’s new book, Focus. He … Continue reading

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Making Connections

@BES Photos on Flickr This week, I was fortunate to have a conversation with a parent that led me to my thoughts on making connections. Whenever I have the chance to talk with parents about their visions for our school, … Continue reading

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