Month: September 2019

So That’s WHY I Love Autumn.

Every year, as the leaves change and begin to form their colorful carpet on the ground, I am always reminded of a stay in the hospital years ago. It was in the fall of 1987. I had just graduated from high school a few months earlier and was in...

Unbalanced Days: How Do They Impact Your School?

One of the most exciting things about the role of the Principal is that it is rare that any two days will be the same. Yes, there is the one constant, decision making, but what is consistent is the new, exciting situations that pop up every day. These moments...

Beyond Assumptions: Lifting the Hood

“Without data, you are just another person with an opinion” – Andrea Scheicher, OECD This summer I attempted to sell my car. I’ve had my fun, little convertible for about ten years, but every summer I find I use it less and less, to the point where it is...

Evaluating Your Effect

Early in my career, I often thought about student behavior, not from the students’ perspective, but from my own. There were (and still are) many instances where students were off task in my class, and often the signals were as bright as a flashing, neon sign. It was like...

Changes on the Horizon

Keep an eye on this site & Twitter (@brucemellesmoen) for information about the changes that are on the horizon for this blog. There will be a new format, however the focus will still remain on learning and leading. What do YOU think?  172 total views...

Day One: Your Impact Begins

A new year is upon us as our students arrive bright and early tomorrow morning. We have just enjoyed a relaxing summer, where we were able to recharge our batteries and are now ready to begin the 2019-2020 learning journey. Over the past two weeks I’ve seen all of...