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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,… Continue Reading →

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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… Continue Reading →

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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… Continue Reading →

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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… Continue Reading →

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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…. Continue Reading →

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Long Hallways of Learning

Some of the strangest articles catch my eye as I scroll through social media. I have become much better at skipping the nonsense, like the bashing of politicians, the critiquing of social groups, or the ongoing debate over the colour… Continue Reading →

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The Gift of Missed Chances

I have always loved swimming, and from an early age I found it was one thing I was pretty good at. In my early teens, my best friend Paul and I worked with the staff at the local swimming pool… Continue Reading →

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Delivering Your Denouement

As the curtain closed the cheers echoed off the gymnasium walls as the audience signaled their appreciation for the show they had just experienced. For close to two hours, children and adults alike were captured by the performance of the… Continue Reading →

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What Did They Tell You?

We have been putting it off for a while now and every so often we are reminded of the need to get at it! Sometimes it’s easier to just close the doors and pretend they are not there, but that… Continue Reading →

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Just Floating an Idea…

I have been thinking about my youth. For some reason, I am finding myself reminiscing about years gone by, whether it is because I watch my own children at play or because fifty is quickly approaching. Recently I was recalling… Continue Reading →

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