newbieprincipal

The trials, tribulations and adventures of being a new Principal

Archive for the month “August, 2013”

First day Jitters at 3:30 a.m.!

Today is the first day of school for my own children.  My school does not start for one week and I fully expect myself to be wide awake bright and early on that first day. Yet it is today that I found myself wide awake at 3:30 a.m..  I can’t explain it because I’ve never been so unsettled about sending my kids off to school.  

I really think that it boils down to my 2 hopes for my children for the coming year.

1. I hope that they learn as much as possible and that they find joy in that learning.

2. I hope that they are happy and healthy. Perhaps this means finding peace within themselves, developing relationships or finding ways to express themselves gracefully. I want them to feel that they belong in their own skin as well as in their school and home environments.

 

Really, how are my hopes for my own children much different than my hopes for my students at my school?  I am thinking that there’s not much difference…

Advertisements

Post Navigation

Moji-Moji Design

Original Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

Fearless Teacher

In Fearless Pursuit of Inspiration - Yours and Mine

Let Learning Lead.

Reflections on Life as a Middle School Principal

Rachel's Reflections

Educational Leadership in Perspective

The Advocate's Corner

Arming Parents with Information and Options

Jigsaw Learning

Leading Learners, Supporting Schools, Enriching Education

Since you're awake you might as well live well

from technology, to cooking, to real life parenting of teenagers and your baby booming parents...reality is yours

Principal Smart's Blog

Striving to teach less and learn more.

A Principal's Life

Views from the Principals Office

My Island View

Educational, Disconnected Utterances

Teacher on Training Wheels

A beginning teacher's journey back to primary school

talk from chalk

What I've learned while teaching

real ultimate waffe (.net)

FACT: mdawaffes are mammals

Freshly Pressed: Editors' Picks

Great reads from across WordPress.com, updated daily.

Applications of Physics and Chemistry.

The University of Iowa - Conner - Cornally - Volkmann

Berger & Burger

The blog of kidlit authors Tom Angleberger & Sam Riddleburger