Principal’s Voice

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On Leadership

There are three key approaches to leadership – example, persuasion and compulsion. And the best leaders use mainly the first two – example and persuasion. That is my encouragement to our leaders.

Beyond knowledge to deep learning

As we embark on a new chapter at NBCS, we have been reflecting on learning, and what, in the end, it entails. Student learning operates on a number of levels as they learn content, skills, attributes and character.

People and purpose

People are wonderful. They can, nonetheless, from time to time vex us. This is true of family members and friends. It is as true for students as for teachers. It is as true for children as for parents.

A lesson in love

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love” is attributed to the German writer Goethe. It’s a phrase that rings true: the direction and focus of our love determines who we are and who we become.

The long game

I have made a career from believing in students more than they have believed in themselves. I encourage others to do the same. It helps students to see the world, and their place in it, in a different light. Their world grows. They understand that they are agents in their own story.

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