Friday, June 11, 2010

I invite you to come with me on this exciting journey

Why Principal2pointoh?

The obvious, being a principal in the web 2.0 context. Also it's the second re-incarnation of me as principal, version 2.0 so to speak. Version 1.0 was for many years at the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.
And the 'oh' , well that's the I obviously don't know everything part, and why I need your collective help with this.

I'm leaving my seccondment with Manitoba Education at the end of this month and am returning to the School District of Mystery Lake in Thompson, Manitoba. Two days ago I was interviewed and accepted a position as a K-8 Principal at Ecole Riverside School, our French immersion school.

I've decided to lurk no more and become an active contributor to the blogosphere.
My goal at this point is to use this blog to help me be a great principal.

I thought I would start with this.

One of the questions I was asked in the interview was "What do you think is the most important quality a principal should have?"

I replied that there were many qualities that principals needed to have. I don't want to list them all here but at the time I thought the most important quality was that principals believe:
  • That they believe in students and that all students can learn anything.
  • That they believe in parents and that parents want the best for their kids.
  • That they believe in teachers and that teachers want the best for their students.
What qualities do you think parents, students, and teachers want in a principal?