I have been having a hard time writing in this space lately. I am not completely sure why, but somehow I have meandered away from the original reason I started blogging in the first place. I could blame the current edreform movement and how it has made me disillusioned, but honestly, I do not think that is the reason. Reform is always something I enjoy exploring and I am willing to consider just about any idea. I think the biggest part of my problem is that I have been trying to write for an audience…(well, maybe to get an audience) and in doing so I have left my root cause for this space….self reflecton. My practice as administrator can only be effective if it is affecting the relationships and learning here at this school. That does not mean I don’t want to contribute the international dialogue on how to make schools more effective, but I need to do so in the context of what we can do (and are doing), here at PCHS. I need to get back to reading books and reflecting and in turn discussing what I have read on this blog and with staff. I have been reading Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott and decided that I need to talk directly about what needs to be done to make our learning community better. So, next up, a discussion of the aforementioned book and how I think we need to apply what I have learned.