The Principal’s Desk

The Principal’s Desk Vol 4

Idealism in a World Far From Ideal As a young budding musician in high school, I am now slightly ashamed to admit that music was the most important thing to me. The shame lies not in my immature idealism, but in the fact that I would use it as an excuse to get a pass …

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The Principal’s Desk Vol 3

Do the Arts Really Help My Child in Math? I’m willing to bet that most have heard the assertion, if not the research, about the arts and math. A couple of times a year, I hear the question from a parent and it is always difficult to answer. The difficulty lies in whom the child …

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The Principal’s Desk Vol 2

Supporting The Arts In a Climate of Financial Crisis In a financial climate that calls for prioritization, sacrifice and often a day to day fight to keep our heads above water, interesting (yet entirely explainable) contradictions appear: Sales of $50 video games remain strong if not increase. The price of gold continues to rise. It …

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The Principal’s Desk Vol 1

The 5 Elements of Reading Instruction and How They Relate to Theater In our fast paced world of smart phones, GPS, tablets and other forms of near-instant information, it may seem that literacy skills have become less important than the tactile navigational routines we have developed. On the contrary, the acquisition of literacy skills and …

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