Principal Time Savers

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“The book summaries you send help me decide what to read and what not to read. It saves me time.”
Assistant Superintendent

“I look forward to the weekly announcements. There is always something for me personally and professionally.”
Senior High Teacher

“I know you put that story in the announcements for me.”
Middle School Teacher

“Teaching is a tough job. The humor you provide helps us keep more balance.”
Elementary Teacher

School’s Name Rational Inquirer

Principal’s Name, Tel.#
Date 3.17.17

“Black/white thinking also undermines people’s ability to make the all-important distinction between the facts of a situation and their opinions and feelings about these facts. Almost invariably, it is not the facts of their lives that cause people to suffer, so much as the interpretations they make of these facts.”

“The Art of the Question” by Marilee Goldberg

Questions to Ponder:

  • How many times a day do I get into Black/White thnking?
  • What is the outcome for me? Others?
  • What will it take for me to do more gray thinking?
  • Who are people that engage me in Black/White thinking? Gray Thinking?
  • How might I shift conversations to more gray thinking?


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The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just read the e-mail straight through, and you’ll get the point.

  1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
  2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
  3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
  4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
  5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
  6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.

How did you do? The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.  There are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:

  1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
  2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
  3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
  4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
  5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
  6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.


The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.  Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life.

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”