Be Principaled A Micro Blog for Transformative Education

Be Principaled is a micro blog that explores educational issues from a practical and ethical perspective.

Its purpose is to give quick context and perspective on how decisions are made in the principal’s office at the new public school start-up of the Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning (K – 12) in Surrey BC. The micro blog’s focus will discuss the implementation of Principle-Centered-Principalling.

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Thank You!

As we wind down the school year here at the Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning, I want to thank all of those who contributed to our successful inaugural school year. The often used quote; “It takes a village to raise a child,” is equally valid to…



“Em·pa·thy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.”  Recently, the Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning was nominated for an Ashoka Award by our parents. We are humbled that our parents would nominate us for such a prestigious award. Ashoka has a variety of international…

Vision Moodboard

Learning Without Limits

As a new school and a new staff, we met this year to create our Vision Statement. Early in the process of naming the Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning (SAIL), we asked ourselves what would be our “tagline” under our logo. We do not have…


Baby Steps

“To survive the changes along the way it will demand that you be resilient, flexible, open to learning, innovative, confident, optimistic, and all the while devoid of stress to maintain your energy for the long haul.” – Marcus Buckingham -First Get Good–Then Get Better –…

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Rising To the Challenge

Your school is facing new curriculum changes that incorporates new progressive educational changes. Your faculty is wondering how these new curriculum changes are going to be implemented. Worse, there is declining enrolment and forced transfers of both young and veteran teachers. I have inherited this scenario. The…