Welcome to my ramblings!

Welcome to my Blog. Here you can find the ramblings of a old high school principal. I've created a number of blogs over the years for a variety of reasons. A large number of them I use with my staff which are password protected from the outside world. This blog is for my fellow educators and anyone else who wants to read the ramblings. I guess my target would be building administrators, future administrators, teachers and educators in general.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome to my blog site (Thoughts on 23 Things Kansas)

23 Things Kansas ... January 2010 I enrolled as a "Friend to Librarys" for a series of courses titled "23 Things Kansas".  My former librarian, Carol Braum, sent me an email about the course. Looking over the course offerings I was excited about the opportunity to learn more about tools our students use or will use in their world. It also helped to know Heather Braum, a former student, was involved in helping develop the courses.

What do I expect to learn from taking these courses? Not only do I expect to learn about various tools, but also learn from fellow educators how these tools can be used in today's school. I truly believe many of the tools we will work with are powerful tools we can use to help motivate today's student.


  1. Welcome to 23 Things! I think you will learn many awesome things to use with students :)

  2. It's great to see a non-librarian taking this course too! And I like to hear that you'll be applying what you learn in your current workplace, not just as a friend of the library.

  3. I really enjoyed reading your blog. You carry a lot of weight on your shoulders being a principal. I am in awe.

    I look forward to learning quite a bit in this course.

  4. :) Welcome Mr. Beam... You're ALWAYS going to Mr. Beam to me. Old habit, since I called you that from fourth grade through senior year of high school! It is funny how it's now the student teaching the teacher/principal :)

    So glad you're a part of this! I just sat in on an online webinar this evening, called "Fighting the Filter." One of these days, I'd like to pick your brain, as a school administrator, how we librarians can work on getting more sites open to teachers and students.