029 – Default to Yes SEEing to Lead

Now in his seventh year as Principal of Uxbridge High School, Michael Rubin has successfully led Uxbridge High School’s designation as a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Innovation Pathway school, one of the first four schools in the state to earn this distinction. He currently serves on the PLTW Networking Conference Planning Committee, is chair of the Blackstone Valley Ed Hub Board of Advisors, UHS has also been recognized as a member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools and the CAPS Network, and Mr. Rubin has presented on the state and national level regarding UHS’ commitment to authentic learning and building partnerships with local industry. Mike was also the 2020 Massachusetts School Administrator's Association (MSAA) High School Principal of the Year. Key Takeaways Provide people the latitude to make mistakes. Make sure the juice is worth the squeeze with new initiatives. One bad decision or action can ruin a lot of good decisions and actions. Front load information every opportunity for any initiatives Make the non-discussibles discussible. Make people believe in themselves. "Complacency is the hobgoblin of small minds"  -Emerson Contact Uhsprincipal.blogspot.com @UxbHSPrincipal featured in AMLE middle school career exploration handbook www.uxbridgeschools.com Contributed to The Teacher's Guide to Self-Care (book by Melanie Pellowski) — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. 029 – Default to Yes
  2. 028 – Meaningful and Relevant
  3. 027 – Modeling is Key
  4. 026 – Share Your Authentic Self
  5. 025 – Mentoring is Key
  6. 024 – Lead With Your Heart
  7. 023 – Lead by Validating Others
  8. 022 – Growth and Development
  9. 021 – Invest in Your Teachers
  10. 020 – Closing Your Performance Gap

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.

Marie Curie