Author Archives: Dr. Chris Longo

About Dr. Chris Longo

Principal, Schaghticoke Middle School, New Milford, CT

One Year Later: A New Year’s Marathon for our Angel 

An emotional day is near.  After 3 weeks off of what was a planned 2 month rest period, I’ve decided to lace them up early on New Year’s morning for marathon # 18. No starting gun, no race bib, no … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon Weekend 2016: A “Whirlwind” of Emotions 

The Day Before the Chicago Marathon: October 8, 2016  Marathon 14. The “Windy” City. Chicago. Tomorrow. The struggle will be real for sure. Most likely the biggest challenge thus far in the mission to 22. But this type of pain … Continue reading

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Honoring our Little Angel: My #OneWord2016 Resilience

In reflecting back on 2015 and preparing for 2016, it was very difficult to narrow down the most applicable words to describe my current leadership role, my responsibilities, and my life in general.  Words that came to mind included perseverance, … Continue reading

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A Marathon: Raising Awareness of Drug Abuse

A marathon is 26.2 miles or roughly 46,112 steps. leadership   noun   lead·er·ship \ˈlē-dər-ˌship\  (Merriam-Webster definition # 3): the power or ability to lead other people. Leadership as a high school & collegiate team captain: check. Leadership as a teacher, coach, and … Continue reading

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Lessons from Tee-ball: Embracing Struggle as an Opportunity

My 4-year old son, Andrew (# 2), is the youngest player on his tee-ball team.  He attends every practice, every game, and works very hard despite his limited attention span!  Despite Andrew’s lack of skill thus far, it’s always enjoyable … Continue reading

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We Have to Stop Pretending

Two days ago, I received an invitation to participate in an effort titled, “We have to stop pretending.”  The origin of the challenge (by: Scott McLeod) is found here. I was challenged by Dave Kimball on Twitter. Here is my addition to @mcleod … Continue reading

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Digital Footprints: Educating High School Students

The emergence of digital means for instruction and associated resources has transformed education, especially in the last decade.  A digital footprint is the information contained through online activity of one particular person.  Today’s high school students do not have the mindset … Continue reading

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New Twitter Chat for Educational Leaders: #CTedlead

On February 4, 2015, a Connecticut leadership chat came to Twitter.  This chat (#CTedlead) is moderated by Chris Longo, administrator at New Milford High School, CT.  This bimonthly chat features many central topics in effective leadership theory, research, and practice. … Continue reading

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The Doc’s “Speed up your iPhone” Toolbox

Speed up your iPhone with the suggestions in these articles. 10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/08/iphone-free-space-tips_n_6269756.html 12 Ways To Make Your iPhone Run Faster http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-your-iphone-run-faster-2014-7 10 iPhone speed hacks: great ways to … Continue reading

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2014: Pursuit of Innovation, Year in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 460 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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