Why Collaborative Leadership Matters Most

Leaders hear a lot about being instructional leaders, but in order to bring all stakeholders together, they must be collaborative leaders.


Algorithms: Are They Giving Students a One-Sided View?

Our views are getting more and more streamlined to everything we like and identify with on social media. What does this mean for how students see the world?


Mindful Leaders Are Key for Transforming School

As self-compassionate school leaders, you learn to soothe and to comfort yourself in the moment when faced with your own personal failings, to honor and to accept your humanness. Mindfulness is an essential path of practice to transform your relationship to yourself and to your school.


Only 46% of Students Feel Valued in Their School

A recent survey of over 66,000 6-12 students shows that less then half feel that their teachers know their aspirations. As we spend time talking about student voice we should find ways to show we value it too.


School Climate Still Has a Long Way to Go

A recent guest blog by a transgender teacher ended up highlighting why school climate continues to be such an issue, and it seems as though many times it's the adults who are at fault.


Collaborative Leadership: Do You Take 10,000 Steps a Day?

What if school leaders made sure they walked 10,000 steps while in school, and paid close attention to the relationships they could build along every step?


How I Ruined My Teaching Career by Changing Gender

Today's guest post is a personal story written by a teacher who lost her job after changing genders.


Why Leaders Should Attend Teacher Trainings

So often, teachers and leaders get trained separately. Wouldn't it be better to have everyone in the same room so they can have authentic dialogue that will help them get to the heart of the issue, and create action steps to move on?


Is 'Good Enough' Teaching Good Enough?

Recently, Peter Gray wrote about the 'good enough' parent who does not excel at everything but works hard to understand their child. Should we have the same opinion when it comes to teachers?


Do School Leaders Really Start With 'Why'?

Schools seem to try to change a lot for a variety of reasons. But, in the spirit of Simon Sinek, do we really know why we do what we do?


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