There is a lot of pushback from critics when teachers and leaders try to address the social-emotional-learning needs of students. The reality is that social-emotional learning is not only easy to address, it's important to do so, and this post explains why.
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January 27, 2019
Peter DeWitt discusses life for LGBTQ students and what schools should do to help them.
January 20, 2019
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January 13, 2019
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December 02, 2018
2019 is quickly approaching. Here are 12 issues that leaders should have on their radar for the new year.
November 11, 2018
A few months ago, there was a blog post on Finding Common Ground that was shared 300,000 times but was read 100,000 times. It seems as though the adults who talk about media literacy don't necessarily read what they share, and that's a problem.
November 04, 2018
We hand leaders the keys to the building based on an interview and the degree they received in school leadership, and then we leave them to their own devices. We need to change that, and leadership coaching may be the answer.
October 21, 2018
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October 14, 2018
Being a school leader is difficult. They are meant to focus on improvement while also negotiating their way through adult behavior. Can leadership coaching help them focus on what truly matters?