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January 29, 2016

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.

January 21, 2016

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?

December 30, 2015

9 Strategies Teachers and Leaders Should Add in 2016

A 2013 article in Forbes Magazine suggested that only 8 percent of people follow through on their New Year's resolutions because they are often too lofty. Here are 9 easy places to start.

December 27, 2015

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here are 16 books that educators should consider reading in 2016.

December 06, 2015

The Problem With Having a 'Growth Mindset'

The problem with the growth mindset, and why it's sometimes a low-hanging fruit, is that school leaders and teachers do a book study on it, but their practices really don't change as much as their monologue does.

September 06, 2015

That's Not Mainstreaming!

If you don't forcibly build joint ownership into mainstreaming, you will not get mainstreaming other than in name, and there's little special about a teacher rushing around a class putting her finger in innumerable leaks.

August 16, 2015

Leading From Within: Mindfulness Practices for School Leaders

Leaders have a great deal of stress flying at them day by day. Perhaps the recent explosion of research on mindfulness will help them lead with greater strength?

July 29, 2015

Social Media: Is It Today's Modern Day Public-Shaming Venue?

In the book So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson examines the depths people will go to publicly shame someone else for a Tweet or Facebook comment gone wrong. Are you one of those people?

July 22, 2015

7 Words to Know When Helping Transgender Students

When the topic of the LGBTQ curriculum comes up in discussion, it brings about very strong feelings. The NY State Education Department's guidance on transgender students will certainly add fuel to the fire.

July 20, 2015

Do Students Have a Brand?

School leaders are beginning to brand their schools to share the positive messages about learning and open up the school walls to let parents in on the secret of school. But are we also responsible for branding students in a way that stifles them?

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