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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?

July 17, 2015

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work

John Hattie's research shows that growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset has an effect size of .19, which is below the Hinge Point, and the biggest reason why the growth mindset may not work is in the classroom.

July 12, 2015

Wish That I Could Be Like the Cool Kids

As much as we may try to be a part of one group, we don't totally feel comfortable, so we find that we are marginalized...sometimes even by our own doing. It happens to students all the time.

June 23, 2015

School Climate: What Is the Road Map to Success?

School climate is an important issue for all schools, but the direction school stakeholders is dependent on their needs. What road map is needed to provide their direction?

June 21, 2015

School Climate: Is It Fragmented, Piecemeal, and Counterproductively Competitive?

The Carnegie Task Force states, "While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge." Is the competition for resources killing their chances?

June 14, 2015

Failure Is Inevitable, Plan Accordingly

We talk a lot about failure but don't like to experience it. It happens to us all, even children, and we should plan accordingly.

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