Exploring the cultural values that students are exposed to, and guiding them through an honest exploration of what they think and feel about those values before embracing them, is future building.
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." - Nelson Mandela
What if stress could be avoided?
How can leaders find a way to restore compassion, justice, creativity, craftsmanship and acknowledgement for each of the people who work and learn within the school?
Asking teachers to attend to the social-emotional development of their students without providing them with the environment in which social and emotional health is paramount is simply unreasonable.
The potential for gender bias lies within all of us resulting in subtle messages that shape the young men and women in our schools for a society that is changing far too slowly.
Teachers need tools and support to be effective in their work and maintain emotional well-being.
Without the trust of and between the members of the organization, no leader can successfully plan and implement any sustainable change.
How we revere others must not be an act of comparison, but one of celebrating their uniqueness and, therefore, our own.
Common routines and practices based on shared values relies on the leader's ability be creative, open minded, fair, and vision focused.