Our students need to receive the type of attention Antoinette Tuff demonstrated.
If surveys and the resulting process do not build relationships between the school and community through leadership, then there is no gain.
Compassion and empathy allow for bottom up leadership, system wide responsiveness and are the foundation of everything we do as human beings who have chosen to lead and serve.
Policy and agency leaders have decided to fail the children, the teachers and school leaders as a way of motivating us into action. They have become impatient with us, rather than examine themselves.
It is possible that to legislate that schools not only be required to teach academics, but to teach academics harnessing these games.
The design of the accountability processes and timelines are flawed AND we must suspend judgment within the organization in order to lead, learn and implement the change. We must be skillful enough to hold this paradox.
How can policy be good if it hurts children? Make this our leadership moment.
Educational leaders and policy makers continue to cross their arms, dig in their heels, and frown over their glasses at the mere mention of video games in school.
Listening to the perspective of others is essential in order to discover our own hidden assumptions and brings about stronger decisions.
Make sure everyone is heard and those with much to lose are not overlooked if they are silent!