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May 06, 2018

The Invisible Work of Teachers

Mostly, the public doesn't understand the work of educators. The invisible efforts of the teachers and their leaders that result in successes is often not broadcasted well.

April 22, 2018

The Superintendent's Paradox: Time vs. Complexity & Ethical Behavior

No matter what a leader is facing, when both sides hold strong and in their own way are right, it takes time for a leader to resolve within her or himself how to proceed.

March 22, 2018

Leaders Who Don't Fear Failure Become Change Agents

In order for a new kind of leadership and a new kind of school to arise, fear of failure must be conquered and a vision for the change mastered. The fear of failure is not only to be mediated by the leader her- or him- self, but be spread throughout the system.

March 15, 2018

New Voices Rising: Students Demand Change After Parkland Shooting

This is not a time to watch the news in shock only. In moments when we allow ourselves to become students of leadership, we realize we are living in a time rich in its lessons.

March 11, 2018

Building a Collaborative Learning Organization

When the leader sees her- him-self as the overseer of a complex ecosystem things can begin to change.

March 04, 2018

Leaders Must Navigate The Web of Systems Thinking and Relationships

Who better than an educational leader understands that schools are living systems with moving parts, events, changes, and challenges?

February 22, 2018

Following the Latest School Shooting, Young People Take the Lead

One of the best ways to tap into young people's advocacy and activism is to engage with them early and often about current events generally. Young people read the headlines and hear the sound bites. They want to be part of the conversation, and should be.

February 18, 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Children, Schools, Guns, Laws, & Leaders

Nikolas Cruz: No one ought to be surprised that his mind turned to violence and to aggression. In November, his adoptive mother died. Of course, that was a trigger but he was 19 and no intervention system was following him.

February 15, 2018

Leaders Learning to Listen

Collaboration and careful listening to all stakeholders is a central skill of a successful leader.

January 30, 2018

Leading and Teaching in an Equitable System

Daring to have real conversations with others holding different points of view is important. Practicing what we expect children to understand and do cannot happen with integrity unless we are practicing this ourselves.

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