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January 25, 2018

We Educate, Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders

We are in a difficult time. This time is one that we have no frame of reference. The polarization of sides, beliefs, values are extreme and are flaunted. We are called as educators to be awake and active.

January 23, 2018

How Do Leaders Use Compromise and Consensus?

Building consensus requires the leader to be certain everyone can let go, understand, agree, and support an idea. It is a social/emotional skill, not an administrative one.

January 21, 2018

In Defense of Personalized Learning: Leading by Example

Guest blog author Dr. Nicholas Bruski shares, "By analyzing structures, systems and procedures, leaders can create a more inclusive and engaging professional culture that ultimately supports positive change in our school systems."

January 18, 2018

Your Moral Leadership Matters Now More Than Ever

We can contribute to the next generation of adults by circling the wagons and making sure each school environment is safely founded in a culture built upon courage, commitment, and empathy.

January 16, 2018

Educating the 'Whole Child' Requires Courageous Leaders

Student achievement and educating the 'whole child' can be seen in actions schools take. For that, school leaders must have courage to lead away from hesitations.

December 21, 2017

Loss of Freedom of Thought and Expression Threatens Schools

Limiting speech and access to information is the antithesis of our purpose in a free and open democracy. The limits being placed on the internet and on speech in the CDC will affect our work, certainly.

December 17, 2017

Show Congress What Makes Teaching and Leading Schools Hard Work

In a school system, we must try to find the place where greatest common ground exists and maneuver form there to include everyone. And, as we write this, we wonder why legislators don't understand this better than anyone else.

December 05, 2017

Holidays Can Present Dual Realities for Children

Consider a time when we felt lonely or different from those around us. In that common moment, we can find answers for how to help these children feel seen and heard and understood.

November 12, 2017

Developing the Courage to Report Sexual Abuse Begins in Schools

If we can teach children that they have power, and help them develop a voice, then less of them will enter the world of adulthood seeing and believing that power over another is the sole path to feeling powerful.

November 07, 2017

Are We Leading Change or Leading in a New Era?

The traditional modes of teaching and learning are being disrupted form outside the schools walls and educators know that a richness for students will arrive when those walls become more permeable under teacher leadership.

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