It takes courage to face the mirror and ask whether we are being open hearted, welcoming, kind and our authentic selves.
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October 18, 2016
October 06, 2016
If looking for a new leader at any level, a new teacher, a new staff member, the time to re-examine culture and climate is now.
October 02, 2016
There is damage done by refusing to raise the questions and open the conversations about race. Although that damage may reside beneath the surface, it exists.
July 10, 2016
After this and every week of violence, we must remember, our students are watching. What are they thinking and what are they learning?
June 05, 2016
Partnering with other like-minded educators, organizations, and networks is part of growing efforts to remember, reclaim, and relocate the heart of teaching and learning in reflective, trusting relationships and shared leadership.
April 07, 2016
Districts can operate with multi-directional communication pathways in which each constituency has access to the other with respect and consideration for diversity of perspective.
March 08, 2016
No good comes from a fractured environment. Fighting over points of view, misunderstandings and resentment cannot contribute to a healthy school environment for children.
January 26, 2016
Regardless of where one stands in the debate about whether "Tweeting" has contributed to or is destroying our capacity for meaningful two way communication and dialogue, there are places where brief communication can connect people and share thoughts.
January 03, 2016
Since we hold the work close and it is always somewhere in our thinking, allowing attention to disconnect may just be the route to more innovative solutions.
December 06, 2015
Feedback that is descriptive, anchored, timely, meaningful, and respectful can increase the likelihood that the receiver can and will use it to improve upon the work.