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June 26, 2014

Our Neighbors' Children Are Our Children Too

It is ultimately the responsibility of those who have chosen to step up and lead schools to be those bridge builders, who understand how to balance the power, listen to all voices, and be the rudder to the ship that is our changing educational environment.

June 24, 2014

Want to Incorporate Online Learning? Invest in the Teachers

In order to use the potential that technologies offer our learners, investment in teachers is required. Knowing teachers' mindsets, their fears, and concerns and attending to them while leading forward is crucial. Developing their interest in and their appreciation for the application of these technologies is essential.

June 22, 2014

Can Boundaries Be For Crossing?

Our contribution to the next generation of leaders in our country begins with our interactions with our students. If we included the concept of understanding other perspectives in our curriculum and our practice with students and each other, over time, perhaps we could contribute to a more compassionate graduate.

June 17, 2014

Summertime Video Gaming

Behaviors are influenced by outside forces. We know that and see it all the time. But does playing a video game turn someone toward anti-social behaviors?

June 10, 2014

Standards, Assessment, Evaluation: Now Is the Time for a Thank You

To maintain an environment built upon teachers' care and concern about the wellbeing of their students, care and concern need to return to the conversation.

June 03, 2014

Open Up Camp Philos

Creating the environment for an education summit such as this is laudable. But, we want in. We all want what is best for children. We are the closest to the heart of the matter.

June 01, 2014

Holding The Conversation About Mental Health

Mental illness is confusing and frightening and has been ignored or pushed aside as an issue for our schools and for our country. Beginning by learning more, opening conversations in our districts, with our colleagues and with experts will be a step forward.

May 29, 2014

We Need to Get Better at Doing Our Own Public Relations

Word spreads easily when we are against something. Negativity loves company. But public relations is a profession and it is not in our training. It is not a matter of defending our profession. Rather, it is a matter of being better at sharing what it is we do and inviting conversations with those who do not understand.

May 27, 2014

Educators With Ideas for Solutions: Speak Up!

If those legislating the changes want to improve schools, let's get better at voicing an alternative to their plan. Let's have that plan encompass more than a demand for more money. That 20th century strategy will no longer work.

May 25, 2014

Common Core is Hard Work

We need to get better at teaching the public what it is we do, what our work truly is, and the process through which we all go in order to get where we are headed.

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