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.
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June 26, 2014
June 24, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.