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March 23, 2014

Social-Emotional Leading

What if we considered that the same SEL from which children benefit became a component of leader development? Would we discover that new leaders could change the terrain of schools...and of politics?

March 20, 2014

Teacher Leaders Welcomed

Teachers need to be invited and encouraged to take the initial steps into leadership. We hope the best among us, those who are motivated by deep passion for service and love for children and for learning, respond positively to the invitation.

March 18, 2014

Evolving Thoughts of Leaders and Scientists

Dr. Stephen Hawking's work and ours, is steeped in paradox. There are no absolutes, in his work and ours, what we knew worked in the past is giving way to another question and new possibilities for answers. Life is change.

March 16, 2014

An Open Letter From a 20th-Century Teacher

No matter what else the 21st century demands of your teaching and leading, remember John Dewey of the 20th century who taught "learning to do by doing," love your students, love your work, and remember there is nothing more important than your responsibility to your students.

March 13, 2014

The SAT Impact

How did a major architect of the Common Core, help to get the ball rolling in K-12 and then wind up leading the corporation that is the historical gatekeeper for colleges? This is not a statement about the value of the Common Core, or the SAT...rather it is a question about a grand plan that is swirling around us.

March 09, 2014

What Can We Learn About Safe Schools From Arizona?

We are busy with the challenges of the day but there may be no more important challenge than to be ever vigilant that we are not denied the right to create safe and inclusive environments for our students.

March 06, 2014

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Respect may be the fulcrum for change. We haven't seen this kind of leadership since Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr. but that is no reason we can't choose to lead with that spirit and seek other such leaders to rise.

March 02, 2014

John Dewey Speaks to Us Today

Just recently we posted about looking forward to the horizon in order to be better informed about what lies ahead. We encourage walking, open eyed, into the frontier rather than waking up in it. Today, however, we are looking back. The past does have lessons to offer.

February 28, 2014

Get Ready for What's Next: A Leadership Imperative

While the field of Internet providers narrows, and the capacity for access to the Internet broadens, what do you suppose the public's expectations for their use will become? This is a time for leadership to reach out to colleagues and develop a louder voice...as we see things arising, before they become our work.

February 26, 2014

Feedback as Professional Development

How can we guarantee that teachers receive professional development that will most certainly fit in their classrooms and be developed and monitored over time? And, how do we include professional development to augment our knowledge of the human beings involved in the learning process: student and teacher?

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