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November 19, 2013

We Want to Be Good Soldiers

We are the good soldiers, the ones who enlisted to fight the good fight on behalf of children. We need leaders who know that this war cannot be won without good soldiers, thousands and thousands of them.

November 10, 2013

Will Our Use of Touch-Screen Technology Be Led by Toddlers?

As leaders, teachers and consumers of these technologies, we must get ahead of this tidal wave and maximize their use in our schools. We hope to lead with this technology, not be led by it.

November 07, 2013

Facing Racism

Each of us is a more courageous leader if we wrestle with ourselves to know whatever bias lives in us. We have children watching and waiting for us to do something.

November 05, 2013

Standardized Test Results Are Only One Measure of Our Work

Defining and reporting on multiple measures is more work. But, it may serve to balance our focus so that standardized testing results takes it rightful place as just one indicator of the work we do.

October 31, 2013

Should Secondary Schools Start Later?

A decision to change start times in a school district is one of the most complex decisions we can make in schools. Nothing we do, nothing, is without unintended or willing consequences.

October 17, 2013

Football Coach Teaches Empathy and Compassion

Special needs children's lives are affected by Coach Hamilton's masterful acts of empathy and compassion. It is not a sweeping systemic change but it is monumental for the lives touched.

October 10, 2013

MOOCs Can Teach Leaders About 21st Century Learning

MOOCs provide information, invite participation, invoke curiosity, and encourage learning. Isn't that what we want for all students?

October 08, 2013

Coding Should Be a Requirement to Be 'College and Career Ready'

If we change what we teach our children, we can do far more than make them 'college and career ready.' We can change our nation and its future.

October 03, 2013

Will Teacher and Principal Evaluation Improve Our Schools?

The inherent danger is these rubrics have been mandated.It will surely be a morale killer and definitely a missed opportunity if we cannot leverage this mandate.

October 01, 2013

Have We Drifted Away From Informed Child-Development Practices?

Children deserve to spend their days growing up in safe and supportive environments. The school is the only environment we can control.

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