Leaders in this century must be leaders of change. In their discernment role, they must also determine the change to embrace and the one to resist.
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June 14, 2016
June 02, 2016
Leadership voices have been directed at objection and resistance toward the national mandates and state implementations of them. The pull away from that toward voices raised with new vision and a plan can feel like the removal of a suction cup that has been securely attached to a wall.
May 24, 2016
Any plan for systemic change must be bolstered by serious attention to the cultural shifts that might be needed simultaneously.
May 22, 2016
While it is well established that many factors can increase student performance, the most important factor is the quality of the classroom teacher.
May 15, 2016
What questions accompany the decisions that are made every day and might make the answers more long lived?
May 08, 2016
If we are objecting to the common core and to the standardized tests, are we preparing the alternative?
May 05, 2016
Our value about the use of time, expecting almost all of it as scheduled as teaching time, runs counter to the current need to change the way teaching and learning take place.
April 19, 2016
The love expressed by Americans for their community schools is the educational sweet spot for community and parental involvement and investment on the local level.
April 12, 2016
Most schools remain in a teaching and learning format that is frighteningly similar to the one from a century past. So vacancies now present extraordinary opportunities with consequences that may last decades.
March 29, 2016
Leaders, while striving to find their own vision for possibilities, need only to look inside their schools for innovative teachers who are pushing against boundaries and inviting a more flexible interaction between student and teacher.