Guest blogger Josh Schachter writes "We will need to develop even greater abilities to listen to each other beyond the political rhetoric, to empathize and collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, hierarchical, and socioeconomic boundaries."
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February 02, 2017
January 29, 2017
Let's proceed as if it is a good thing to be compassionate and kind as a person or nation. Those qualities are not mutually exclusive from strength.
January 15, 2017
In formal/academic learning what often gets in the way, for children and professionals, is the lack of time and effort given to understanding and agreeing to the objectives and standards to which we are striving.
January 03, 2017
School leaders have the obligation to focus professional development to support the ideas and concepts essential in these subjects and their relationships to each other.
December 29, 2016
Consultant and leadership coach Thomas Van Soelen, Ph.D is our guest blogger who writes the assumptions schools often make about teachers new to the profession can be quite destructive, particularly when planning teacher induction programs.
December 27, 2016
Professional development? Only few can boast they have found the 'secret sauce' and improved teaching and learning and achievement. But many are on their way.
December 08, 2016
Leading an organization requires deeper listening. Especially, at this time of year, we need to be listening for those who are silent and for those who are alone or angry. They may need our help.
October 11, 2016
If a highly productive faculty becomes lulled into a sleeping giant, growth of students will slow also.
October 04, 2016
It may seem a good idea to make one action and responsibility meet the needs of many requirements. But does it result in diminished returns?
September 06, 2016
To step away from seeing oneself as needing improvement to seeing oneself as a contributor to the improvement of the students' experience is a system-wide advantage.