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March 12, 2015
February 08, 2015
The principal as lead reader begins with questioning the assumption that all teachers are "readers." It includes reading and sharing the joy and the new information that results regularly.
October 26, 2014
In today's guest post, Dr. Chris Dede talks about how professional development for transformative change requires unlearning, which necessitates high levels of emotional/social support in addition to intellectual and technical guidance.
October 16, 2014
Attention must be paid how the leader's heart is developed and shared, the ways in which words are used to communicate and inspire or heal, and the way people feel about the authenticity of the person.
August 10, 2014
The focus on knowledge, skills and measurements must not pull us away from the essential need for learning and growing the inner lives of those who lead.
July 08, 2014
Too many leaders view change as an act of replacing one thing for another or an act to incorporate something new in an existing system. It takes courage to look in the mirror and ask if we can see and understand what needs to change and if we know how to lead others through the process.
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?
April 01, 2014
Those who are in the wonders of coding, technology, and the maker movement, are an excited bunch. What they develop and offer students is important and relevant.We need to bridge the gap, come together, and make sense of all of this now.
February 26, 2014
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?
November 21, 2013
If we are to continue to develop an environment in which teachers can create the space for children to explore and discover (which is ironically part of the mandated shift), we must create the space for the teachers to do the same.