John R. Jones and Misty Henry report: "Today, schools are under tremendous pressure to improve student achievement and sometimes at the expense of failing to help teachers get better at instruction. It seems the emphasis is placed on lack of student achievement and not on its remedy."
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May 08, 2018
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Mostly, the public doesn't understand the work of educators. The invisible efforts of the teachers and their leaders that result in successes is often not broadcasted well.
May 03, 2018
We still hope for some bits of innocence in childhood. We aspire to days that are carefree and playful. We think those days help form us as adults. Schools can play a role.
May 01, 2018
Guest blogger Amanda Ronan writes, "The harsh reality is that certain discipline practices are the reflections of institutionalized racism and outward discrimination against people of color and other underserved communities."
April 22, 2018
No matter what a leader is facing, when both sides hold strong and in their own way are right, it takes time for a leader to resolve within her or himself how to proceed.
March 27, 2018
What do we know, what can we be sure of, and what do we need to learn about how it feels to be a child in our schools?
March 18, 2018
Guest blogger Christopher Wojeski, Ed.D says, "Few are trained to address calamity. Nevertheless, maintaining composure, fortitude and optimism is paramount when helping our students and school community constituents devise solutions to issues and cope with anguish."
March 11, 2018
When the leader sees her- him-self as the overseer of a complex ecosystem things can begin to change.
March 04, 2018
Who better than an educational leader understands that schools are living systems with moving parts, events, changes, and challenges?
February 15, 2018
Collaboration and careful listening to all stakeholders is a central skill of a successful leader.