The urgent demands of the leader's work pull the mind to a place of reaction. Each reaction pulls attention away from a systems view and away from the complexities of the human beings who work with us.
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June 21, 2016
June 16, 2016
As with most things affecting school culture, the leader's ability to identify and address stressors makes a positive difference.
June 12, 2016
EdCamps are based upon the desire for participant-led professional development. The session topics are determined on the day of the event.
June 09, 2016
Student engagement is invoked when curriculum and instruction focus on inquiry, creativity, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. It is invoked when the school and classroom environments are replete with positive relationships and risk taking is encouraged and regarded as exciting.
June 07, 2016
What would it be like if we had a bit of time to consider what our individual highest potential might be for next year and then to engage one another to determine what our collective highest potential might be?
June 05, 2016
Partnering with other like-minded educators, organizations, and networks is part of growing efforts to remember, reclaim, and relocate the heart of teaching and learning in reflective, trusting relationships and shared leadership.
May 31, 2016
Loyalty is a valued, and tricky, characteristic. Before being loyal to a person or an institution, one must be loyal to a guiding belief, conviction, or ideal.
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 19, 2016
This is truly a moment for the adults who make decisions about whether they are going to accept social change and create the environments in which all children can flourish to be courageous.