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March 15, 2016

What School Leaders Know That Donald Trump Doesn't

The genesis of the ruckus that broke out at the Trump rally in Chicago and the ardor that continues to follow him, highlights a danger school leaders and law enforcement know about very well.

March 10, 2016

Teachers Will Take Risks When Leaders Build Trustworthy Environments

When trust becomes a shared and lived value, the people within the organization can remain invested in their chosen work, taking risks, moving forward, making changes.

March 08, 2016

We Need Leaders Who Are Peacemakers

No good comes from a fractured environment. Fighting over points of view, misunderstandings and resentment cannot contribute to a healthy school environment for children.

March 03, 2016

Goals Inspire and Indicators Measure Progress

Noting the positive effect of hopeful mindsets, we wonder about rethinking the use of indicators each year and the reigniting of the power of goals.

February 28, 2016

Are You Thinking About Heroin?

Understanding the grip of heroin addiction as a public health issue with serious consequences for the addicted and for those who love that person can help students make better choices and increase empathy as well.

February 21, 2016

6 Questions to Ask Before Requesting Compliance

Inviting and empowering others to join you in the change, to lead along with you, bringing purpose into the work being done, with understanding about the direction and the reasons, is far more energizing to the organization than "We've got to do it because we've been told to."

February 16, 2016

Beyond Standardized Tests: Redefine Students' Readiness to Thrive After Graduation

It may seem a leap from the common core, graduation rates, and NAEP scores to the building of community and the words of Parker Palmer. But in truth, it is not.

February 04, 2016

Is it Political Correctness or Simple Kindness?

The attention to how we speak is truly the attention to how we feel. It seems that how we feel is not as private as we think. This does not go unnoticed in our schools and it must not go unaddressed.

January 31, 2016

The Power of Transcending Differences

The success of leaders depends, maybe more now than ever, upon the ability to know one's self, be one's self, and stay true to the purpose that guides one's life.

January 24, 2016

4 Critical Leadership Abilities Leading to Student Success

We would be foolish to expect professionals who have experienced success in the past to seek and adopt new practices without purposeful professional development and an environment in which adult learning and risk-taking is valued and rewarded.

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