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January 30, 2018

Leading and Teaching in an Equitable System

Daring to have real conversations with others holding different points of view is important. Practicing what we expect children to understand and do cannot happen with integrity unless we are practicing this ourselves.

January 28, 2018

How Schools Teach Victims and Abusers: Leadership Lessons From Michigan State

We can read these stories of abuse and follow the press about the uncovering of these cases with shock and shake our heads. Or we can take a look inside schools and see how we teach children.

January 25, 2018

We Educate, Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders

We are in a difficult time. This time is one that we have no frame of reference. The polarization of sides, beliefs, values are extreme and are flaunted. We are called as educators to be awake and active.

January 18, 2018

Your Moral Leadership Matters Now More Than Ever

We can contribute to the next generation of adults by circling the wagons and making sure each school environment is safely founded in a culture built upon courage, commitment, and empathy.

January 14, 2018

Why Professional Development Fails

Unless there is consistent support and practice, with feedback and evaluation, too often what is read, experienced, and taught have only a moment's life span.

January 09, 2018

Interviewing? Good Questions are Important. Careful Listening is Paramount.

Hiring is, arguably, the most important shared role of leaders and the governing body. It deserves and investment of time to listen openly and share perceptions and thoughts.

January 02, 2018

Can Schools Teach Bullies and Bystanders About Common Ground?

Then there are those children who choose to use bullying behaviors to meet their own needs. We need to develop alternative pathways for them.

December 05, 2017

Holidays Can Present Dual Realities for Children

Consider a time when we felt lonely or different from those around us. In that common moment, we can find answers for how to help these children feel seen and heard and understood.

December 03, 2017

Can Schools Help Change the Sexual Harassment Culture?

The opening of an environment in schools for victims to safely speak out and release the hurt and shame they have experienced will help. But, what about prevention? What about education?

November 30, 2017

Labeling Students With Disabilities Has a Downside

We do not want to teach children to be or to be seen as a label. How we conduct each day, how we construct each day and our mindset about limits and limitations has to be questioned in order to decide what is productive and what has to change.

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