If we can teach children that they have power, and help them develop a voice, then less of them will enter the world of adulthood seeing and believing that power over another is the sole path to feeling powerful.
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November 12, 2017
October 24, 2017
Our painful racial days are not ancient history. If we are courageous enough and if we want to make a differnce, perhaps we can help the wounds heal and respect grow.
October 12, 2017
Guest blog author Joyce Hutchens says, "School leaders are professionally and ethically responsibility to be fair to all employees. Engaging in discriminatory or other egregious behavior is wrong--PERIOD!"
October 10, 2017
Let the good news and the bad news come from us. Tell the truth. Be honest. Set the context. Stay out front. Keep on message. Listen well. Anticipate.
October 03, 2017
Silveria's value based message wasn't tentative nor half-hearted. He told the gathering that they should be "outraged", that small ideas and horrific thinking needs to be replaced by a better idea. What would you do?
August 29, 2017
The moment to rediscover and recommit to values is now. The adults being led and students in our schools need a leader who is a model of integrity, inclusiveness, and consistency.
August 27, 2017
The lines that separate childhood from adolescence and adolescence from adulthood have disappeared. Rites of passage are few. But there is something schools can and should do.
August 20, 2017
Trust has a role in student achievement greater than the attention it receives.
August 15, 2017
Where but public schools do we create a citizenry with an understanding of the relationship between rights and responsibilities, between democracy and despotism and why our founders created three branches of government with different but equal powers.
August 03, 2017
There is an America that has been hidden for a long time that will enter schools stealthily. We must be alert and protect the values we embrace in our work with children.