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November 22, 2016

We Have To Talk About Current Events in the Classroom

It is understandable that with the contentiousness of this election, that leaders might find it safer to limit conversations. We argue that it is our role to help students navigate these rough waters.

November 17, 2016

Now That The Election Is Over What Will We Teach?

It is time for us to listen to each other and learn how to help each other dig with intentionality past hateful words to the source of the hate and lead the children through this difficult time.

November 15, 2016

Learning How to Lose a Presidential Election: A Primer for Students

Even when the stakes are low, you still need to know how to handle defeat. It was this driving principle that motivated teacher Laura Pasek, a third and fourth grade general studies teacher, to conclude her simulation of a presidential election with the drafting of acceptance speeches--and concession speeches.

November 06, 2016

We Need Leaders Strong Enough to Be 'Humble and Kind'

Everyday the news reports that people reveal that they are stressed, nervous, fearful and 'can't wait for the election to be over'. Don't think this doesn't filter into the lives of children.

October 23, 2016

Are Schools Valuing Ethics and Academics?

Do all organizations develop a power, confidence and a sense of immunity that makes their own growth and survival compete with an original purpose?

October 20, 2016

Sexual Harassment and Assault: Where Do You Stand?

We are at risk of growing up another generation without gender respectfulness. Can we stop the cycle?

October 09, 2016

Schools, This Election, and Leading From Higher Ground

We need a generation who will right this rolling ship and that generation is in our schools now.

October 02, 2016

Does 'Black Lives Matter' Matter?

There is damage done by refusing to raise the questions and open the conversations about race. Although that damage may reside beneath the surface, it exists.

September 25, 2016

Are LGBT Students Safe?

Policies and legislation may call for safe environments, but it is the heart of the educator leading and teaching students that will make the most difference.

August 11, 2016

Leading Safe Schools in an Environment That Lacks Civility

In this political environment, with policy pushed into the background while insults and name-calling move to the foreground, the likelihood of ripple into our world becomes greater.

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