Note: Rick Hess is on sabbatical through May 6th. If you're missing him, you might try to catch him while he's out and about discussing his new book Cage-Busting Leadership (available here, e-book available here). For updates on when he might be in your neck of the woods, check here. Meantime, a tremendous lineup of guest stars has kindly agreed to step in while Rick's gone and share their own thoughts on the opportunities, challenges, implications, and nature of cage-busting leadership. Guest blogging this week is Matt Candler, CEO of 4.0 Schools, and members of the 4.0 Schools ...


4.0 doesn't wait for the innovation part; they just get started. -- Alex Perez


It's not expensive to run a school prototype, and after our experience, I think it is too costly not to. -- Josh Densen, 4.0 Schools


Note: Rick Hess is on sabbatical through May 6th. If you're missing him, you might try to catch him while he's out and about discussing his new book Cage-Busting Leadership (available here, e-book available here). For updates on when he might be in your neck of the woods, check here. Meantime, a tremendous lineup of guest stars has kindly agreed to step in while Rick's gone and share their own thoughts on the opportunities, challenges, implications, and nature of cage-busting leadership. Guest blogging this week is Matt Candler, CEO of 4.0 Schools. Hi, my name's Matt Candler. I've worked ...


Note: Rick Hess is on sabbatical through May 6th. If you're missing him, you might try to catch him while he's out and about discussing his new book Cage-Busting Leadership (available here, e-book available here). For updates on when he might be in your neck of the woods, check here. Meantime, a tremendous lineup of guest stars has kindly agreed to step in while Rick's gone and share their own thoughts on the opportunities, challenges, implications, and nature of cage-busting leadership. Guest blogging this week are members of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY). Today's final ...


Teaching that is culturally (and statistically) responsive, rigorous and relevant is teaching that empowers. -- Joshua Parker


The best teachers I know reflect on what they do well, then share those skills with the other teachers in their grade, school, district, and beyond. -- Justin Minkel


A willingness to look inward and make an honest assessment of why things were not working has made all of the difference in my career. -- Joseph Fatheree


Teachers need to step beyond their classroom and examine policy from a district or state perspective, while policy makers need to become good at doing what they espouse most highly: effective teaching. -- Jeanne DelColle


Experience, training, practice, and encouragement in using creative thinking skills can improve a student's ability to think with fluency, flexibility, and to pose novel and inventive solutions to questions and problems. -- Curtis Chandler


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