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March 18, 2013

A Case for Thinking Small

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 tre...

March 17, 2013

Confessions of a Real Teacher

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 tre...

March 15, 2013

Schools of Our Dreams

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

March 14, 2013

What's Right With Our Schools?

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

March 13, 2013

How to Create a Classroom Without Walls

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

March 12, 2013

Getting It Right: Teachable Moments and Education Policy

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

March 11, 2013

Mining, Modeling, and Other Sandbox Activities to Foster Student Creativity

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

March 07, 2013

Work the Problem

To achieve real results, we'll definitely have to use all the other pieces of advice offered in Cage-Busting Leadership. Working the problem can help leaders understand where the bars of those cages exist. -- Kerri Briggs

March 06, 2013

The Alliance to Reform Education Leadership: Opening the Principal Pipeline

And without districts and preparation programs collaborating to work beyond systematic constraints, it is unlikely the challenges posed by the school board president, and so many others, will ever be effectively overcome. -- Kerri Briggs

March 04, 2013

The Company You Keep

The lessons and advice of Cage-Busting Leadership resonate with me as I try to find a balance between identifying crucial allies and making tough decisions that don't always garner a lot of support. -- Kerri Briggs

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