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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March 11, 2013
March 07, 2013
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
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 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
February 27, 2013
At KIPP, we firmly believe that what you measure matters. It's not enough to break out of the cage; you also have to show that what you're doing outside the cage is working. -- Mike Feinberg
February 22, 2013
Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa on Leadership, Personalized Learning, and Lasagna
Becca Bracy Knight had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Avossa about his entry into Fulton County, his vision of a great school system, what a "charter district" is, his personal sources of inspiration and motivation, and his culinary skills.
February 20, 2013
Exercising a "beginner's mind" is the simplest way to cut through bureaucracy to determine whether something makes sense and in fact truly benefits students and teachers -- Becca Bracy Knight
February 19, 2013
Regardless of who's at the helm, a cabinet of rivals will have a greater chance of coming up with new ideas and solutions that help students learn and teachers thrive -- Becca Bracy Knight
October 19, 2012
Note: Sarah Reckhow, assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University, is guest posting this week. In my book, Follow the Money, I compare the top-down approach to education reform in New York City to the slower and more open approach of Los Angeles. Today I will show that Los...
October 18, 2012
Note: Sarah Reckhow, assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University, is guest posting this week. Some large urban school districts receive millions of dollars in foundation grants, while others get none. In my book, Follow the Money, I show that the districts receiving the m...