Word spreads easily when we are against something. Negativity loves company. But public relations is a profession and it is not in our training. It is not a matter of defending our profession. Rather, it is a matter of being better at sharing what it is we do and inviting conversations with those who do not understand.
All Blog Posts With leadership Tag or Category
May 29, 2014
May 28, 2014
July 1 is the deadline to nominate creative district-level personnel for the Leaders To Learn From class of 2015.
May 27, 2014
In planning her summer learning, Stephanie Hirsh turns to a favorite author, John Kotter. Explore some of his ideas on leadership and change and how his writing can help with transformation.
May 27, 2014
If those legislating the changes want to improve schools, let's get better at voicing an alternative to their plan. Let's have that plan encompass more than a demand for more money. That 20th century strategy will no longer work.
May 25, 2014
We need to get better at teaching the public what it is we do, what our work truly is, and the process through which we all go in order to get where we are headed.
May 22, 2014
We can learn an enormous amount about how to make schools happier and healthier places for both children and adults by studying what psychological qualities the most committed teachers possess.
May 20, 2014
Make a commitment to acknowledging the little things. Those acts are encouraged when recognized, actually by anyone. These acts are the ones not explicit in a job description of the faculty or grades of students, but they do call us to a higher level of being human.
May 18, 2014
Leading requires that we navigate today's reality in the context of the territory ahead. Planning what our schools will look like moving forward is essential. Innovation includes knowing what the barriers may be and planning around them.
May 16, 2014
Sarah Yost, who teaches 8th grade English Language Arts at Westport Middle School, talks about a new model for instructional leadership.
May 15, 2014
On average, students in schools whose principals had been trained by the urban leadership program improved their state test scores by nearly a percentile point in reading and 1.3 percentile points in math.