None of us will succeed without the other and students will be the losers if we fail to remember what brought us this far.
The organization of schools must be in sync with the world in which they are situated, and the one into which students will graduate and become a work force.
Ben Carson's shocking perspective and his wake up call words aren't to be ignored.
A leader's ethical compass must be held so synonymously with self-identity that it can't be compromised without alarms going off in our heads and hearts telling us we are lost.
Blaming educators for the "broken system" does not prepare those who are leading the heavy lift before us to be energized or visionary.
Time is better spent up front creating an environment in which the new initiative is recognized as being valuable, building the coalition to lead with you, sharing the vision generously for all to own, designing a clear-cut strategy, and creating the environment that invites broad-based action, recognizes short-term "wins," and sustains the movement.
Observing teachers in order to improve practice can only improve results if teacher practice is in relationship with the causes of student performance.
The leaders' role is first and foremost to be keenly aware not only of the definition of bullying, but of how to recognize it in the interactions between and among adults and children.
Acting Secretary, John King, Jr. is not one to shrink from controversy. It is unlikely that will be the definition of "acting" for him.
Let's commit to making the next generation of leaders, teachers, and citizens open to the push and pull, to paradox, and to challenge without ever giving up on wondering what it is that is just out of our sight when we reach certainty.