As a profession, we have searched for strategies and programs and solutions that would change our work. Maybe it is simply joy we need.
Dismissing technology and its use because of discomfort or unfamiliarity or uninformed judgments has no place in an educational environment.
Without leaders understanding and holding the space for new methodologies to be learned, graduates are less likely to possess the attributes that we all agree students need while they are still with us and for life.
The treatment of Ahmed Mohamed should serve as a wake-up call for everyone to step back, just a moment, to reflect on our fears and our rushes to judgment.
We want to talk about the emotional muscle that helps children and adults maneuver around their feelings as winners or losers.
Let's not call it STEM. Let's call it 21st century education.
If we are truly to be devoted to what is good for children and if it is our role to maximize their ability to learn and to support their physical and mental health, this has to become a seriously faced issue.
The time has come to reexamine how students are evaluated within schools, discussing it openly and honestly, and making decisions about how to best motivate and engage learners while capturing their achievement.
As one last act of leadership, let us allow Tom Sobol's passing to be a reminder, to open our eyes and our hearts, to grow as moral leaders who are dedicated to what is good for children.
It is our belief, that the capacity to promote well-being can only spring from a leader's capacity to create and maintain their own well-being.