3 things to do in order to figure out which of the other 10 things are worth doing for your classrooms and schools.
We must do what is required of us, while not accepting silence as a sign of compliance. Influential voices are needed, no matter the cause. Do not waste them on trivia lest their power will be tossed to the wind.
We need to make and support very hard decisions while not losing our humanity. That calls for empathy.
The stress of hurrying our children academically matches the stress our children have come to live with as the other parts their childhoods have melted away. We know what is good for children. It is the very fiber of our work.
Our current leadership challenge lies in our capacity to be resilient ourselves, and to develop resilient students and systems.
Separate courses on ethics aren't necessary if we are teaching it in every course, every day, by our actions and decisions.
Summertime is a good time time for leaders to remember who we are and remember why this work called us in the first place.
We must be vigilant in removing bigotry from our schools.
Leaders have refined their questions in the feedback conversations associated with new evaluation processes. These questions belong, not only the classroom, but in our work with faculty, parents, students, the public at large.
Before offering any digital learning opportunities for our students, we must become informed ourselves.