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March 27, 2018

Are There Unseen Children In Your School?

What do we know, what can we be sure of, and what do we need to learn about how it feels to be a child in our schools?

February 06, 2018

Can We Teach Acceptance and Compassion or Only Mandate It?

It is the one-sided approach to curriculum that allows the avoidance of helping students understand the experience of 'the other'. It is in these lessons that the power to effectively change the way people think and act toward each other exists.

January 30, 2018

Leading and Teaching in an Equitable System

Daring to have real conversations with others holding different points of view is important. Practicing what we expect children to understand and do cannot happen with integrity unless we are practicing this ourselves.

November 14, 2017

Can Schools Be Inclusive? Examine The Data.

We can't anticipate every storm and we may grow weary of trying. But, the ground of civil rights seems to be shaking and it merits watching.

October 24, 2017

Why Should All School Leaders Address Racism?

Our painful racial days are not ancient history. If we are courageous enough and if we want to make a differnce, perhaps we can help the wounds heal and respect grow.

September 26, 2017

School Leaders, Racial Bias, and Hope

Unlike the POTUS, our actions will directly, and immediately impact children and families. So, we cannot be complacent.

August 27, 2017

How Schools Can Help Adolescents Become Responsible, Informed Adults

The lines that separate childhood from adolescence and adolescence from adulthood have disappeared. Rites of passage are few. But there is something schools can and should do.

August 03, 2017

8 Questions to Help Leaders Prepare for Confrontation & Empowered Bias

There is an America that has been hidden for a long time that will enter schools stealthily. We must be alert and protect the values we embrace in our work with children.

July 27, 2017

School Leaders Worry: What Is President Trump Teaching Our Youth?

How will we maintain civility in our schools without acknowledging civility is being challenged daily by Trump's speeches and tweets from the holder of the highest office in the land?

May 02, 2017

The President, the Little Girl, and Challenges to School Values

Whatever the reason for the style of communication being used, the lesson of its effectiveness is being taught, the attitude is being proudly shared, and children are admiring it. It is damaging and harmful.

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