Policies and legislation may call for safe environments, but it is the heart of the educator leading and teaching students that will make the most difference.
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September 25, 2016
April 24, 2016
Bias cannot be outlawed. Laws can change our behaviors, not our beliefs. Beliefs change by choice and usually over time. It is a deeply personal process.
February 04, 2016
The attention to how we speak is truly the attention to how we feel. It seems that how we feel is not as private as we think. This does not go unnoticed in our schools and it must not go unaddressed.
October 06, 2015
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.
July 30, 2015
Asking teachers to attend to the social-emotional development of their students without providing them with the environment in which social and emotional health is paramount is simply unreasonable.
February 02, 2014
How can we teach the children to not be bullies, if the adults are unaware that the words we use and the actions we take divide and hurt and maybe even bully?
October 29, 2013
We must keep abreast of a rapidly evolving language and be sure the people with whom we are communicating have arrived at the same understanding.
September 01, 2013
As public school leaders, it is our moral obligation to make our schools safe for all children at all times no matter what is happening in the legal courts or the courts of public opinion.
July 14, 2013
The future of our nation is created during the years students spend in schools. We hold the hope, as educators, that the talents of no child or adult get overlooked because of the physical body in which they come wrapped.
June 23, 2013
We must be vigilant in removing bigotry from our schools.