Inviting and empowering others to join you in the change, to lead along with you, bringing purpose into the work being done, with understanding about the direction and the reasons, is far more energizing to the organization than "We've got to do it because we've been told to."
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February 21, 2016
February 09, 2016
Our work, our calling, is to raise a generation of children into a literate adulthood, with the values we shared and modeled. That is important work and calls for us to lead with all of our humanity.
January 31, 2016
The success of leaders depends, maybe more now than ever, upon the ability to know one's self, be one's self, and stay true to the purpose that guides one's life.
January 28, 2016
At what point are educators complicit in the decision about which students will be knowledge workers and which can not?
January 24, 2016
We would be foolish to expect professionals who have experienced success in the past to seek and adopt new practices without purposeful professional development and an environment in which adult learning and risk-taking is valued and rewarded.
January 19, 2016
We argue the decision to give homework should be based on evidence that it is effective and by developing a shared value amongst the faculty and parents and yes, the students.
January 10, 2016
The road to preparing young people to live in the world where the economy is based on innovations fueled by science, technology, engineering, and math is to teach them how to see connections, think critically, alone and with others, create, collaborate, and communicate.
December 15, 2015
Justice Scalia's remarks related to higher education, but their roots lie deeply buried in K-12 education.
December 13, 2015
The policies are changing, the societal demand for schools and students to perform better and the need for us to rethink the teaching and learning demanded by this century are not diminishing.
December 08, 2015
If there is a hope for a nugget of something new...a way to address an emerging issue or problem, or a seed of new thinking or a grant opportunity or a new book ... then the return strategy matters.