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May 06, 2018

The Invisible Work of Teachers

Mostly, the public doesn't understand the work of educators. The invisible efforts of the teachers and their leaders that result in successes is often not broadcasted well.

April 29, 2018

The Women We Need in Leadership

In all fields, women are seeking and finding greater voice. As they do, we remind all who lead that voice is what matters. Allow a person voice and they will speak and sing, become orators and actors and work together on teams.

March 22, 2018

Leaders Who Don't Fear Failure Become Change Agents

In order for a new kind of leadership and a new kind of school to arise, fear of failure must be conquered and a vision for the change mastered. The fear of failure is not only to be mediated by the leader her- or him- self, but be spread throughout the system.

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 18, 2018

Your Moral Leadership Matters Now More Than Ever

We can contribute to the next generation of adults by circling the wagons and making sure each school environment is safely founded in a culture built upon courage, commitment, and empathy.

December 17, 2017

Show Congress What Makes Teaching and Leading Schools Hard Work

In a school system, we must try to find the place where greatest common ground exists and maneuver form there to include everyone. And, as we write this, we wonder why legislators don't understand this better than anyone else.

December 03, 2017

Can Schools Help Change the Sexual Harassment Culture?

The opening of an environment in schools for victims to safely speak out and release the hurt and shame they have experienced will help. But, what about prevention? What about education?

November 07, 2017

Are We Leading Change or Leading in a New Era?

The traditional modes of teaching and learning are being disrupted form outside the schools walls and educators know that a richness for students will arrive when those walls become more permeable under teacher leadership.

October 03, 2017

Moral Leadership: What Would Your 5 Minute Speech Be?

Silveria's value based message wasn't tentative nor half-hearted. He told the gathering that they should be "outraged", that small ideas and horrific thinking needs to be replaced by a better idea. What would you do?

September 17, 2017

A New Grading System Meets a Critic's Empty Words

When schools step up to consider new ways to engage and motivate students they should be lauded.

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