We have endured the tests. Now we must plan for the reaction to the scores. Tisch and others should stand up with us and join us in navigating the turbulence caused by this change.
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May 16, 2013
May 14, 2013
We have had much to say about the new tests and policy makers who are not listening. But we should have no interest in mudslinging toward those who see things differently.
May 09, 2013
We are called to be "the ministers of the tests". It is not a high calling but we cannot change that. We can, however, be wiser than we were.
April 22, 2013
How do our brains and hearts ...and yes, even our physical bodies... perform in crisis. It is about who we are at our core.
April 16, 2013
District and building leaders have the opportunity to lead implementation of transformative teaching and learning practices. Flipping may be one worth doing.
April 14, 2013
The students took off in a media environment and are partially misusing it while most of us lag behind and don't really have a good sense of how to use the media properly at all. Understanding the role social media plays in the lives of our students, and seizing the opportunity for teaching ethical behavior is imperative for today's leaders. If we don't take advantage of any opportunity to teach how to behave virtuously and offer the opportunity for practice, we are missing the boat.
April 09, 2013
Heartfelt leaders will inspire everyone else to endure this year and the next, and will cause them to be courageous as they take risks and do things newly.
April 04, 2013
No leader can lack integrity. Every time we act, we must ask ourselves, "Is this the right thing to do?" I
March 26, 2013
How do we clarify our part in solving the complex set of causes that lead to such horrific actions? One thing is for sure...we must have help.
March 24, 2013
Let us hold true to making the tough choices, stop marginalizing those who may be different from us. Let us come together to make schools safe for girls, for boys, for those who are different by race or religion or ethnicity or sexual orientation.