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February 28, 2017

Leading With Care for Those Who Oppose

In school communities, there are almost always differences of opinions that become hotly contested. We can and must be smarter and not overlook the 'other side'.

February 19, 2017

No Complaints: Devos Criticized Them and DC Teachers Spoke Out

Action not only makes a difference in others, it fuels the actors with hope and purpose.

February 07, 2017

Waking Up to the Truth About Race

In order to understand the business of bias and race, we have to begin to understand how deeply it is woven into the practices of our society.

January 29, 2017

'Alternative Facts': A Wake-Up Call for Educators

Let's proceed as if it is a good thing to be compassionate and kind as a person or nation. Those qualities are not mutually exclusive from strength.

January 26, 2017

Pink Hats in Schools

A building-wide, district-wide discussion about how to react to those who are wearing pink hats is worthwhile.

January 17, 2017

What Lies Beyond Becoming Colorblind for Leaders?

As educators, we may hope to be colorblind. But is there something beyond being colorblind that will make us better and stronger leaders for children of all colors and cultures? Too often we see our good intentions rather than the real lives of others.

January 10, 2017

Educators' Responsibility to Take on Fake and Biased News

What is the truth now has a new meaning and, once we learn how to identify the truth ourselves, we need to teach the children.

January 05, 2017

Princess Leia as Our Model for Educating Girls

We need more Princess Leia's. The views one holds about the role of women in society is a deeply held personal belief that is played out daily in our actions. In schools, those actions are watched carefully, are given meaning and influence students.

November 29, 2016

Can Project-Based Learning and Professional Learning Communities Counter Hate Speech?

Schools are seeing eruptions of the mimicking behavior seen on the campaign trail. Name calling and other painful and more aggressive actions follow.

November 22, 2016

We Have To Talk About Current Events in the Classroom

It is understandable that with the contentiousness of this election, that leaders might find it safer to limit conversations. We argue that it is our role to help students navigate these rough waters.

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