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November 17, 2016

Now That The Election Is Over What Will We Teach?

It is time for us to listen to each other and learn how to help each other dig with intentionality past hateful words to the source of the hate and lead the children through this difficult time.

November 15, 2016

Learning How to Lose a Presidential Election: A Primer for Students

Even when the stakes are low, you still need to know how to handle defeat. It was this driving principle that motivated teacher Laura Pasek, a third and fourth grade general studies teacher, to conclude her simulation of a presidential election with the drafting of acceptance speeches--and concession speeches.

November 09, 2016

The Morning After: What Have We Done to Our Children?

Today is a day to reclaim civility - formal politeness and courtesy - in our behavior and in our speech. If we don't our actions will drown out any words that we might utter and we collectively will bear the blame for the society that we create.

October 18, 2016

One Thing Leaders Must Do

It takes courage to face the mirror and ask whether we are being open hearted, welcoming, kind and our authentic selves.

October 02, 2016

Does 'Black Lives Matter' Matter?

There is damage done by refusing to raise the questions and open the conversations about race. Although that damage may reside beneath the surface, it exists.

September 18, 2016

Are You Moving Toward a New Harbor?

Today's educational leader is most often called to keep one eye on her/his educated belief about the horizon line and the harbor and the other on the community she/he serves to attend and strengthen the coalition of followers.

September 08, 2016

Georgetown University's Long-Overdue Slavery Apology

The school leader who doesn't know her and his own heart will be unable to understand the reactions others have to actions and decisions.

August 30, 2016

Leading and Teaching, Knowing the Children Are Watching

There is an advantage to grabbing the real world events and using them to provoke some powerful learning under the watchful eye of teachers as architects of learning.

June 21, 2016

Healthy School Culture Depends Upon Human-Resource Leadership

The urgent demands of the leader's work pull the mind to a place of reaction. Each reaction pulls attention away from a systems view and away from the complexities of the human beings who work with us.

May 19, 2016

Schools as Instruments of Social Change: Transgender Students and Bathrooms

This is truly a moment for the adults who make decisions about whether they are going to accept social change and create the environments in which all children can flourish to be courageous.

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