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December 16, 2014

Leading Us Deeper Into 21st-Century Schools

Change is demanded by the times we live in, by those who are at the edge of the new economy and, most importantly, by the children who are arriving at school.

November 23, 2014

Leading Means Protecting the Children

If there is a leadership lesson buried in this mess, it is to listen to the children, take them seriously and don't hope for bad news to go away.

August 07, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Fired for Being Gay

The bias that raged in the 20th century proved to serve no purpose other than to cause damage. As we have moved away from the exaggerated bias, fear mongering, and exclusion of those considered different from the majority, inclusion offers some healing.

May 27, 2014

Educators With Ideas for Solutions: Speak Up!

If those legislating the changes want to improve schools, let's get better at voicing an alternative to their plan. Let's have that plan encompass more than a demand for more money. That 20th century strategy will no longer work.

April 27, 2014

Peter DeWitt's Bold and Audacious Invitation

Peter DeWitt is inviting the much needed conversation. He is creating a space that holds possibility for finding common ground by inviting people who have expressed opinions that are different from his to be guest bloggers. And he has invited his followers, should they agree or disagree with these divergent views, to comment.

January 26, 2014

Sam Berns' Courage Offers 4 Lessons in Leadership

How we bring ourselves to the challenges we face makes a difference in how we, and those who follow us, experience them.

January 16, 2014

The Leader's Blindspot: Governor Christie's Example

Leaders need to ask those questions and sit, quietly sometimes, to hear the answers that arise only from deep within...because any of us could become Chris Christie.

December 12, 2013

Teacher and Principal Evaluation for Improvement or a Score?

The potential the evaluation process holds has been diminished by the rush to implement. It takes time to reflect on practice and have discussions about changing behaviors. Are we allowing for the creation and protection of environments that encourage people to develop their creativity, adaptability, and passion?

November 12, 2013

Hate Must Not Find a Home in Our Schools

Hate toward any group has to become intolerable in this nation. One act of hate must be extinguished, not by a detention or suspension, but by an extraordinary act of bravery and a changing of mind and behavior.

November 07, 2013

Facing Racism

Each of us is a more courageous leader if we wrestle with ourselves to know whatever bias lives in us. We have children watching and waiting for us to do something.

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