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October 17, 2013

Football Coach Teaches Empathy and Compassion

Special needs children's lives are affected by Coach Hamilton's masterful acts of empathy and compassion. It is not a sweeping systemic change but it is monumental for the lives touched.

September 24, 2013

We Can Learn About Building Community From 'The Big Bang Theory'

In order to lead successful schools we must know how to develop and sustain inclusive communities of which we can be a part.

September 22, 2013

We May All Have Students Who Smoke Pot - Now What?

Marijuana and other drug use are contributing our challenge. While we struggle to raise scores, have students be more engaged, raise attendance rates, help students become part of our communities, we may be pushing hard against a tide we have, societally, not addressed.

September 17, 2013

Do I Really Have to Lead Technology?

Whether we have technology integrators in our schools or not, leaders need to understand this extraordinary panorama ourselves. This is necessary if we are to legitimize our claim that we are leading schools that will help our graduates to be college and career ready.

August 29, 2013

Good Questions Are Powerful Tools

If we model a shift in practice in the way we interact with questions outside of the classroom, it may become easier for our teachers to shift the types of questions they are asking of their students.

August 25, 2013

She Called Him 'Sweetheart'

Our students need to receive the type of attention Antoinette Tuff demonstrated.

August 18, 2013

Do Our Policymakers Know How to Lead Change?

Policy and agency leaders have decided to fail the children, the teachers and school leaders as a way of motivating us into action. They have become impatient with us, rather than examine themselves.

August 13, 2013

Evaluations: Change Without Judgment, Cynicism, or Fear

The design of the accountability processes and timelines are flawed AND we must suspend judgment within the organization in order to lead, learn and implement the change. We must be skillful enough to hold this paradox.

August 04, 2013

Through the Eyes of an Emerging Black Leader

Make sure everyone is heard and those with much to lose are not overlooked if they are silent!

July 28, 2013

Leading Away From Our Blindspots

We cannot allow the current climate to draw us into a culture of discontent.

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