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November 10, 2015

System vs. Symptom Thinking

We need a new answer, one that lies in the ability to see the big picture and address the interdependent system in which we work.

November 08, 2015

The Subtle Ways Educators Define and Separate Students

How we define children shows in how they are treated, scheduled, and discussed.

November 05, 2015

Discipline Can Have Irreversible Consequences

With all the attention being paid to academic success and high standards, we can not leave the work of school culture and the manner in which the business of teaching and learning takes place behind.

October 25, 2015

Leadership Challenges: Solutions Are in Each Educator, School, and District

Let it be from within our ranks that the solutions arise and are shared with those able to turn it into mandates and laws.

October 21, 2015

Who Has the Most Important Role in the District?

None of us will succeed without the other and students will be the losers if we fail to remember what brought us this far.

October 15, 2015

Schools Depend Upon the Integrity of Their Leaders

A leader's ethical compass must be held so synonymously with self-identity that it can't be compromised without alarms going off in our heads and hearts telling us we are lost.

October 11, 2015

Is There Time to Lead Change Well?

Time is better spent up front creating an environment in which the new initiative is recognized as being valuable, building the coalition to lead with you, sharing the vision generously for all to own, designing a clear-cut strategy, and creating the environment that invites broad-based action, recognizes short-term "wins," and sustains the movement.

October 06, 2015

Stop Bullying This Month and Every Month

The leaders' role is first and foremost to be keenly aware not only of the definition of bullying, but of how to recognize it in the interactions between and among adults and children.

September 20, 2015

Ahmed and the Clock: Could This Happen in Your School?

The treatment of Ahmed Mohamed should serve as a wake-up call for everyone to step back, just a moment, to reflect on our fears and our rushes to judgment.

August 30, 2015

K-12 Leaders: Here Are the '5 Whys' to Solving Problems

Ask questions that provoke thinking and reflection, get us in touch with feelings, invite insights and intuitions, and place the control of the conversation in the hands of the person answering the question.

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