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February 14, 2017

How Does Silencing Talk About Current Events Educate Students?

This is a moment in our history when educators must show up and demonstrate what public education is about. It is not about quieting voices.

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 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 12, 2017

Language, Behavior, Moral Standards, and Leadership

We observe a growing practice of dismissing civility and respectful dialogue under the label of 'political correctness'. We disagree. Our society will be well served and well lead if we carry a concern about the 'other'.

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.

January 03, 2017

Why Do Leaders Avoid Developing STEM Teachers?

School leaders have the obligation to focus professional development to support the ideas and concepts essential in these subjects and their relationships to each other.

December 22, 2016

Safe Space for Children Is a Holiday Gift

We wish you a week and a holiday filled with joy and generosity. And we affirm your work and your open hearts. Children need adults in their lives who will see them and who will keep them safe as they grow. It is the most precious gift.

December 13, 2016

The Subtle Undoing of the Education of Our Students

The experiences of children outside of school come to school with them even if they are never spoken out loud. Who will be their guides?

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.

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.

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