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March 15, 2018

New Voices Rising: Students Demand Change After Parkland Shooting

This is not a time to watch the news in shock only. In moments when we allow ourselves to become students of leadership, we realize we are living in a time rich in its lessons.

February 08, 2018

Essential Professional Development We Must Provide

We have a responsibility as educators to know and understand what is happening and provide an opportunity for our communities to learn and understand, and most importantly, create an awareness and understanding in the youngsters in our charge.

February 06, 2018

Can We Teach Acceptance and Compassion or Only Mandate It?

It is the one-sided approach to curriculum that allows the avoidance of helping students understand the experience of 'the other'. It is in these lessons that the power to effectively change the way people think and act toward each other exists.

January 23, 2018

How Do Leaders Use Compromise and Consensus?

Building consensus requires the leader to be certain everyone can let go, understand, agree, and support an idea. It is a social/emotional skill, not an administrative one.

December 21, 2017

Loss of Freedom of Thought and Expression Threatens Schools

Limiting speech and access to information is the antithesis of our purpose in a free and open democracy. The limits being placed on the internet and on speech in the CDC will affect our work, certainly.

November 26, 2017

How Losing Net Neutrality Will Change Teaching and Learning

If the information available is now accessible based upon the amount of money the provider is willing to pay, then the Internet will separate from being a place of democracy and become a place where money controls information!

October 12, 2017

The Future of Non-Discriminatory, Moral, and Ethical Leadership

Guest blog author Joyce Hutchens says, "School leaders are professionally and ethically responsibility to be fair to all employees. Engaging in discriminatory or other egregious behavior is wrong--PERIOD!"

August 27, 2017

How Schools Can Help Adolescents Become Responsible, Informed Adults

The lines that separate childhood from adolescence and adolescence from adulthood have disappeared. Rites of passage are few. But there is something schools can and should do.

August 17, 2017

How Changing Your Story Can Change the World

Guest blogger Marc Levitt believes "Educators play an essential role in creating a world aligned to the growing awareness of our intertwined fates, one that is more sustainable and fulfilling. What story they are 'telling' and distributing?"

August 15, 2017

3 Important School Leadership Lessons From Charlottesville

Where but public schools do we create a citizenry with an understanding of the relationship between rights and responsibilities, between democracy and despotism and why our founders created three branches of government with different but equal powers.

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