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March 27, 2018

Are There Unseen Children In Your School?

What do we know, what can we be sure of, and what do we need to learn about how it feels to be a child in our schools?

February 20, 2018

A Serious Misunderstanding About Special Education and Discipline Problems

We cannot allow this mixing of fact and fallacy about special education and discipline challenges to hang in the air without speaking out. We must be both ethical and active.

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 30, 2018

Leading and Teaching in an Equitable System

Daring to have real conversations with others holding different points of view is important. Practicing what we expect children to understand and do cannot happen with integrity unless we are practicing this ourselves.

September 28, 2017

To Teachers Who Worry That My Brother Is in Their Class

People assume kids with disabilities are all the same. They often see us as intentionally disruptive, rude and a hindrance to other kids' learning. This is not true.

September 26, 2017

School Leaders, Racial Bias, and Hope

Unlike the POTUS, our actions will directly, and immediately impact children and families. So, we cannot be complacent.

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 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.

August 03, 2017

8 Questions to Help Leaders Prepare for Confrontation & Empowered Bias

There is an America that has been hidden for a long time that will enter schools stealthily. We must be alert and protect the values we embrace in our work with children.

July 11, 2017

I'm The 'I' in IEP, But I Need My Teachers, Too

Guest blogger Jacob Lewis writes, "If teachers knew what kids like me need from them, more students would benefit from it than they might think."

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