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.
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January 17, 2017
January 15, 2017
In formal/academic learning what often gets in the way, for children and professionals, is the lack of time and effort given to understanding and agreeing to the objectives and standards to which we are striving.
January 12, 2017
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 10, 2017
What is the truth now has a new meaning and, once we learn how to identify the truth ourselves, we need to teach the children.
January 08, 2017
While asking teachers to grow and develop their technology skills, shift their practice, change their schedules, connect differently with students and parents and other teachers, leaders cannot stand on the sidelines as cheerleaders.
January 05, 2017
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
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 29, 2016
Consultant and leadership coach Thomas Van Soelen, Ph.D is our guest blogger who writes the assumptions schools often make about teachers new to the profession can be quite destructive, particularly when planning teacher induction programs.
December 27, 2016
Professional development? Only few can boast they have found the 'secret sauce' and improved teaching and learning and achievement. But many are on their way.
December 22, 2016
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.