Would parents and children be more engaged if choice were everywhere? Would teachers and leaders function differently if we weren't a monopoly? Is it the lack of choice that breeds resentments and arrogance?
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December 18, 2016
December 15, 2016
Whether it is TV news or online, most are getting news from a screen and the younger the population the more the source is online.
December 13, 2016
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?
December 11, 2016
School leaders and teachers feel burdened by the incessant demands and feel pressured to implement them, correctly and fast. In that process, have some changed paths from one of leader to one of manager, and, for some, to policeman or woman.
December 08, 2016
Leading an organization requires deeper listening. Especially, at this time of year, we need to be listening for those who are silent and for those who are alone or angry. They may need our help.
December 06, 2016
Of course policy makers, business people, and those who have never lived a day in a public school think that if they opened the doors to competition, schools would improve. We know better.
December 04, 2016
The terms "boss" and "buddy" both seem archaic and more relevant to the manager than the leader. But, they still command call for attention and continued study.
December 01, 2016
Guest blogger Devorah Heitner writes: If we simply drive the conversation underground, we lose an opportunity to help kids understand other people's point of view.
November 29, 2016
Schools are seeing eruptions of the mimicking behavior seen on the campaign trail. Name calling and other painful and more aggressive actions follow.
November 27, 2016
My school district has embarked on a whole child journey. This revolves around our extended recess time (we increased recess from twenty minutes to forty minutes), yoga, meditation and mindfulness work for students K-8.