Understanding the grip of heroin addiction as a public health issue with serious consequences for the addicted and for those who love that person can help students make better choices and increase empathy as well.
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February 25, 2016
STEM does not need to be the elevation of four subjects over others. More holistically, it is the opportunity to redesign education to be inclusive of all subjects and all students.
February 23, 2016
Our raison d'être is to prepare children to know how to learn even beyond our reach, and to be ready, when walking across our graduation stages, to go on to college or directly into a career—we have a responsibility to look at financial literacy as a part of the K-12 curriculum.
February 18, 2016
If we aspire to not see color and consider this the highest goal, then we are saying that we aspire to not acknowledging the unique perspective and life experience of the child before us.
February 16, 2016
It may seem a leap from the common core, graduation rates, and NAEP scores to the building of community and the words of Parker Palmer. But in truth, it is not.
February 11, 2016
Mindful leaders recognize the importance of this space and practice the power of the pause, quieting the mind, and bringing thoughts and emotions into the present.
February 09, 2016
Our work, our calling, is to raise a generation of children into a literate adulthood, with the values we shared and modeled. That is important work and calls for us to lead with all of our humanity.
February 07, 2016
Rarely does a district value the development of the personal leadership capacities of their leaders and even more rarely do they invest in them.
February 04, 2016
The attention to how we speak is truly the attention to how we feel. It seems that how we feel is not as private as we think. This does not go unnoticed in our schools and it must not go unaddressed.
February 02, 2016
We have learned that development needs to take place with principals, with both opportunities for "in the trenches" training alongside teachers and to training for assessing the quality of learning teachers are designing and implementing.