The results of this initiative are far-reaching and measurable. Discipline problems ceased in 6th grade and declined in the other two grades.
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July 17, 2014
When we take a mandate and push it into our existing structure, we follow, but do not create a structural shift as we accept new practices. We need a new structure within which these changes can flourish.
July 15, 2014
Schools with compassionate leaders increase their students' potential for academic success. Compassionate learning environments lower a student's cortisol levels (decreasing stress levels), which increases his or her ability to learn.
July 13, 2014
What if we rethought how we expend that energy and reduced or eliminated the need for summer school and repurposed that expense to include enrichment for all students? Most agree students who attend summer school are able students who failed to meet expectations during the school year
July 10, 2014
On this #tbt, let's focus on this mission: discovering and providing the best possible ways to support students, to prepare them, and to offer them new experiences that narrow the gap
July 08, 2014
Too many leaders view change as an act of replacing one thing for another or an act to incorporate something new in an existing system. It takes courage to look in the mirror and ask if we can see and understand what needs to change and if we know how to lead others through the process.
July 06, 2014
A door is opening for us. The pediatricians are ready to help. 62,000 of them belong to this organization that has decided to encourage reading to young children. This is an incredible opportunity not to be missed; increasingly, children need their health care providers and educators to be working together.
July 03, 2014
No matter the pressures, perceived or real, in order to move the conversation away from tenure and toward offering students the best education possible, investment in developing all teachers is paramount.
July 01, 2014
Most of us spend more than 1/3 of our day at work and if you are going to spend that much time in one place, then you will never truly maximize your own leadership potential unless the organization aligns to your personal values.
June 29, 2014
We have a responsibility to move toward more blended, flipped, and online learning. Music has its place in this shift. We watch with interest as more K-12 schools, colleges, and universities have successful transitions as they include more students in learner-centered online educational experiences, including music.