We are the good soldiers, the ones who enlisted to fight the good fight on behalf of children. We need leaders who know that this war cannot be won without good soldiers, thousands and thousands of them.
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November 19, 2013
November 17, 2013
We cannot develop resilience without encountering some adversity. How can we help our children develop the emotional skills necessary to meet adversity and grow beyond it with strength, confidence, courage, and tenacity, or grit?
November 14, 2013
Let's figure out how to ensure we can close the learning gap our 4 and 5 year olds living in poverty carry with them throughout their school careers.
November 12, 2013
Hate toward any group has to become intolerable in this nation. One act of hate must be extinguished, not by a detention or suspension, but by an extraordinary act of bravery and a changing of mind and behavior.
November 10, 2013
As leaders, teachers and consumers of these technologies, we must get ahead of this tidal wave and maximize their use in our schools. We hope to lead with this technology, not be led by it.
November 07, 2013
Each of us is a more courageous leader if we wrestle with ourselves to know whatever bias lives in us. We have children watching and waiting for us to do something.
November 05, 2013
Defining and reporting on multiple measures is more work. But, it may serve to balance our focus so that standardized testing results takes it rightful place as just one indicator of the work we do.
November 03, 2013
We are not the only profession being besieged with negativity, disagreement, and anxiety. We are simply one part of this world engaged in grinding gears, building boundaries, captured by disagreement and fear.
October 31, 2013
A decision to change start times in a school district is one of the most complex decisions we can make in schools. Nothing we do, nothing, is without unintended or willing consequences.
October 29, 2013
We must keep abreast of a rapidly evolving language and be sure the people with whom we are communicating have arrived at the same understanding.