What is good about these successes is their unquestionable result - making things better for children. Sustainability is judged by a two-fold criterion: Will the change or program be sustained beyond the years of the leader who brought it about? Will it be flexible enough to morph into its next form when the need arises with or without the present leadership?
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February 24, 2013
February 20, 2013
The collegiate response enabled us, in a clinical sense, to send our graduates along to college. It kept our graduation reports looking good. And it kept college enrollments up. As much bad press as the Common Core has received, it may very well be a beacon for us and help us return to deeper and more rigorous treatment of text in all subject areas.
February 17, 2013
Lincoln, Kearns Goodwin, and Spielberg have given us a magnificent opportunity to watch leadership in action and learn.
February 14, 2013
Equal access to a good public education can be offered in every classroom through the development of literacy.
February 12, 2013
The pressure is on our system and on each of us. We need new thinkers. And, we need to develop them, from within, right now. We need strong leadership on every level of the organization.
February 07, 2013
Where are the deans and college faculty who are willing to step into that partnership and the hard, invigorating work of leading change? For schools of education, the work of "higher ed" and "lower ed" cannot be separate. Our schools and our children are in the learning crucible.
February 05, 2013
The way a superintendent approaches the evaluation process with principals is the way a principal should at least attempt to approach the evaluation process with teachers. If we approach this evaluation process as a priority and with fidelity, we have the real opportunity to develop our building leaders.
February 03, 2013
Curiosity and courage are two essential leadership factors we need in this moment when technology is taking down the schoolhouse walls. Neither moat nor policy will keep it out. It is already in the hands of our children. We cannot control it but we can guide its entry into our environments and benefit students if we understand it.
January 31, 2013
Too many of our schools are mired in old ways. Many still ban handheld technology ...as if we could stop this tide from entering our walls!
January 24, 2013
If we have not spent time knowing and becoming ourselves along the way, we might be found figuring it out while we are tossed about in public.