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April 06, 2017

Schools Need More Reliable Research

Guest blogger Dr. J.M. Myers says, "The great risk to public education is that those knowledgeable professionals on the inside fail to be given the tools and authority to implement serious reform or fail to exercise a leadership role once given these tools."

March 26, 2017

Yoga and Mindfulness: Breaking Down Walls

Guest blogger Colin Lieu writes: "At a time where so much focus is placed on building walls - yoga and mindfulness offers pathways for students to realize they can break down walls of their own."

March 09, 2017

Leaders, Are You Surviving or Flourishing?

We cannot come to our work tired, or sick, spiritually or physically. We must take care of each part of us that is required to be present in our work.

February 26, 2017

What Bathroom Will Your Transgender Students Use?

No matter the federal decision, let's join as educators and advocate that rights assured remain. These are our children.

December 08, 2016

How Deep, Active Listening Helps Reduce Holiday Stress

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.

November 27, 2016

Mindfulness, Yoga, Meditation and Extended Play in Our Schools

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.

November 13, 2016

Mental Health and Safe Schools

What have we done to make school environments safer for children with mental health issues and the ones they may hurt? What have we done for the hearts and minds, and yes, the illness some hold within?

October 30, 2016

How Education Leaders Can Rejuvenate Themselves

Without a centered, recharged, clear, and thoughtful leader who has attended to mind and spirit as a habit for life, the likelihood of wearing down and emptying a leader to a point of burn-out is likely.

September 25, 2016

Are LGBT Students Safe?

Policies and legislation may call for safe environments, but it is the heart of the educator leading and teaching students that will make the most difference.

August 14, 2016

Children's Mental Illness: The Shared Responsibility of Schools and Society

Consider the debate about the Zika virus. Let's raise the mental illness of children to that level.

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