Principals are expected to create and support a safe community for all learners; students and teachers both. Their charge is enormous.
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January 27, 2015
December 18, 2014
How can we consider changing the tradition of grading without engaging in serious and respectful conversations with those advocating for it?
August 10, 2014
The focus on knowledge, skills and measurements must not pull us away from the essential need for learning and growing the inner lives of those who lead.
July 27, 2014
As much as we must attend to the standards and assessments, it is important to attend to the human beings. We need a balance, and as the next school year approaches, it is a good time to think freshly about igniting the minds and hearts of teachers again so they can do the same for their students.
June 10, 2014
To maintain an environment built upon teachers' care and concern about the wellbeing of their students, care and concern need to return to the conversation.
February 16, 2014
Profoundly skilled leaders are needed now. And that skill lies within each and every one of us. It is the combination of our capacities for empathy, positive attitudes, and abilities to use strategies, both social/emotional and intellectual.
September 10, 2013
We must not allow our compliance to extinguish the passion that brought us to this work. Our challenge is to carry the weight of the mandate while working with faculty to create the best implementation.
July 28, 2013
We cannot allow the current climate to draw us into a culture of discontent.
July 16, 2013
We introduce the power and resources released by change. We walk our teachers to the edge of a new world for teaching and learning, step off together and lead while we learn beside our teachers.
July 09, 2013
3 things to do in order to figure out which of the other 10 things are worth doing for your classrooms and schools.