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May 10, 2018

Schools Must Continue to Teach and Practice Respect

We wish it were as easy for a respectful leader to build a respectful culture system-wide. It isn't, but it is definitely worth the daily effort. And, it has integrity.

May 03, 2018

Children Deserve Their Childhoods. Schools Can Do Something About That.

We still hope for some bits of innocence in childhood. We aspire to days that are carefree and playful. We think those days help form us as adults. Schools can play a role.

April 26, 2018

Learning and Safety in the Time of School Shootings

It is important to teach children to understand something beyond 'us and them' and 'good or bad'. It is in the opposition of terms that fear, and sometimes hate, can develop.

April 22, 2018

The Superintendent's Paradox: Time vs. Complexity & Ethical Behavior

No matter what a leader is facing, when both sides hold strong and in their own way are right, it takes time for a leader to resolve within her or himself how to proceed.

April 15, 2018

Does The School Schedule Serve Teaching and Learning?

The schedule should be developed to support the curricular needs of the teaching and learning.Teaching and learning should not be forced into a schedule's demands, but they have been and still do.

April 10, 2018

The Challenge of Leading in a Profession Where Labels Matter

The difficulty lies in mediating the arbitrary, but important landmark standards, and the variability of children's readiness to meet them without the adults using labels to separate.

April 08, 2018

10 Step Process to Evaluate Non-Instructional Technology

We are not suggesting that there is one system that is the answer. Rather we are suggesting that it is time for many to stop and assess the systems that are being used, how they are being used and if there is a better way.

March 24, 2018

Responding to Student Activism

While school leaders are focused on the obligation to keep students safe, these opportunities allow us to continue educating students about both following rules and regulations and civil disobedience.

March 22, 2018

Leaders Who Don't Fear Failure Become Change Agents

In order for a new kind of leadership and a new kind of school to arise, fear of failure must be conquered and a vision for the change mastered. The fear of failure is not only to be mediated by the leader her- or him- self, but be spread throughout the system.

March 20, 2018

Stop Bullying: Schools Can Hold Hope

Twitter wars of the adults have become unhinged. Now instead of pointing to adult behavior as a model for proper behavior, we have none. It is up to schools to make a difference.

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