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March 31, 2016

Distinguish Between Opinion and Fact: A Leader's Responsibility

The leader needs to both listen and educate with sensitivity, skill, a substantive understanding of the research, and a sensitive capacity to publically differentiate fact from opinion.

March 29, 2016

Discover, Acknowledge, and Learn From Your Innovative Teachers

Leaders, while striving to find their own vision for possibilities, need only to look inside their schools for innovative teachers who are pushing against boundaries and inviting a more flexible interaction between student and teacher.

March 27, 2016

It Takes Courage to Invest in Leadership as a Personal Process

You see, leadership is not a skill, but a lifelong process of personal development. We exercise and develop courage along the way.

March 17, 2016

Would You Consider Capturing Your Professional Practice on Video?

In schools, observations and evaluations of teachers and principals can be a contentious event rather than a productive process. Capturing actions and being able to reflect upon them offers a growth experience.

March 15, 2016

What School Leaders Know That Donald Trump Doesn't

The genesis of the ruckus that broke out at the Trump rally in Chicago and the ardor that continues to follow him, highlights a danger school leaders and law enforcement know about very well.

March 08, 2016

We Need Leaders Who Are Peacemakers

No good comes from a fractured environment. Fighting over points of view, misunderstandings and resentment cannot contribute to a healthy school environment for children.

February 23, 2016

Teaching Financial Literacy as Part of 'College and Career Ready'

Our raison d'ĂȘtre is to prepare children to know how to learn even beyond our reach, and to be ready, when walking across our graduation stages, to go on to college or directly into a career—we have a responsibility to look at financial literacy as a part of the K-12 curriculum.

February 21, 2016

6 Questions to Ask Before Requesting Compliance

Inviting and empowering others to join you in the change, to lead along with you, bringing purpose into the work being done, with understanding about the direction and the reasons, is far more energizing to the organization than "We've got to do it because we've been told to."

February 09, 2016

Bringing Humanity to Active Leadership

Our work, our calling, is to raise a generation of children into a literate adulthood, with the values we shared and modeled. That is important work and calls for us to lead with all of our humanity.

February 07, 2016

3 Essential Personal Attributes of Leaders

Rarely does a district value the development of the personal leadership capacities of their leaders and even more rarely do they invest in them.

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