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.
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March 31, 2016
March 29, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Our raison d'être 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
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
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
Rarely does a district value the development of the personal leadership capacities of their leaders and even more rarely do they invest in them.