Sometimes, we feel like boundary managers. It is part of our responsibility to create a "safe zone", to ensure schools can be set apart from the craziness of the swirling outside world.
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July 30, 2017
July 18, 2017
If the natural world can share messages and make accommodations through cultural means, how much easier should it be for us who can use words?
June 29, 2017
Guest blogger Michelle Hagen, "We have some very talented young adults that walk through our doors everyday. If given the opportunity to develop their potential, our students may likely have the answers to many troublesome questions."
June 22, 2017
Without courage, truth won't be told, schools won't change, students will continue to achieve based upon expectations that are limiting, gaps will remain, and systems will go along, but the children...what of them?
June 13, 2017
We offer public schools to every child so they can develop intellect, character and gain self-worth. Let's prepare over the summer so we can begin the next school year by welcoming all students equally and making school their learning home.
June 08, 2017
This is the time for powerful allies but it requires the open hand of a school leader, not to receive a check but to work together on behalf of children.
June 06, 2017
We do not only need talented STEM teachers who know those four subjects well, we need teachers who understand and incorporate the arts, history, literature, physical education as inter-disciplinary and connected.
May 25, 2017
The problem solvers of the future are those who see and identify problems before they arise. They are problem finders. These leaders anticipate issues without needing others to identify them and bring them forward for solution.
May 21, 2017
When the negativity and opposition rises, leaders need to become listeners. It is the only way forward without losing ground.
May 16, 2017
Now is the time for questioning the standards for behavior and discipline, renewing a common belief and practice among the faculty and staff.