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July 30, 2017

Trump Presents a New Challenge for School Leaders

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.

July 18, 2017

What Do Great White Sharks Teach Us About School Culture?

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

The Leader Behind Two Students and a Master Schedule Solution

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

3 Challenges for Educational Leaders: Free Speech, Truth, and Courage

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

Two Views on Welcoming Students and Parents

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

School Leaders, Be Ready When Business Partners Come Knocking

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

Define STEM Broadly Before Hiring STEM Teachers

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

Leaders as Problem Finders

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

Leaders, Listen to the Opposition

When the negativity and opposition rises, leaders need to become listeners. It is the only way forward without losing ground.

May 16, 2017

School Leaders as Guardians of School Culture Via Student Discipline

Now is the time for questioning the standards for behavior and discipline, renewing a common belief and practice among the faculty and staff.

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