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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.

March 18, 2018

The Ever-Evolving Role of Pupil Personnel Service Providers

Guest blogger Christopher Wojeski, Ed.D says, "Few are trained to address calamity. Nevertheless, maintaining composure, fortitude and optimism is paramount when helping our students and school community constituents devise solutions to issues and cope with anguish."

March 15, 2018

New Voices Rising: Students Demand Change After Parkland Shooting

This is not a time to watch the news in shock only. In moments when we allow ourselves to become students of leadership, we realize we are living in a time rich in its lessons.

March 13, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' '60 Minutes' Interview Should Motivate Us

While this uninformed Cabinet Secretary who is supposed to care about everyone's kids wreaks havoc on our reputations and dismantles some of the best regulation we have seen in years, school leaders can step out and up.

March 08, 2018

No Guns For Teachers!

It is unthinkable to ask educators who are motivators, caretakers, designers of learning opportunities, collaborators, and creators to be prepared to shoot and kill another human being. It doesn't fit.

March 01, 2018

Student Walkouts Are Happening. Now What?

Whether you personally support these walkouts or not, as a teacher or school administrator they are an opportunity to elevate student voice and action as powerful teachable moments.

February 27, 2018

What School Safety Means for Teachers

Students and teachers and all in schools deserve to be safe. It seems on this we all agree. How is the question where the agreement shreds.

February 22, 2018

Following the Latest School Shooting, Young People Take the Lead

One of the best ways to tap into young people's advocacy and activism is to engage with them early and often about current events generally. Young people read the headlines and hear the sound bites. They want to be part of the conversation, and should be.

February 18, 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Children, Schools, Guns, Laws, & Leaders

Nikolas Cruz: No one ought to be surprised that his mind turned to violence and to aggression. In November, his adoptive mother died. Of course, that was a trigger but he was 19 and no intervention system was following him.

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