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December 06, 2016

With Betsy DeVos at the Helm of the Education Department, We Need a Plan!

Of course policy makers, business people, and those who have never lived a day in a public school think that if they opened the doors to competition, schools would improve. We know better.

November 27, 2016

Mindfulness, Yoga, Meditation and Extended Play in Our Schools

My school district has embarked on a whole child journey. This revolves around our extended recess time (we increased recess from twenty minutes to forty minutes), yoga, meditation and mindfulness work for students K-8.

November 22, 2016

We Have To Talk About Current Events in the Classroom

It is understandable that with the contentiousness of this election, that leaders might find it safer to limit conversations. We argue that it is our role to help students navigate these rough waters.

November 20, 2016

Teachers: 10 Steps to Open Up Space in Your Office

It is about opening up space for your mind and for your human interactions.

November 01, 2016

Teacher Absenteeism: 6 Questions Help Address Cause

Ignoring chronic absenteeism as out of reach is a foolish stance although addressing it may call for some courage and preparation for backlash.

October 25, 2016

Educating Girls To Be Entrepreneurs

As educators and leaders, we must tell stories about successful social entrepreneurs, so that when someone says the term "entrepreneur" we are as likely to think of Sarah Kauss and her S'well bottle as Steve Jobs.

October 16, 2016

What Is Our Social Responsibility?

Our world is changing and in that regard, we, too, must change. While all may wax nostalgic for some aspects of "the good old days", all of can agree, we hope, that those days are long gone.

October 11, 2016

Waking the Sleeping Giant of Faculty Capacity

If a highly productive faculty becomes lulled into a sleeping giant, growth of students will slow also.

October 04, 2016

Lesson Plans & Observations: Are You Getting Value for Time Spent?

It may seem a good idea to make one action and responsibility meet the needs of many requirements. But does it result in diminished returns?

September 25, 2016

Are LGBT Students Safe?

Policies and legislation may call for safe environments, but it is the heart of the educator leading and teaching students that will make the most difference.

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