Ignoring chronic absenteeism as out of reach is a foolish stance although addressing it may call for some courage and preparation for backlash.
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November 01, 2016
September 06, 2016
To step away from seeing oneself as needing improvement to seeing oneself as a contributor to the improvement of the students' experience is a system-wide advantage.
August 30, 2016
There is an advantage to grabbing the real world events and using them to provoke some powerful learning under the watchful eye of teachers as architects of learning.
August 28, 2016
As part of the shift in teaching and learning, bringing schools into a more responsive model, one that fits better in this dynamic century, the hierarchy of leadership must become flatter.
August 21, 2016
The world in which we live, and in which schools sit, is in motion.The path to a new horizon line, to rethinking the vision for our schools, can be uncovered when the leaders begin the process.
July 26, 2016
In order to be objective, as human beings, the best we can do is question ourselves always.
June 21, 2016
The urgent demands of the leader's work pull the mind to a place of reaction. Each reaction pulls attention away from a systems view and away from the complexities of the human beings who work with us.
June 09, 2016
Student engagement is invoked when curriculum and instruction focus on inquiry, creativity, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. It is invoked when the school and classroom environments are replete with positive relationships and risk taking is encouraged and regarded as exciting.
May 22, 2016
While it is well established that many factors can increase student performance, the most important factor is the quality of the classroom teacher.
April 24, 2016
Bias cannot be outlawed. Laws can change our behaviors, not our beliefs. Beliefs change by choice and usually over time. It is a deeply personal process.