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April 12, 2018

When Budgets Require the Loss of Teachers, Difficult Conversations Follow

As school budgets are being developed, in systems where funds are decreasing and student population as well or where priorities are shifting, excessing personnel often becomes a leader's reality.

March 27, 2018

Are There Unseen Children In Your School?

What do we know, what can we be sure of, and what do we need to learn about how it feels to be a child in our schools?

March 20, 2018

Stop Bullying: Schools Can Hold Hope

Twitter wars of the adults have become unhinged. Now instead of pointing to adult behavior as a model for proper behavior, we have none. It is up to schools to make a difference.

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.

February 11, 2018

Are Children Lazy?

Schools have no business judging children or their parents for behaviors we don't understand. Most educators find it their professional responsibility to discover why children don't meet expectations.

February 06, 2018

Can We Teach Acceptance and Compassion or Only Mandate It?

It is the one-sided approach to curriculum that allows the avoidance of helping students understand the experience of 'the other'. It is in these lessons that the power to effectively change the way people think and act toward each other exists.

January 30, 2018

Leading and Teaching in an Equitable System

Daring to have real conversations with others holding different points of view is important. Practicing what we expect children to understand and do cannot happen with integrity unless we are practicing this ourselves.

January 09, 2018

Interviewing? Good Questions are Important. Careful Listening is Paramount.

Hiring is, arguably, the most important shared role of leaders and the governing body. It deserves and investment of time to listen openly and share perceptions and thoughts.

December 05, 2017

Holidays Can Present Dual Realities for Children

Consider a time when we felt lonely or different from those around us. In that common moment, we can find answers for how to help these children feel seen and heard and understood.

December 03, 2017

Can Schools Help Change the Sexual Harassment Culture?

The opening of an environment in schools for victims to safely speak out and release the hurt and shame they have experienced will help. But, what about prevention? What about education?

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