In the excitement of bringing in new talent--whether experienced educators from outside the organization or outstanding current teachers transitioning to school leadership positions--it's critical to remember that great leaders are made, not hired.
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A practitioner's guide to designing and leading communities of practice for deep connection and powerful learning in K-12 education.
March 27, 2018
We want to feel known. We want to belong--at work or school, in the places we frequent and reside, and in our virtual communities. This is what I'm thinking about as I watch the student-led revolution that birthed the March for our Lives movement.
March 08, 2018
While all children invariably face failures in school, girls are uniquely socialized to see failures as evidence of inaptitude. Girls are more likely to compensate by strictly adhering to classroom rules, which creates a vicious cycle that's reflected in the number of women in leadership positions in industry. As we celebrate International Women's Day, however, I'm encouraged by the emerging innovation I'm finding in K-12 schools today.
March 01, 2018
Today, more than ever it is essential that even the most traditional schools begin discussing the need to align our practices to develop the most productive citizens.
February 28, 2018
Can a burgeoning movement from the field place pressure upon local, state, and federal policymakers to create accountability systems where teachers are at the forefront of creating assessments that promote the deeper learning we want for all our children?
January 31, 2018
Sean Wybrant shares the how he realized that if he truly wants to understand how to improve education for his students he really needs to understand where they are coming from.
January 30, 2018
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and FSG collaborated to release a new report that provides practitioners an opportunity to reflect on what we think we know about network design and theory and how we apply it in education.
January 22, 2018
Student-led conferences are core to realizing our mission of every one of our students as a life-long active participant in their own education with a strong sense of self and community.
January 17, 2018
Principals must become change agents in order for education to transition from assembly line efficiency to learner-centered agency.