Author: sleibowitz

What is the purpose of K-12 schooling? Think for a moment before coming up with an answer. Consider what you believe truly matters. Is it preparation for college? Preparation for…

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  “Too bold. Not bold enough. Too fast. Not fast enough.” As school leaders, administration and teachers alike, seek to enhance and even redefine the quality of learning and community…

Read More 10 Principles for Leading Change

Recently my leadership coach presented me with a challenge: write about what you have learned in your years of experience as a school leader that you bring to the new…

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The question we most commonly ask is the “what” question-what subjects shall we teach? When the conversation goes a bit deeper, we ask the “how” question-what methods and techniques are…

Read More The Courage To Teach

There are questions that resonate, holding our imaginations and keeping us wondering. There are questions that activate our learning, causing us to reflect and helping us to grow. Do We…

Read More Why We Need Principals

There was a time, before Columbine, when school shootings were unimaginable; the very definition of an evil so unspeakable as to be in our minds essentially impossible. I have never…

Read More Speaking about the Unspeakable

A curious thing appears to have happened at my school. Over the course of the past two years, it seems we’ve decreased the amount of homework we give. At least,…

Read More What's The Point Of Homework?

This post was collaboratively written by Jessica Johnson, William King, and Shira Leibowitz Serious critique deserves serious response. When several educators we respect wondered aloud on twitte Penis Growth Guide…

Read More Why We Love No Office Day

cc licensed image shared by flickr user The Darling Librarian The definition of a motion leader is one who motivates the unmotivated in a way that the unmotivated then thank…

Read More From Facilitator to Activator