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Making Learning Relevant

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 a career? Support in growing to be an individual who…

10 Principles for Leading Change

  “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 for our students, we often hear variations on these four…

Once I Believed

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 position you have begun this year. The task sparked my imagination…

The Courage To Teach

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 required to teach well? Occasionally, when it goes deeper still,…

Why We Need Principals

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 Need Principals? asked  Josh Stumpenhorst in a blog post last May. Do…

Speaking about the Unspeakable

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 forgotten the seriousness with which my fourth grade teacher, viagra…

Why We Love No Office Day

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 – The Proven Enlargement System r about whether No Office…

From Facilitator to Activator

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 them for, Michael Fullan, ISTE Conference, 2012, Session Title: Stratosphere:…