A Network Connecting School Leaders From Around The Globe
Leaders have many functions to perform. That myriad of roles complicates the nature of the relationships a leader can develop and maintain within the organization and the community. Leaders will inevitably be faced with situations where they must require the faculty and staff to respond with immediate compliance. But, most issues and situations allow for the space and time to act with understanding and compassion, to be the lead listener. …Continue
In the wake of a bitter and unprecedented election cycle, and a wave of hate speech and bullying in American schools. it is hard not to feel discouraged. I wake up at night, fearful for the many communities targeted with hateful rhetoric and violence. Social media can help us repair communities and document incidents, but it can raises new questions for educators.
For example, a video of students in Royal Oaks, MI …Continue
Those spewing hate speech seem to have no idea how their behavior is releasing a national phenomenon of resurgent prejudice. If any are still around who lived through the 1950's and 1960's, they will tell you that schools were at the center of much of the civil rights agenda. Why? Because schools are publicly funded places where children form multiple, micro communities come together. We tend to worship with those with whom we have much in common, we tend to shop close to home, we tend…Continue
The truth is, a series of events in both my personal and professional life have led me to say with one-hundred percent certainty; high student test scores is not the purpose of schooling. I believe the purpose of schooling is to become educated and to improve your wellbeing as a person. Twelve years later I am proud to share, not only has my school district implemented yoga, meditation, mindfulness and increased recess; but this has made the deepest impact on all our…Continue