A Network Connecting School Leaders From Around The Globe
Our public education system, the center of our democracy, lives within a global environment now. Technology and mobility have made it so. Our graduates from one place will probably work in another. Can we guarantee parity if there were no national standards? So the intention of Carnegie credits, minutes of instruction, and national standards is to guarantee all students, across the country, the same learning expectations. But they don't.…Continue
If attention to creating and maintaining a safe, welcoming, encouraging and disciplined environments in which roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, engaging teaching and learning is taking place, respect and consideration for others is the norm, stress and burnout is in our control and can be ameliorated. It has to happen for adults before they can make it happen for our students. …Continue
At a time when schools are feeling pushed and pulled from outside forces, this is another opportunity for the exercise of local control. Any time anyone or any organization can take action, it is empowering. Schools and the people within them need to feel empowered...for without that feeling, we are inviting students into a depressed environment, aren't we? …Continue
It is difficult enough to truly hear what we are being told. We can turn to the Chinese symbol for listening to remember that deep listening involves eyes, ears, and heart.
Pressures and stresses provoke a lot of negative feelings. Those negative feelings can easily be dismissed as "typical" end of year complaints. They well may be the same typical end of year complaints that have arisen year after year. Perhaps no one was listening. …Continue