We have all experienced the discomfort of engaging in or witnessing a heated argument. On any given day, parents come to schools to express concerns over something they perceive to have impacted their children negatively. And the scene may look something like this- a parent
Earlier this fall EdWeek published the results of a national survey on the biggest ideas in public education. Researchers asked a large representative sample of educators from around the country to proffer opinions on a heady array of topics, like equity, equality, the quality of
Many highly successful systems and schools across the globe have implemented the 14 Parameters and have been rewarded with consistently improving student results. We developed the 14 Parameters from our research into why similarly-supported schools in the same system showed two different trajectories: one being
In twenty years of research and development on the capabilities of educational leaders, I have focused on the knowledge and skills required for excellence in educational leadership. Only in the last few years, however, have I realized that I needed to give far more attention
Education is on the fast track for significant changes! Between schools re-opening for in-person learning and the funds being released through the American Rescue Act, changes are being planned and implemented at lightning speed.
The huge influx of money, a significant gift to our children and to schools,
Several ago, a video meme of an exuberant penguin went viral. The penguin was scurrying back and forth in front of its fellow penguins – flapping its fins wildly.
There were actually two versions of that meme. The descriptive text underneath one version read something like:
“He’s just returned from a weekend business conference.”
And the second:
“He’s just finished
Winston Churchill once said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” This is an incredibly challenging and difficult time for us and yet I believe we have an opportunity as educators to reshape and transform our education system from what we learned about COVID-19.
Sometimes we are so caught up in the busy fray of the day-to-day that we miss out on the opportunity to step back and look at the bigger picture. Where is your school headed? How does the direction fit with your dream or the dreams of your staff, your
It is one of the fundamental laws of organizational change that innovation is spurred by “networked connectivity,” the degree to which individuals and groups are connected to others. And, the degree to which innovation percolates across an organization is often a function of how much
I have always had a good handle on my ‘To-Do’s’, calendar, and priorities, however, this year it didn’t seem to matter how organized I made the work, nor how many I hours worked, I found myself becoming overwhelmed by the sheer volume of my commitments. Something had