Leading Schools in Uncertain Times

Leading Schools in Uncertain Times

Recently my husband has experienced a difficult medical situation. At the onset the doctor told us that he would be cured, but the journey to get  there would require painful treatments and months of not feeling so great. I have been referring to the experience as...
Committing to the Work: Lessons in Professional Capital

Committing to the Work: Lessons in Professional Capital

Before I got married I wondered why I didn’t have a green thumb. I love the spring and have always planted flowers, spending lots of time planning my purchases and planting. Despite my passion, however, my garden never prospered. The reason for this is because I...
The Power of Authentic Models

The Power of Authentic Models

Last week there was a fascinating story on NPR about biologists trying to help restore the Whooping Crane population.  The Cranes have been bred in captivity and to release them into the wild the birds needed some help with migration. In order for the birds to avoid...

Leading from the Inside Out

This week I was talking to a principal about his desire to keep his school focused on a few goals. He was feeling good about things until the new wave of “requirements” from the state came down. These included, but were not limited to a new training program for all...

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Thoughts on Scaffolds

Million dollar question for all parents–How do you know when to let go and when to hold on? While this question has permeated my thoughts throughout the raising of my children, it now consumes me as my two sons navigate their high school years. I would love a...