The Three R’s: Relationships, Resilience, Reflection

Almost every school day I witness the same (or similar) incidents play out in our classrooms, and on our campus. Children in crisis. The issue(s) might be real, imagined, understated, or dramatized; but whether perception, or reality, there are kids who are in survival model -- struggling just to manage day to day challenges. Their … Continue reading The Three R’s: Relationships, Resilience, Reflection

The Stories You Aren’t Supposed to Tell

In the era of school choice, students have become a commodity. In addition to educational credentials, a master's degree in marketing might be considered a valuable investment for school leaders. Telling your school's story is a necessity in a free market educational system, because where parents (and students) choose to go -- so goes the money … Continue reading The Stories You Aren’t Supposed to Tell

On Picking Battles…

Go big or go home. Swing for the fences. Do or die. Go for broke. Our society places a great deal of emphasis on impressive results, audacious performances, and big victories. These outcomes garner attention, result in accolades, and make headlines and highlight reels. But, even though dramatic results are frequently cause for celebration, when the going … Continue reading On Picking Battles…