Leadership is a combination of art, science and human nature. For some, it is an innate process; for others, it evolves and is refined over time. We all have the ability to lead, although many choose not to lead.
For nearly 35 years I have had the honor of serving as head of school at two private schools, one in Los Angeles, the other in Honolulu. My time as an educator has provided me with experiences and insights that I hadn't anticipated at the beginning of my career.
I have been told that "the unions" are the major forces on the side of classroom teachers in this fight against the corporate takeover of American public education. I want that to be true -- but I cannot ignore what I am seeing.
There are just as many states using the same misguided strategies who made few or no gains as there were reformy states making big gains. If test-and-punish strategies work, why don't they work everywhere?
As mobile technology continues to steal the spotlight in K-12 classroom methodology, certain areas of study tend to be gravitating towards the trends ...
It is ironic -- and troubling -- that those technological advances haven't permeated the one sector that is most crucial to preparing our citizens for the challenges and opportunities of this knowledge society.
One year ago, Tamus Alam, a small farmer, donated a parcel of land for us to set up an educational center called SEEKHO in Bishanpur Village, Bihar. Upon donating the land, he said, 'what counts is what we do, not what we have.'
The football season on the professional level and every tier below it has become an iconic fall tradition of American culture. This glorification of a sport, particularly in the case of college athletes, put priorities in the wrong spot though.
A further drop in revenue for public education, therefore, could be catastrophic, resulting in staffing cuts, increased class size, less individual attention for children, and the elimination of extracurricular programs.
The vast majority of teachers are working overtime without the tools or budget to manage the plethora of issues inside and outside the classroom. On top of that, administrators who only compound the situation by micromanaging the wrong things make the lives of teachers completely untenable with their lack of support.
Students needed to be three things: engaged thinkers, ethical citizens, and they needed to have an entrepreneurial spirit. What role has technology played in helping educators achieve these goals?
My letter is pointed and confrontational. It honestly captures my concerns about Weingarten and AFT. Rather than offering any comments on Weingarten's response, I wish to simply allow readers to read both letters and form their own opinions.
As those report cards come home in the coming weeks, ask yourself and your child, what do these grades tell us about your learning? Can we create in our children a mindset of growth and intrinsic motivation that will allow empower them for a lifetime?
I learned Chandani's story during my gap semester last fall in Bishanpur village, India, when she would come every morning to take out the trash in ex...
"Teachers are reporting increased motivation by students when they are involved in digital learning, and our preliminary research shows that this inc...
On October 23, 2013, John White released the long-awaited, capriciously calculated 2013 Louisiana school performance scores (SPS) and letter grades. I...