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Educational Leadership

The Sailor and the Sailboat: Leadership and Evidence

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

My one extravagance is that I live on the Chesapeake Bay and have a small sailboat. I love to sail, even if I'm not especially good at it, but sailing...

Titles Don't Make Leaders

Eric Sheninger | Posted 04.30.2017 | Education
Eric Sheninger

I hear all the time that real change in education can only come from the adults that have a specific title such as Board of Education member, superintendent, other central office administrators, principals, supervisors, etc.

Great Leaders Stand Out

Eric Sheninger | Posted 03.26.2017 | Education
Eric Sheninger

What makes a great leader? There is no shortage of advice on the characteristics, qualities, and attributes that make up a great leader. Leadership is a choice and something that one should not take lightly.

School Turnaround - Where Is That Magic Formula Again?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 12.22.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

The way some people talk about "turning around" a high-poverty, low-performing school you might think there was some kind of magical formula. If we co...

It's Not a Technology Issue

Eric Sheninger | Posted 11.25.2016 | Education
Eric Sheninger

The point here is that it is not a technology issue, but many people make it one. The behavior argument that many make is flawed. It is first and foremost a school culture issue, which falls on the shoulders of leaders. Schools and districts that have embraced technology through a shared vision and resulting plan focused on learning reinforce appropriate use.

Open Letter to Students in Light of Recent Events

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.17.2016 | College
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

You know, you're young, and yet in your lifetime, you've known, most of your lifetime, a post-9/11 world. You are not the first generation to know violence in your time. You, I'm afraid, will not be the last.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

5 Gifts Every Leader Should Give the Team

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2016 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Holidays don't have to be the only time we give, share, and shower others with appreciation. Leaders should always be looking for meaningful ways to give back to the team.

6 R's of a Principal's Summer School

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.12.2016 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

While school administrators are typically not "off" from school to the same extent as teachers, the relaxed days of June, July and August present school leaders with a special opportunity that is unique to this time of year. I like to think of them as a principal's own set of summertime "R's."

How Social Media Changed Everything

Eric Sheninger | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Eric Sheninger

I was just like ever other principal on the planet prior to becoming connected. My narrow focus was on sustaining a school culture focused on rules, compliance, conformity, and preserving the status quo.

I Am Not a Boss, I Am a Leader

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

Growing up, people often called me bossy. I soon realized that they called me bossy because I was determined to succeed and overcome any obstacles that came my way.

Fixing a Broken System

Eric Sheninger | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Eric Sheninger

Nothing is more important than our own learning if we are to not only meet the demands of the profession, but also the needs of our students.

A 360-degree Approach to Teen Summer Service Travel

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

A true educator recognizes that the destination and the central experience are strong platforms, which can either be woefully under leveraged or embedded in a powerful experience for your child that is leveraged to the max. This is rare.

Driving Change to Transform Schools

Eric Sheninger | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education
Eric Sheninger

The many shifts, changes, and resulting transformation did not occur overnight, impulsively, or without calculated risks. It was these changes that took an average comprehensive high school and transformed it into the current institution that many have come to know through social media.

Leadership That Our Schools Need

Eric Sheninger | Posted 08.28.2012 | Education
Eric Sheninger

Change begins with a no excuse mentality. Don't waste one more minute pondering what could be. There is a revolution going on right now in learning, and it is up to us to lead the way in a modern fashion.

The Best Ideas for Our Schools

Eric Sheninger | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Eric Sheninger

Now is the time for all of us to critically analyze our respective schools and take a stand against the status quo in order to do what is best for our students.

Best Education Books of 2011

Gary Stager | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education
Gary Stager

Readers will be empowered to dream bigger, act bolder and eschew the incrementalism plaguing public education policy.

Designing Schools to Engage and Drive Learning

Eric Sheninger | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education
Eric Sheninger

School would become a place where students couldn't wait to get to and at the end of the day would be reluctant to leave. School re-design needs to become part of the education reform conversation.

Tool for Learning or Distraction?

Eric Sheninger | Posted 11.06.2011 | Education
Eric Sheninger

As educators, we must establish a vision for our students and model the use of cell phones as mobile learning devices in order to empower them to embrace the same view.

An Open Letter to School Leaders

Eric Sheninger | Posted 10.09.2011 | Education
Eric Sheninger

Change begins with a no excuse mentality. Don't waste one more minute pondering what could be. There is a revolution going on right now in learning, and it is up to us to lead the way.

School Reform by Making a Headline or by Reading the Book?

Sean Slade | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

School reform has been the flavor of the month for quite a few months now. However, what we have seen has not been discussion or debate about what constitutes sound reform, but rather debate by headline.

Creating Engaged Public Research Universities

Dr. Rick Cherwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dr. Rick Cherwitz

Taking the admonition for engagement seriously, we can devise collaborative methods for integrating universities' massive intellectual capital with the resources of the community.