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School Leaders

What Does Supportive Leadership Look Like?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

It's important to understand what good school management -- or leadership -- looks like, because it looks different to different people.

Teachers in a Pickle

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Not long ago, two teachers asked me a question that I found rather poignant: How could they help make their schools successful when their principals have no interest in changing what they're doing?

Comforting the Afflicted

Diann Woodard | Posted 03.14.2015 | Education
Diann Woodard

There is unfortunately little public understanding of how to help the children who are grieving in the wake of such violent incidents. Nor are violent incidents the only events that trigger grief in children.

A Wakeup Call for School Leaders

Diann Woodard | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Diann Woodard

What do you say after an election night like November 4? We lost. As a matter of fact, some have called it "a bloodbath." We are educators though. We must take a stand. We must talk to our communities and business partners about what is right for our schools.

United in Leading the Way to Better Schools

Diann Woodard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Diann Woodard

Given the enormous impact principals have in their schools, it is imperative that school leaders receive increased support and high quality professional development.

Turn Around and Find the Keys

Diann Woodard | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Diann Woodard

The need goes beyond calling on superintendents to behave more civilly. It extends to calling on school leaders to engage their communities in advocating for needed changes.

Bullying: What Schools, Parents and Students Can Do

Franklin Schargel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Franklin Schargel

Can you remember the schoolyard jingle that went, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"? Obviously that was not and is not the truth.

Student Advice For Hiring Teachers

Meg Campbell | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education
Meg Campbell

Students say hire teachers who know and love their subject matter, have demonstrated classroom teaching experience and enjoy spending time with children and adolescents.

Five Principal Parts of Being a Principal

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

When you see schools that challenge old ideas and endeavor to new frontiers to achieve results, there is usually a visionary principal leading the charge

Becoming a Nation of School Leaders

Lisa Belzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Belzberg

A 2004 study on school performance couldn't find a single documented case where troubled schools were turned around without the intervention of a powerful leader.