Are You Ready? Leading for SEL

Are You Ready? Leading for SEL

The emphasis on social-emotional learning has become more pronounced over the past few years. Increased pressures to perform and stand out from the crowd, along with the technological tools leading to more social comparison, have led to increased mental health issues...
The Third Leg of the Stool

The Third Leg of the Stool

When I was working on my Ph.D. back in the late ’90s, the education system had just entered the standards-based reform era. It was a time that called for higher standards through more rigorous content.  In contrast to many other previous reform efforts, the standards...
A 21st Century Productivity System for School Leaders

A 21st Century Productivity System for School Leaders

You have probably heard the saying that time is money? Our belief is that time is more precious than money. It is the one resource you can’t create or retrieve when it is lost. You can lose money in the stock market one day and make it back the next. You lose 10...
The Inner Demons of Distraction

The Inner Demons of Distraction

When we think about distractions to our attention and focus, as school leaders, we often think about external distractions. Things like phone calls, emails, people dropping in, or unplanned events are the first ones mentioned when I talk to principals. However, what...