Changing roles, mounting expectations, multiple agendas, and rapid transitions are among the many pressures today’s educators face as they strive to improve the quality of learning and teaching in their schools and districts. This section features articles that document how school leaders grapple with key challenges such as nurturing teacher collaboration, working constructively with unions, and creating support for reform at every level.
I’ve been on the road this spring, talking with educators, community leaders, advocates, policy makers, and foundation types about my new book, Cage-Busting Leadership.Continue
Reflections on the work of school reform
At the end of a course or a professional development session, I frequently ask the learners I work with to reflect on how their thinking has changed as a consequence of our work together. This reflection takes the form of a simple two-column exercise.