Do it for the Disengaged!

What I never want to hear….“school sucks.”  Or even worse, “my school sucks.”  I don’t believe that teenagers are naturally apathetic.  I think apathy and disengagement are learned behaviors or defense mechanisms deployed out of necessity.  When children start school, they have dreams of what their lives could be.  If they lose hope by the time…Read more Do it for the Disengaged!

Do it for the “teacher-servants”

There is a tremendous amount of literature surrounding the concept of “servant leadership” these days.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) states that servant leaders “...possess a serve-first mindset, and they are focused on empowering and uplifting...They are serving instead of commanding, showing humility instead of brandishing authority, and always looking to enhance the…Read more Do it for the “teacher-servants”

Do it for them, not because it’s easy, but because it is hard.

I've had the great learning opportunity to participate in the McKinsey Management Program for School Leaders through the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  It has provided tremendous growth around the area of communication and mastering challenging conversations.  Perhaps the greatest challenge any of us faces in our personal and professional lives revolves around the…Read more Do it for them, not because it’s easy, but because it is hard.