I had great aspirations when it was announced that schools would be closed and I would, more often than not, be working from home.  After the initial rush, I decided I would finally have time to write more, read all ...

As I sit here quietly on Christmas morning I feel somewhat hypocritical.  A week ago, I wrote a piece called an An Educator’s guide to the Holidays. I offered advice on how as educators we can most out of the ...

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind for Gary and me.  We have known for quite a while that our book, The Teacher and The Admin: Making Schools Better for Kids would be a reality at some point, but ...

I had the opportunity last week to connect with two former students, students from my first teaching job some twenty years and three Districts ago.   Sharing stories, offering advice, learning from each other, made these interactions magical and emotional.  It ...

What can I do to better to be a servant leader?  This was the question that swirled in my head after a scorching July day in New York City spent in the presence of greatness.  When a friend mentioned that ...

June in New York is a magical time. Trees in full bloom, tomato plants doubling in size by the day, swimming pools opening, and long nights that make it feel as if someone forgot to turn off the lights as ...

“Language can become a screen which stands between the thinker and reality. This is the reason why true creativity often starts where language ends.” ~Arthur Koestler I was feeling a bit dejected. My confidence was suffering as self doubt crept ...

I recently watch a video of children lobbying their State Senator, veteran Democrat Dianne Feinstein from California. They wanted her to support The Green New Deal Resolution proposed by the polarizing freshman democrat Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez from New York. The ...

It is when you least expect it that you learn the most, become inspired, invigorated, and motivated to contribute to your field, to make a difference. This happened for me a few weeks ago in the most unlikely of places, ...

This past week was one of those weeks that my wife often warns me about. The ones where I jam pack so much into my schedule that I run from meeting to meeting, event to event, switching gears, changing focus, ...