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 ...

I still remember when I started my career as an administrator. I was a 29 years old former physical education teacher and basketball coach who was going to be in a leadership position, the boss of educators who I could ...

It is easy to spend too much time in a frenzied state, hopping from one fire to another, convincing ourselves how important we are, and how our class, school, or district would fall apart without us.   The world is ...

It took a lot for me to get started on this piece. I wouldn’t say it is writer’s block; it is more that I am just so bored of myself. Homework reform, relationships, student voice, being mindful, be nice…blah blah ...

“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 ...

We simply are not doing enough. It’s that plain and it certainly is that simple. We talk about meeting standards. New revisions come out; we push more. We read the rhetoric in the news about kids falling behind or how ...

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 ...