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School Transformation and Trust – Larry Walsh

School Transformation and Trust – Larry Walsh

(Originally posted at Larry Walsh, High School Principal.) By Larry Walsh In schools, trust is like love in a marriage: it bonds people together and makes them strong and effective. Trust in relationships increases security, reduces inhibitions and defensiveness, and frees people to share feelings and dreams. Trust empowers you to put your deepest fears […]

The Challenge of Consensus – Michael Wirtz

The Challenge of Consensus – Michael Wirtz

(Originally posted on Our Work, Their Education.) By Michael Wirtz I find myself in a lot meetings, many of which I organize and lead.  In the best moments, meetings are worth everyone’s time because they create the opportunity to test out the ideas of the group related to a worthy agenda issue, and they can […]

Why Do I Lead? – Matt Wachel

Why Do I Lead? – Matt Wachel

(Originally posted on PLC Ponderings.) By Matt Wachel When I found out that I was selected to be a part of the #SAVMP and learn with so many wonderfully talented and experienced educators, I was thrilled.  I know I have a great deal to learn and share with others and am encouraged by the opportunity […]

Are You Rocking the Boat? – Joey Sagel

Are You Rocking the Boat? – Joey Sagel

(Originally posted on Principal Joey.) By Joey Sagel What is a great educator?  As a culture, we’ve bought into the notion (aided by just about any movie you can think of about a teacher) that being a great educator means rising above a corrupt and crumbling oppressive system and being a lone beacon of light […]

We are Always 2 Questions Away… – Derek McCoy

We are Always 2 Questions Away… – Derek McCoy

(Originally posted on McCoyDerek) By Derek McCoy Earlier this week, we got a call to one of our teacher’s classrooms to get some help in dealing with a ‘disruptive’ student. When I arrived, the teacher greeted me at the door with a very perplexed and slightly frustrated look on her face. She pointed out the student […]