Call Me When You Can: Thinking in Systems Part 2

Call Me When You Can: Thinking in Systems Part 2

It is hard to listen to or read any news today that doesn’t somehow use the word system or systemic to align fault and blame for significant and often unsolvable problems. We often hear it is the system’s fault, or this is a systemic issue. We are being asked to think...
Check Out My Guest Blogs Here

Check Out My Guest Blogs Here

I recently had two guest blogs published. One is on a better use of advisory time. Click here to read it. The other is what school leaders and tech vendors should require from each other. Click here to read it. ...
Learning to Think in Systems

Learning to Think in Systems

In our last blog, I discussed a couple of topics that may be new to educational leaders including the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) environment that schools exist in now. I also discussed three critical habits of mind from Jennifer Garvey Berger in...
New Habits for New Times

New Habits for New Times

We often talk in education about the leadership habits needed to lead schools into the 21st century. Two immediate comments: First, we are well into the 21st century so somehow schools whether lead well or not have managed to find themselves here. Second, much of what...
Musings from Nashville

Musings from Nashville

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the annual iNACOL Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. For those of you not familiar with iNACOL, they are an organization whose mission is to drive the transformation of educational systems through policies and practices toward...