Vagueness Disempowers

If you asked my teachers when I first became a principal in East Harlem, they would have told you that our students were different. They devoted a good amount of time (not a ton as there were levels upon levels of dysfunction) to talking with our students. When they weren’t learning, they used the same […]

Accept the Challenge!

After game-changing research conducted by TNTP where they produced informative reports like the Opportunity Myth, we see evidence that Black and Brown students are getting limited access (if access at all) to grade-level content. It also verified that students are not being prepared for college, which we have known for some time and are reiterated […]

How do we Keep Producing Jedis in Education?

What is resistance in the workplace? Very often I find the leaders I support assume resistance is happening because that’s what the person wants to do. “It’s just what they do.” I can’t deny that there are people who learn the rules of a work environment and find a way to “feed off” the system. […]

The Core of Leadership

In order to be an authentic leader, a person must have a clear set of moral or core values that guide aspirational focus. (Northouse, 2019). The moral and core values ground the leader and help maintain focus on the person he or she aspires to be.