Mindreader Teaches Internet Safety

Think you’re safe online. Think again. Adults generally have a leg up on students in the judgment and common sense…

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Keeping Kids Safe Online

This is the first time in my career where I’ve had to lead a full court press with parents to…

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Leaders of Leaders

This year, I’m excited to be part of the Urban Superintendent’s Academy, co-sponsored by the University of Southern California’s Rossier…

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PLC’s for Leaders

Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) aren’t just for teachers, although as educational leaders, we certainly expect them of our teachers. Ever…

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A Difference When Led By Women?

Are companies different when led by women? Are school districts? The Wall Street Journal recently reported that leadership teams dominated…

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Supporting Families Facing Foreclosure

Neither my Master’s or my Doctoral program prepared me for working with families with significant financial issues, most specifically foreclosure.…

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Anticipating District Growth

In many areas of California, districts are experiencing growth. From building new schools to redistricting, closing schools to opening magnets…

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PLC’s for Leaders

Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) aren’t just for teachers, although as educational leaders, we certainly expect them of our teachers. Ever…

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Inequity? Consider the Ramifications

No, this really isn’t a post about issues surrounding equity and diversity. Instead, equity in this situation is about an…

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The Importance of Close Reading

Close reading is a strategy where readings are repeated and discussions are focused on the text in order to increase…

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