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Three Keys to Effective and Equitable Meetings

1.) Effective meetings emphasize purpose and identity. The purpose of any meeting should be more than getting through a list of items together.  If it were that simple, an email could probably do the trick. (If you’re calling a meeting … Continue reading

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An Integrated Approach to Improving School Systems

In the past year we have been using a tool from the work of Margaret Wheatley called ‘the six circles model’ or as some refer to it, ‘above and below the green line.’ It is a simple visual to use … Continue reading

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Appreciating Principals in Hard Times

Appreciations to our colleague Elena Aguilar for her article in Ed Week on appreciating principals in hard times. She paints a grim yet inspiring picture of the challenges of urban principals in an era of de-funding education and deep recession. … Continue reading

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