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Where Is the True Value of a School?

When is the last time your school took a close look at the things that it does and asked: can be shifted vs. cannot be shifted? Before beginning this process, … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Piece of the Grit Puzzle

Like so many, I, too, have been looking for concrete ways to define grit for my students. As I see it, grit is: courage, perseverance, determination, heart, passion, and dedication. … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Design Thinking, Like Yoga, Is Mindset, Not Product

Once again, Grant Lichtman reminds schools of what is important — to thine own self be true. This is such an essential truth for any institution (especially schools) to embrace … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Value is Not Measured in $$

  In his April 25 post, Grant Lichtman shared a definition of the word “value” that I think schools struggling to assign a dollar amount to what they do every … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE Big, Hairy Question For Schools and School Leaders

I discovered Grant Lichtman’s blog post and could not resist posting it to principalaim. According to Grant, the question that educators should be asking themselves is “what is the business … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Getting Back to Dewey

Grant Lichtman’s Denver TED Talk gives practical reasons why many schools continue to miss the bar when it comes to truly educating students for what Grant calls “timeless life skills.” … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment