Lessons from the Super Bowl: What does Tony Dungy have to do with improving student academic performance?

Guest blogger Marcia Weseman, Ed.D, is a child trauma expert and Manager of Community Programs and Prevention at Saint Luke’s Crittenton Health Center in Kansas City. Marcia has valuable information to share with us about providing social and emotional support to students, to help them succeed. Between commercials during the Super Bowl, I overheard the commentators describing an event that …

Breaking the Barrier of Educational Apartheid

In writing our book, Simon and I interviewed 22 award-winning principals who had moved their schools from low performing to high achieving.  All of these schools were in areas of high poverty in their communities.  Most people did not expect these students to do well.  In fact, often the biggest challenge for the principals was to get the adults to …

The 4 Cornerstones — An Essential Tool for School Leaders

You may not yet think of yourself as a leader, but whether you’re a dedicated educator, or already a school principals or other school leader, there are specific tools you can use to increase your effectiveness. Today we share a simple technique to help you achieve the vision you have for your school. The 4 Cornerstones can make a significant …