Year at Mission Hill, Chapter 4 Love and Limits

Jason FlomCommunity, Education, Featured, Leadership, Learning

Working and playing — essential components of learning and keystones for establishing both the love and limits that create a safe space for each student. The question of how to best set appropriate boundaries within a loving context became all the more important because Mission Hill is a full inclusion school, meaning students with exceptionalities are not pulled out and … Read More

A Year at Mission Hill Chapter 1

Jason FlomCommunity, Education, Equity, Leadership, Learning, Student, Whole Child

Below is the first chapter of a remarkable video series: A Year at Mission Hill. The premise, as described on the project’s site, is simple: Ten videos. One year. A public school trying to help children learn and grow. The national conversation we need to be having. What goes into creating a powerful learning environment for children and adults? Meet … Read More

The Changing Face of the Teaching Force (Infographic)

Jason FlomLeadership, Learning, Teaching

Pop quiz: Q: What is the current mode for years of experience in the teaching profession in the US?¬† A: One. In other words, ask all teachers how many years they have been teaching and “one” is answered more often than any other number. The reasons we have come to this are complex (see the below infographic from the work … Read More

The Power of Outrospection

Jason FlomLeadership, Learning, Policy

Roman Krznaric’s website describes him as “a cultural thinker and writer.” He speaks on a range of topics including¬†“empathy, the history of love, the future of work, and the art of living.” His 15-minute talk outlining elements of his book, “How to Find Fulfilling Work,” offers this bit of Aristotle wisdom: Where the needs of the world and your talents … Read More

Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership

Elizabeth CardineLeadership, Learning

These “Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership” were published by Kent Keith in 1968 as a series designed for emerging student leaders. However, when it comes to efficacy, determination, grit, and tenacity — and really, just good old fashion putting vision into action — these are as true and relevant today as ever. 1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them … Read More