10 Facilitator Moves for Adult Learning

Jason FlomCommunity, Education, Leadership, Learning

Word association quiz. When someone pairs “School” and “Learning” who is the first learner you think of? A student? A class of students? If so, you are like the majority of people. And for good reason — the student learner is the most important point of focus for schools. However, capitalizing on the unique interests, affinities, and personalities of students … Read More

Disrupting Injustice: Principal Strategies to Advance Social Justice

Jason FlomCommunity, Education, Equity, Leadership, Learning

The problem:┬áSocial injustice across our social landscape, with concentrations in schools where social justice is most needed. A solution: Leadership focused on targeting, disrupting, and transforming such norms into new outcomes. Teacher College Record published a paper by George Theoharis, an assistant professor in educational leadership and inclusive education at Syracuse University, titled “Disrupting Injustice: Principals Narrate the Strategies They … Read More

Racing to the Top and Leaving the Impoverished at the Bottom

Tyler IzuagieCommunity, Education, Equity, Learning, Policy, Student, Whole Child

Poverty cripples societal advancement. When prevalent in the richest nation in the world, it becomes mindboggling. Why are so many individuals struggling under the weight of poverty in America? Why is nearly 1 in every 4 children considered impoverished in this land of Race to the Top? Are we racing to the top of the wrong metric? ┬áMy hat goes … Read More

How to Increase Group IQ

Jason FlomBrain, Community, Leadership, Learning

The following is a guest post by Annie Paul Murphy – book author, magazine journalist, consultant and speaker who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better. This post was originally published on her site, The Brilliant Blog. What makes a group intelligent? That is: what enables a team of people to effectively solve problems … 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