Snippets from a School

I spent the day at Bate Middle School in Danville, KY on Tuesday meeting with teachers who are using some of the new technologies from the Kentucky’s Striving Readers Consortium. I don’t usually talk about specific schools that I work with but my experience was...

Becoming Agents of Change

Educators are charged with the task of encouraging and supporting new thinking and new behaviors every day; they are agents of change. CTL’s challenge is to encourage and support new thinking and new behaviors in the agents of change themselves. Right now, I am...

How Leaders Earn Confidence and Trust

Our current political environment invites criticism of those in local, state and national leadership roles.  There is a great deal of conjecture about the reasoning for various leadership decisions and about hidden agendas.  Sometimes negative intentions are ascribed...

Hey Right Brain, Left Brain, Meet “Whole Brain”

For decades, artists, arts educators, and other arts supporters have found the right-brain/left-brain notion useful in drawing distinctions between the creative and not-so-creative among us. Now, I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert on the anatomy and...

Multiple Expectations for the Role of School Leader

School leaders answer to a number of audiences, each of which holds different expectations.  District leaders want well-run schools that meet their academic targets, have positive learning environments and satisfied parents: their expectations are that principals will...