Guest blog series - What do administrators need from teachers?

In September I had an awesome guest blog series on the topic of what teachers need from administrators. Curt Fuller, a principal in Florida, said I should have a series on what administrators need from teachers. That sounded good to me, so this week we’ll hear from school leaders on that issue.


Curt starts us off today, followed by six other excellent administrators:

  • Monday, October 4 - Curt Fuller
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Kimberly Moritz
  • Wednesday, October 6 - Linda Perdaems
  • Thursday, October 7 - Kevin Riley
  • Friday, October 8 - Pam Moran
  • Saturday, October 9 - Andy Torris
  • Sunday, October 10 - Chris Lehmann
  • As usual, anyone else is welcome to play along. Just leave a link in the comments area of any post in the series. Happy reading (in advance)!

    Fairness is a universal value. So why all this inequity?

    Are we trying to solve too many problem with technological solutions?

    Videos
    • Technology has given humanity the amazing ability to fix almost any problem, conditioning us to search for technological remedies to what might be social problems.
    • Alleviating social inequity is a problem that technology must necessarily attempt to solve, but technology alone cannot shape how humans assemble their societies.
    • Only by emphasizing the primary place of individual identity, human dignity, and universal values like empathy and emotion, can we hope to solve global issues that, so far, technology has been unable to conquer.

    Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents

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    Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents [Monica Sharma] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Monica Sharma describes how we can source our inner capacities and wisdom to manifest change that embodies universal values such as dignity

    10 pieces of wisdom from Alan Watts

    With his collected letters recently being published, it's time to revisit this extraordinary thinker.

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    Personal Growth
    • Though the British philosopher died in 1973, his work continues to make an impact.
    • A recently published collection, The Collected Letters Alan Watts, is a deep dive into his personal correspondences.
    • Watts was an early proponent for spreading Eastern philosophy to Western culture.
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    An ancient structure visible from space isn’t man-made

    Long hidden under trees, it's utterly massive

    (Roy Funch)
    Surprising Science
    • This 4,000-year-old structure can be seen from space and wasn't built by humans
    • It's made up of 200 million mounds of earth
    • It's still under construction today
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