Category Archives: Leadership

Fork in the Road: A Symbol for the School Year

Emotions are the gateway to learning for our students as well as for our staff. How can we tap into that as we start the year? As we know, our first interactions with staff during August workshop week are important … Continue reading

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10 Quick Tips For A Great Year

Welcome to the 17-18 School Year! I hope you had a great summer and are ready to work with students and staff once again.  As you can tell, I didn’t win the Powerball, so I too am hard at work. … Continue reading

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Future Ready Leaders

Four Essentials of Future Ready Leaders This is the statistic that disrupted my thinking as an elementary principal: 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. Today’s … Continue reading

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The Attitude of The Leader

post by Baruti Kafele For the 14 years that I served as an urban principal in New Jersey, I couldn’t wrap my mind around the notion that the achievement gap was my primary issue. Although it existed and it was … Continue reading

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Surprises from Writing Renegade Leadership

It’s hard to believe that my new book, Renegade Leadership, is available now.  The book is about creating innovative schools for today’s students.  The process of writing a book still fascinates me, and I wanted to share a few surprises that … Continue reading

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Closing the Achievement Gap

In a blog post written last month, “Addressing Student Achievement Gaps in Sub Cells” by Nichole Laven, it was clear the process for determining what is needed for our students by implementing standards. However, it is my experience that standards alone … Continue reading

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