Monday Moanin Thoughts #143 Improve Building Climate, Know Who Does What

Happy Final January 2015 Monday Moanin to all of you. Over the past few weeks I have met with several school leaders. Among the topics that are most common is building climate and culture. In the latest book, School Culture Rewired authors Todd Whitaker and Stave Gruenert write; “If culture is a school’s personality, climate is its attitude. The biggest difference between the two is that attitude is far easier to change than a personality.” 

This week may be a great time to focus on climate. As leaders, reach out ……

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Monday Moanin Thoughts #142 Dr. King On Education, How Are We Doing?

Welcome to another January 2015 Monday Moanin. Today we celebrate the American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Let’s honor Dr. King’s memory as we begin our work this week. The following Dr. King quote can help us reflect on the work we are doing in our schools.

” The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of education.”

The above quote raises some questions for us to reflect on. A few ……

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