leadership

Why Passion Isn’t Enough

This post originally appeared on Starr Sackstein’s Education Week Teacher Column. Passion gets a lot of love and attention these days. And why wouldn’t it? People are naturally attracted to positive energy. It affirms an inner joy and creates a pleasant emotion. It’s a beacon in an environment of apathy, Read more…

By nathandlang, ago
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Changing This Double Standard

Every great teacher has become a master of modifying their instruction, many times “on the spot” based on new data, evidence, and circumstances. Matter of fact, we often judge a teacher’s flexibility to change seamlessly and without hesitation as a quality to be admired and embodied by all teachers. And Read more…

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5 Words to Stop Using Now

You’re asked a difficult question. “That’s above my pay grade.” Bold action needs to be taken. “That’s above my pay grade.” A challenge presents itself to you. “That’s above my pay grade.” An opportunity presents itself to you. “That’s above my pay grade.” Those 5 words keep the world from Read more…

By nathandlang, ago
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Leaders, I Dare You To…

Are you a daring leader? You can’t see the future or guarantee the outcomes, but you know what needs to be done. What must be done. Taking risks and crafting a vision for the future requires that you “feel” your way through the unseen. You are not blind to your Read more…

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