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Students Leading – Let’s Listen!

A movement is taking shape that I thought you would want to know more about – students are rallying to share their opinions and ideas for what they want their education to be for themselves and other students.Student Voice(http://www.stuvoice.org/stuvoicelive/) founded...

Igniting the Minds of our Youth – A National Priority!

In the forward of the book “Fires in the Mind” by Kathleen Cushman, Dennis White, President and CEO of the MetLife Foundation shares “Asking students to talk about their education is so simple that – whether we are teachers, parents, researchers,...

Creating Margin to Breathe

We all need margin in every area of our lives — extra room to breathe. I was recently reminded of this by our pastor who says that we all need more “breathing room” to be our best. I agree and am...

What Adults Can Learn from Kids

In honor of the voices that have been silenced in CT this past week, I want you to hear this voice of one young woman who is inspiring change in schools all across the country. Adora Svitak, who is speaking...

An Interview with Paul Tough: The Hidden Power of OUR Character

I was recently invited by Paul Tough’s publisher (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) to interview  him  about his new book “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character”.  In our hour on the phone, Paul  shared some of the background of the work...