Leading for Equity

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Creating Student Success A conversation with Dr. Gustavo Balderas: AASA National Superintendent of the Year 2020  Daniel Domenech, executive director of the National School Superintendents Association, said Dr. Balderas earned the honor for the “tremendous work he is doing to promote academic achievement” during his four years as superintendent in Eugene (OR). Dr. Balderas joined…

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More Books

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More from my bookshelf – November 2020 The list this month touches on equity, history, and lots of leadership. Equity Caste (Oprah’s Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson  | Sold by: Random House LLC  | Aug 4, 2020 Compares “caste” in India, the U.S., and Nazi Germany – noting the parallels and unpacking what it is and…

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The Power of a Positive Team

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Excerpts from The Power of a Positive Team: Proven Principles and Practices That Make Great Teams Great We are better together. No one creates success alone. We all need a team to be successful. Those are the opening words in The Power of a Positive Team by Jon Gordon. Jon is a great storyteller, and…

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Connecting in Spite of “Remote” Restrictions

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Caring and Connecting in “Remote” Times “Our confidence is shaken. Teachers are exhausted, working harder than ever to engage kids virtually. Working longer hours, feeling that nothing is enough. Never have I seen teachers and staff so hungry, so thirsty for one good word. They hang on every compliment, every note of thanks, more so…

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Lead Bravely in Uncertain Times

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Ten Tools for Leading Bravely in Uncertain Times Dare to Lead Brené Brown’s book, Dare to Lead, is about brave work, tough conversations, and whole hearts. It shares research that will help leaders to be successful in a complex, rapidly changing environment where we’re faced with seemingly intractable challenges and an insatiable demand for innovation. Brown…

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