In my last post I wrote about how educational leadership at each level has much to share and to learn from educational dialogues at other levels. Importantly, invigorating the conversations between educational leaders at each level is vital to move education forward in the most effective ways possible. But there is more… If creating dialogue […]
Ross All Over the Map – blog
My premise, however, is this: in order to create sustainable models and to best serve our students, we must find ways to create dialogue between all areas of education—public, independent, and higher, and we must put it at the center of our efforts to create positive change.
Being here, being in a school where you are challenged, known, and cared for is a gift. In fact, it is on the short list (right beside love of family and good health) of the greatest gifts we might ever receive.
My fascination was endless. And it obviously wasn’t just me…naming Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong as heroes was cultural glue for the United States at exactly the moment when we needed it most—it had been a rough decade to say the least.
I often say about students (and teachers, and staff, and Heads of School) that they are each incomplete sentences—in other words we are never quite fully who we might become. We each have work to do.
When I give someone such rapt attention, I tend to turn square to them. Like a tennis player prepared to return a vicious serve, I find that my shoulders become parallel to the speaker. I am fully present for them, and the rest of the world melts away in much the same way it does when I am engrossed in a book.