After a period during which I turned my discretionary time and attention to a deepening engagement with hospice volunteering and end-of-life issues, I am ready to return to my most fundamental and abiding interest – school leadership and the ways in which formal and informal learning can be promoted in a variety of ways from infancy through life’s end.
Because my heart continues to lie in issues related to public education, I want to write about leadership and leadership development from the perspective of someone who cares deeply about the central and essential role of leaders In addressing public education’s current challenges and future prospects.
Likewise, my understanding of the life-altering and never ending power of learning has been affirmed and extended by hospice volunteering through which I have witnessed the often profound experiences of patients and families as they live out that final transition.
Just as I look forward to discovering through writing what’s on my mind and it my heart, I am interested in finding out what you are thinking about the ideas and issues I will raise here. So, please take a few minutes to participate—your views will be an important part of a community that cares deeply about leadership and learning, a community that I look forward to creating with you.
What’s on your mind?
• What experiences have you had with the power of lifelong, transformative learning, whether it be in your personal or professional life?