I serve as a “thinking partner” to school system administrators, principals, teacher leaders, and leadership teams to assist them in developing their knowledge and skill to continuously improve teaching and learning in all classrooms.
This blog supports administrators and teachers in continuously improving teaching and learning for all students and in ensuring that all members of the school community are surrounded by supportive relationships.
I usually make several posts each week. Some of the essays provide practical ideas and processes through which teaching, learning, and relationships can be strengthened. (My most popular post of this type was one on teamwork.)
Others essays are intended to reveal the powerful forces external to schools that seek to undermine public education and to inspire school leaders to act individually and collectively to counter these forces. (The most popular post here was one on the narrative used to destroy public education.)
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I am emeritus executive director of the National Staff Development Council (now known as Learning Forward). I am the author of Leading for Results, published by Corwin Press and Learning Forward. My newest book, Leadership 180: Daily Meditations for School Leaders, was published by Solution Tree Press in 2010.
I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I am a hospice volunteer who co-leads grief support groups and assists patients in telling their life stories on video to be preserved as a legacy for family members.
I may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I invite you to follow me on Twitter: @dennissparks.