Capacity building originally meant helping people to help themselves. Now it means required training to deliver imposed policies.
Teaching is a never-ending story. The work is never over; the job is never done.
If we're all on the same page, no one's reading the whole book.
Trust processes as well as people.
It is not the time to put school districts up for auction. Now is the time to galvanize them into action.
Human growth is not like rhubarb. It can be nurtured and encouraged but it cannot be forced.
There is no algorithm for creativity.
Education leaders must have the will at times to release leadership to the teachers the parents and the students.
Strong professional communities risk and sometimes relish conflict.
Educational reforms are like ripe fruit. They rarely travel well.
Teaching is an emotional practice: it activates, colors & expresses people's feelings.
High performing organizations have cultures of creativity and risk. They encourage workers to innovate and play.
In healthy individuals, emotions don't distort rationality, they enhance it!
Teachers create and transform energy. They are the dynamos of educational change.
Walking makes us take problems in our stride.
You cannot switch teachers on and off as if they were PowerPoint presentations.
The teacher has more power than the Minister.
The bags that teachers carry home symbolize their guilt about the endless care they have to give.
Students are often the last to know about change that is occurring in their own school system.
Blame and betrayal are the emotional enemies of improvement.
When creativity is the goal, schools must have their own platforms to network and innovate.
Teachers are always emotional: by default if they bore us, and by design when they excite us.
Teachers who believe they can make a real difference in their students lives REALLY do.
Implementation of technological change must involve critics as well as advocates.
Too often, shared visions really mean, "I have a vision; you share it!"
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