One or two bad teachers is a problem with the teachers. A school with many bad teachers is a problem of leadership.
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.
On technology: The teacher is mightier than the mouse.
All teachers are already leaders. It's in the nature of teaching.
We must use collegiality not to level people down but to bring together their strength and creativity.
Deadwood did not kill itself!
Arrogance is the conjoined twin of ignorance.
Teaching is a passionate profession.
A successful school has to engage all the people, all the powers, and all the capacities within it.
Lateral trust among colleagues is as important as vertical trust within the hierarchy.
We should test prudently; not profligately.
Although everyone wants to change the teacher, it's time for the agents of educational reform to change themselves.
Sustainable leadership does not compromise the future by expanding and accelerating too quickly in the present.
Students become good learners when they are in the classes of teachers who are good learners.
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.
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