This post originally appeared in ASCD Express on May 9, 2019. "Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can possibly be." — Rita Pierson While teenagers sometimes act as...

I watched all of the March Madness games with my husband and was excited to see number two seed, Michigan State, beat number one seed, Duke. The Michigan State coach, Tom Izzo, attributed their win to two things: mental toughness and the team’s intense game...

It’s no secret that principals set the tone for an entire school community, driving the goals, culture, and practices of every staff member. I’ve had the opportunity to work with principals across the country, supporting their school growth, culture, and student achievement goals, and I've seen...