leadership

No Smokers: Setting Up Policies Barring Smokers in Early Childhood Settings

Holly Elissa Bruno with Jonathan P. Winickoff, MD, MPH; Suzi Brodof & Susan Offutt

pic Allowing smokers to work with children is a tough ethical debate. In this segment we dig into the question of establishing policies that bar smokers from working with children. Are these policies needed, appropriate, fair? How should education leaders approach this issue?
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Dealing With the Death of a School or School Program

Debbie Sullivan with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic The least talked about stage of organizational development is the death of an organization. When a school or program must close, employees lose jobs, student lose their teachers, beloved traditions die and a dream is again deferred. Lost jobs can provoke community anger, denial, grief, and often finger pointing at the leader. How can a leaders step up with compassion and wisdom when a program is forced to close down?
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Privacy in the Cyber-Space Era: Have We All Become Public Figures?

Robert S. Peck and Brandy Ward with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic With the growth and popularity of social network, the meaning privacy is being redefined. How can a school administrator prevent staff, parents of students from posting unflattering, private or inappropriate information about the school or staff on line?
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Can the Pedagogical Divide Between Early Childhood and Elementary Educators be Bridged?

Valora Washington and Laura Bornfreund with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic Do children learn best through play or through listening to their teacher? Is it more important for young children to learn to pass tests or to explore their world? Different belief systems between early childhood professionals and elementary school educators have fostered long standing conflicts. Today, we'll look at how to reconcile those differences.
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The Surprising Role of Power in Education Leadership

Holly Elissa Bruno with Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld, Eric Sheninger

pic Fair, collaborative, participatory, consensus-builder. These are the qualities of the best education leaders, right? Well, new research suggests otherwise. Tune in to learn why, how and when the ability to wield unabashed power is vital to education leaders.
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