Tag archives for Culture

  1. Fun Fact Friday: Nat King Cole

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    Everybody knows Nat King Cole’s “Christmas Song” (aka Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire), and some folks may know that he released three albums in Spanish, but did you know that he recorded one song sung entirely in Japanese? It’s true! Cole’s “Kareha” (commonly known in English as “Autumn Leaves”) was recorded, but never released, […]

  2. The School as a Learning Lab

    This spring was a blur of Digital Leader Corps activity. I probably traveled 25,000 air miles in a three month time span meeting with educational leaders all over the country. As I reflected on the conversations I noticed a trend. We had successfully communicated the components of Digital Leader Corps, but really needed to emphasize the […]

  3. Integrating Language Learning Students in Purposeful Evaluation

    Thank you so much to Jennifer Paul (Michigan Department of Education) and Gabriela Cardenas (UCLA Lab School) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the final event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event Paul discussed her work supporting district efforts to develop equitable educator evaluation systems, […]

  4. Cultural Ingredients Influence any Group’s Adaptability

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    An organization’s culture is made up of its folklore, it rituals, its group norms, and its meeting protocols.  All of these cultural ingredients influence the organization’s adaptability.  Heifetz , et la: Adaptive Leadership 2009 p 57 ~ Understanding the culture is paramount to being able to help change it for the better. The culture of […]