Willing to be Disturbed

Margaret J. Wheatley argues that the chaotic, fluid, and dynamic world of the 21st century demands a fundamental adjustment in how people think. Instead of focusing on providing answers and solutions, she writes, we must be willing to ask questions, admit uncertainty, and listen more than we speak.

Good Seeds Grow in Strong Cultures

Jon Saphier and Matthew King assert that school improvement emerges from the strengthening of teachers’ skills, the systematic renovation of curriculum, the improvement of the organization, and the involvement of parents and citizens in responsible school-community partnerships, and that school culture is the foundation for each and can either strengthen or undermine these actions.