Dec 2nd Newsletter
Category : Newsletters
Here is the link to the Dec 2nd Newsletter. This week, I blog about the need for dialogue in our schools in order to foster stronger faith communities. We need healing and we need to lead through dialogue, not condemnation.
My top 5 of this week:
- In the American Catholic News section, I lead off with two good news stories. The first is a story about the Berks Catholic HS student diagnosed with brain cancer. The community has rallied around Anthony Meyers (who had successful surgery last week) and illustrates a high-functioning Catholic school community. The second article was the offer by the Diocese of Sacramento for free tuition for all students displaced by the devastating fires. Well done!
- In the leadership section the first article by Jack Peterson of Managing for Mission is a great reflection on the President-Principal relationship. Notice the word “relationship.” When we talk about intentionally building community, it’s important to put our organizational charts in terms of relationships.
- In the Teaching & Learning section, the first article by Jessica Lander “Why School Counselors Matter” is a great piece. When schools look to cut costs, the school counselor position often comes up. Lander provides a good argument against this.
- The next article about personalized learning from Mind/Shift is a great reflection on the different meanings and controversies surrounding personalized learning.
- In the Miscellaneous section, the first article addresses the polarization in the Church right now.