Ed Resource Round-Up

Kate Wade Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy of Leadership Interview, Pedagogy Of Leadership®, Student Leadership

by Kate Wade, Editor In Chief, gcLi Blog with Steph Nebel and Lisa Singleton, gcLi Social Media Ambassadors As anyone in education knows, the school year flows with a particular rhythm.  Certain weeks and months feel like a sprint or a slog, while at other times we are gifted with pockets of time and a slower pace to rest and …

A Call To Joy

Kate Wade Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy of Leadership Interview, Pedagogy Of Leadership®, Student Leadership

By Kate Wade, LL’11, LL Scholar ‘13, gcLi Penn-GSE Fellow ‘14, Editor gcLi Blog, Head of the Middle School, The Fenn School (MA) I was recently speaking with my cousin Maura Nolan Henry, a deeply respected educator and Dean of Faculty at the Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall school in Waltham, Massachusetts.  We were fortunate enough to get away into the …

Creating Safe, Inclusive, and Sustainable Communities

Jeremy LaCasse Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy of Leadership Interview, Student Leadership

By Jeremy LaCasse, Executive Director, gcLi, Assistant Head and Teacher of History, Taft School, Watertown, CT As we all look to start the school year, the COVID pandemic and the search for social justice remain central influences in our work of developing the next generation of leaders. While these challenges flavor our work of building community, I argue that they …

Planting Seeds

Jan Baldwin Conference, Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy Of Leadership®

By Jan Baldwin, LL ‘14, gcLi Scholar ‘21, Middle School Dean of Students and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Stuart Country Day School (NJ) There is a Proverb that I admire: ”The one who plants trees, knowing that they will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” My week …

Lead First by Listening, Then by Doing

Emily Ihrke Girls Leadership, Leadership Lab, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy Of Leadership®

By Emily Ihrke, LL’15, gcLi Scholar ‘21, Co-Coordinator, PK12 Ethical Leadership Program at University School of Milwaukee (WI) Twice now, on the last night of the Leadership Lab, I’ve listened as Jim Carney has sounded the chime. The entire group has walked away from each other, outward from the circle, and I’ve felt my sandaled feet, wet from the grass. …