Catholic Schools: “Foundational” to the Parish

Almost every year, one hears of a few faith-based schools that are closing or merging in their community. Most of […]

The Five Dangers of Being a Development Director

One of my personal beliefs is that we must expand our minds to be able to hold more than three […]

It’s All About All Of It

When I began working with school administrators in the early 2000’s, many were lamenting the fact that parents were disenrolling […]

Why a Tetrahedron?

There are several constructs I use to explain systems thinking, and differentiate it from linear thinking.  One is The Karve, […]

Three Kinds of Thinking Essential to 21st Century Learning

When you engage in metacognition, or, think about thinking, there are many systems that can be encountered.  Of course, cognition […]

5 Steps to Successful Process Improvement

If you’ve read any of my blog articles, Web sites or books, you’re probably familiar with my position that one […]

Teachers Are Leaders

In his book, “The Little Book of Leadership,” sales guru Jeffrey Gitomer says leaders embrace change. “Change is certain. Followers […]

The Five “E-Izits” of Evaluation

A couple of weeks ago, I published an article regarding “The Five Why’s,” and their role in process improvement.  If […]

The 5 Why’s – Determining the Root Cause

If you’ve been a visitor to SchoolAdvancement, you’ll know that according to systems thinking pioneer Peter Senge, a complete system […]

5 Things Your Competitor Schools’ Administrative Teams Are Doing Now

As our calendar year rapidly comes to a close, I’ve heard from a number of schools who are lamenting the […]