[caption id="attachment_25625" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]Leaders are called upon to build new bridges, promote the common good, and uplift others. Restorative justice can serve as an indispensable tool for achieving these goals. Restorative justice focuses on the interrelatedness of the human experience and offers an alternative framework for resolving conflict and the resulting harm. It seeks to address the question of how to “make things right.”
Women Leading Change: Transforming the law school classroom into the training ground for social justice advocacy
[caption id="attachment_25485" align="alignleft"]Nekima Levy-Pounds[/caption]“Schools are the garden for leadership — the places where seeds are planted and first green shoots spotted, tended, and encouraged.”
John Adair, “How to Grow Leaders: The Seven Key Principles of Effective Leadership Development”
[caption id="attachment_25350" align="alignleft"]Photo credit: Dr. Mussa S. Muneja[/caption]For leaders, there is a beckoning call to promote justice and freedom. Will you answer the call? Answering the call is the recognition that we lead to change the world. This is a simple but yet profound statement related to each individual’s capacity to influence the world around them through the exercise of leadership. Leadership provides a vehicle to change the world day by day, moment by moment.
It is with great joy that I share with you that both the teacher and principal contracts have been approved. Members of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and the Minneapolis Principals’ Forum ratified the contracts and the Minneapolis Board of Education approved the agreements on Tuesday. These contracts represent more than just salaries and benefits. The content of these contracts aligns with our Shift goals when it comes to how we are going to affect change for some of our highest-need students.