12 minutes | Aug 11th 2020

Leading With a Good Heart Is Just the Start, We Need to Follow With….

We start with the belief that most education leaders bring a good heart to the challenge of managing their school communities. In this episode, we discover what good intentions are insufficient to meet the leadership needs of the moment. More importantly, we look at what school leaders must add to their skills to cultivate systemic change in the areas of social justice and equity.

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Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator. He works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. His latest book, We Got This, explores how the work of creating more equitable school spaces is embedded in our everyday choices -- specifically in the choice to really listen to kids. He has been featured in Education Week, Brooklyn Magazine, and Teaching Tolerance Magazine. He has partnered with The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, The New York City Department of Education, The International Literacy Association, Scholastic, and Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.