Teachers need time to engage with colleagues – whether shadowing, mentoring, co-teaching or conferring. They need a voice in school decisions and to be trusted as professionals.
David Ben-Gurion understood that the public’s trust is given to a leader in order to lead, determine clear goals and make difficult decisions. The fate of the people and the good of the state guided him, not polls, media treatment or measures of prestige.
It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
We worry about appearing awkward in a presentation. But up to a point, most people seem to feel more comfortable with less-than-perfect speaking abilities. It makes the speaker more human – and more vulnerable, meaning he is less likely to attack our decisions or beliefs.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
I’m not in the business of changing policies. I hope to inform, not form, decisions.
So many people would like to have guidance from God because obviously, if you have a word from God, it’s the best possible thing. But they don’t relate that to life as a whole. Often they want guidance as a way of opting out of the responsibility of making decisions.
No decisions should ever be made without asking the question, is this for the common good?
Law is a formless mass of isolated decisions.