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Leadership Opportunities in a Climate of Fear

I’m shocked! Shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here. —Claude Rains in “Casablanca” The powerlessness of people on a school bus in Upstate New York on June 23, 2012, resonated with people all over America. Four seventh … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Change Makers Don’t Underestimate Children.

Do you realize that it is distinctly possible for a child to reach the age of 18 without ever having done something upon which someone else depended? –Uri Bronfenbrenner Speech to Parents and Teachers at Independent Schools in Kansas City, … Continue reading

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“Executive Function Disorder” exposes an Education Dysfunction Disorder.

Do you know anyone who suffers from any of the following symptoms? Motivated by immediate needs Consequences for negative behavior don’t alter future actions Inability to reflect on past experience to plan for the future Difficulty adapting to change Sees … Continue reading

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Teaching: One Young Woman Finds a Career in Education

A Young Educator Finds Her Calling A couple of years ago I wrote about how at the age of 18, Maggie Doyne launched herself off into the world with only what she could carry in her backpack, and how in … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Genius

After returning from a stint in Japan teaching English ten years ago, Paul Greenwood found himself walking on Ocean Beach in San Francisco looking for inspiration as he pondered what to do with the rest of his life. Suddenly, feeling … Continue reading

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