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Diagnosis Can Blind Us to Leadership Opportunities

After one of my workshops on “Finding Your Genius” at a school last year, the mother of fourth-grader Maya told me of the struggle Maya had with social anxiety. In first grade, she would freeze when it was her turn … 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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The Education of Character is Education Itself

Understanding Our Work Whether a student is searching for the right words to address a classmate or the best way to state a thesis in an essay, the challenge is essentially the same. The skills for solving math problems and … Continue reading

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