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Monthly Archives: January 2021
(Issue #558) Curiosity As A Literacy Skill
Curiosity stimulates basic literacy skills, nurtures conversations, builds collaboration, and opens our minds to what could be. This past week, Atlantic Beach Elementary School (Florida) celebrated its annual literacy week. The principal reached out to a few people in the … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons Tagged curiosity, listening, literacy, questiions 1 Comment
(Issue #557) Agree to Disagree: A Conversational Fire Extinguisher?
“We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace.” ~Amanda Gorman As I read Tom Nichols’ The Death of Expertise, I thought back to previous posts on this blog about conversations, dialogues, and resistance bubbles. Nichols asks us to consider how we … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons Tagged amanda gorman, conversation, democracy, dialogue, disagreement, tom nichols 3 Comments
(Issue #556) Gratitude. Pride. Lessons.
A quick strategy to acknowledge thanks, achievement, and growth. All of which help with resilience. An article I read suggested an alternative to a gratitude journal: a Power Journal. It inspired me to keep my own for 30 days. Here’s … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons Tagged accomplishments, goals, gratitude, growth, life lessons, pride, resilience 1 Comment
(Issue #555) Tags And Quotes To Ponder
Ten concepts that help guide us. Blog posts typically have “tags” associated with them. The tags connect blog topics over time. Think of them as an index to find common concepts and themes. Below you will find the Top Ten … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons Tagged awareness, collaboration, communication, community, dreams, goals, growth, leadership, motivation, resilience 2 Comments
(Issue #554) Active Listening: A Refresher
We move from collective monologues to authentic dialogues through active listening. While this blog has addressed civility often, given what is in our rearview mirror, a quick review is in order. The following is an excerpt from one of my … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons Tagged active listening, collective monologues, dialogue 1 Comment