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(#387) Lessons from Elementary School


Adults, are we listening? Three lessons from elementary school this week. (1) Mrs. Hullender teaches 1st grade at the Atlantic Beach Elementary School. Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to visit her classroom during a mini leadership conference.  That’s right. … Continue reading

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(#283) Inspiration and the Potential to Make a Difference


While the interactions may “just happen,” turning them into meaningful moments takes mindfulness. This past week I had the opportunity to sit down with reporter Matt Soergel of The Florida Times Union to record an episode for the Growth and Resilience … Continue reading

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(#263) Retreat or Stay-Treat? Treat Yourself!


What can you do if you want a retreat but can’t quite swing getting away from your daily routines for three or four days?  I’ve often read about personal growth retreats. You know, those that offer a chance to reconnect … Continue reading

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(#224) Every Student Has A Story: Great Teachers Build On That Story


A teacher’s calling is to recognize each of these types (and combinations thereof) and reach out with encouragement, challenge and recommendations to appropriate resources. [NOTE to reader: This week’s post comes from my forthcoming book (work-in-progress) on mentoring faculty.  In the weeks/months ahead … Continue reading

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(#188) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2013 in Review


  In May of 2010 I made the decision to begin my first blog. I had 3 goals: Experience a new (for me) aspect of social media Develop and flesh out new ideas Provide something of value—not just another cyber rant. I believe … Continue reading

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(#132) Relevance, Relationships, and Rainbows


As a teacher I can excite, energize, and educate. But can anyone really motivate another person? I have been preparing for a webinar I will be facilitating for Innovative Educators (January 29, 2013) on the topic of student motivation.  Even … Continue reading

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