Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Power Of Three: Four

  Learning is not a simple process nor is it merely complicated.  It is very complex.  It involves a balance between continuity, transition and novelty.  The artful teacher is ever sensitive to this and works at maintaining it. Schools are … Continue reading

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The Power Of Three: Three

There are always mental models at play when people join together.  When communicating one needs to be aware that there is the 1. Intended Message, 2. Expressed Message and, 3. the Heard Message.  We all know from personal experience that these rarely … Continue reading

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The Power Of Three: Two

A ‘staff’ comes to work because they get paid.  A ‘team‘ commits to coming together around a common cause. Any great team is comprised of individuals committed to fulfilling their role.  In building and maintaining the wellness of the team, … Continue reading

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The Power Of Three: One

I believe that there are only three main things that should occupy our time as educators: Teaching, Learning & Caring for kids! Teaching should be an intentional act; an application of acquired skills with the purpose of facilitating learning.  Teaching is … Continue reading

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You Down With INTP? (Ya, You Know Me!)

How can someone who works with people; whose job it is to help others find themselves and unlock their full potential, do so without fully understanding themselves?  What was it that the Oracle at Delphi was saying? Recently, I completed the … Continue reading

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So, How Now Brown Cow? STEP 2

After having a firm grasp on my ‘Why,’ I can now consider, “Am I committed to making the changes I need to make?” A brilliant colleague and friend shared the idea of this continuum with me and it has served as my … Continue reading

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So, How Now Brown Cow? STEP 1

“Change?  Ok, fine.  IF we, indeed, need to change to secure our relevancy as educators in the 21st Century, how do we start?” Assuming we have accomplished the Herculean task of convincing ourselves that it is ‘we’ who are the … Continue reading

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