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May 12, 2017

Mistakes (BLOG 57)

Perhaps more than anything else throughout all of history, the experiences that have resulted in human beings learning the most are times when mistakes have been made. Imagine the countless mistakes made by Thomas Edison and the Wright brothers that brought us the wonderful inventions of the light bulb and airplane. Unfortunately, mistakes in the […]

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April 26, 2017

Need to be Right? Try Curious instead. (BLOG 56)

Have you developed any negative mental habits? The negative mental habit that most often gets in my way of being effective is my need to be right. Before I was mindful of its presence, my need to be right would often result in my blaming someone else for things not going my way. It would […]

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April 21, 2017

A Top 20 Teacher Shares his Weekly Letter to Parents/Guardians! Entry #12

  Conflict Resolution Continues! This week’s letter from Saint Mark’s Catholic School teacher, Patrick Bowlin, continues digging deeper and more tangibly into the world of conflict resolution. Imagine a school playground where students know how to navigate conflict. Imagine a school lunchroom where students know how to navigate conflict. Imagine a school classroom where students […]

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April 3, 2017

Safety and Trust. (BLOG 54)

Without it there’s no fulfillment of potential. We don’t get activated. We shell up and shut down,…or worse: we lose intentionality and function on autopilot with the end result being Ho Hum. Nothing of great significance. Schools and students deserve more than that. Our profession needs to be deliberate. Take this week to assess the […]

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