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March 22, 2017

Coaches: Some Win and Some Lose. (BLOG 53)

Coaches and teams will lose exactly half the games that are played this week. That’s just the way that competition works: there is one winner and one loser. This gets magnified even more this time of year, when winter sports playoffs are in full swing. They don’t call it “March Madness” for nothing! It’s important […]

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March 20, 2017

Confusion. (BLOG 52)

Teachers: we have reached that dreaded part of the school year where all the “easy” content has already been covered! The rest of curriculum is relatively demanding and the students will now begin to face some difficulty in class. Not only is that okay, but it’s outstanding! Confusion is a natural, normal, necessary part of […]

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March 12, 2017

Human Being Precedes Human. (BLOG 51)

As a teacher, I wanted my students to get things done…to do their homework, study for tests, complete projects. As director of Top 20 Training, I want people on my team to get things done…prepare for presentations, create new materials, contact our customers. And I certainly have expectations of myself to get things done. In […]

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February 27, 2017

Asleep, Awake, and Act (BLOG 49)

The principle of mindfulness that states that whatever it is that we are mindful of, we have greater control over it than when we were not mindful The development of mindfulness can be understood by three simple words: Asleep, Awake and Act. Asleep: Before we are mindful, we are asleep. We go through life unconscious […]

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February 16, 2017

A Top 20 Teacher Shares his Weekly Letter to Parents/Guardians! Entry #5

Educators, how’s your level of communication with the parents/guardians of your students? How much energy are you spending on the VERY important piece of the puzzle that helps students learn? Engaging parents is challenging. When parents are engaged,…the likelihood of their student’s success drastically increases! Mr. Bowlin, 4th-grade teacher at Saint Mark’s School in St. […]

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