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Relationship First.

Relationship First. As humans we rarely ask a stranger to lend us their lawn mower or to help us move. Yet as educators, we often ask students to ‘do’ all sorts of things (like math, essays, speeches, etc.) without building a relationship first. Human Being Preceded...

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Keep telling your students “you are more than a score.”

Keep telling your students "you are more than a score." Standardized test scores do not define students. Each child has unique identity, worth, and purpose, and each one has vastly different skills and talents. We have to deal with young people as human beings first,...

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Feedback: Checking In

Feedback: Checking In Educators: It's late October and it's time to check in with your students to see how things are going. Feedback is the “Breakfast of Champions,” it's how we effectively adjust what we are doing in the classroom. You are the pilot, flying the...

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CREATING A TOP 20 CULTURE

CREATING A TOP 20 CULTURE     Our Current Work Culture   What exists in our current culture that empowers our potential to explode?         What exists in our current culture that limits our potential from exploding?      ...

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Roadblock to Success: I AM STUPID!

Roadblock to Success: I AM STUPID!   Equal Sign lets ‘Stupid’ out of the box   Reactions to Feeling Stupid:   Withdraw: quit + quiet Pretend Emotional: embarrassed, angry, upset, sad, worry, nervous, stress Judgments: I’m not good enough; I don’t know...

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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...

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