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November 8, 2017

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, then get into the human “doing” or academic task. Scores […]

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October 31, 2017

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 plane and you need some help now and then […]

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October 18, 2017

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?           Job #1: Help Others Succeed   How could I help […]

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October 18, 2017

Remembering Your Mission & Purpose: Why are we doing what we are doing?

Remembering Your Mission & Purpose Why are we doing what we are doing?     Name three core values you carry as a teacher. You are a member of this profession because you believe:   A.   B.   C.     Star Qualities Self-confidence              Risk-taking              Self-motivation              Empowered Responsible               Self-disciplined       Flexibility                       Toughness   […]

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October 18, 2017

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 anything; I’m bad at everything; I am stupid. Attack: argue, swear, challenge, bully […]

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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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