Tag Archives: education

Reading? Go for it!

Some great opportunities here to think about the power of reading… And what better time to look at reading? Summer! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/reading  

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Sometimes the best thing you can say to your students is NO.

There are some great reminders in here about parenting for the long haul! This parenting thing is a marathon, not a sprint! Why saying NO to children sometimes can have benefits in childhood development  

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The Importance of Interpersonal Skills in the workplace…

So many schools talk about social emotional learning as a co-curricular activity. We are seeing more and more that these skills are a means to acquiring curriculum. They create the conditions for learning. Why People Skills are becoming more valuable … Continue reading

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The Secret to a Meaningful Life…Study of Introverts vs. Extraverts

I am intrigued by Little’s notion that a personality trait does not have to dictate what personal projects one takes on. I even think the notion of a personal project is foreign to many of us. This concept of what … Continue reading

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Raising Caring Kids… Harvard’s “Making Caring Common Initiative

As we try and model empathy and compassion for our students and children, we are faced with the task of working against a lot of what they are seeing and hearing in the popular culture, and even in the news … Continue reading

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Harvard Business Review: Why Diverse Groups Feel uncomfortable and perform better…

Why Diverse Teams Perform Better… This is a food for thought as we navigate our ever increasingly diverse world and create leadership for the 21st Century.        

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Teaching children NOT to hate when there is so much hate in this election cycle…

Lots to digest here as we navigate this election. Our middle schoolers were assigned the debate as homework, and I felt I needed to watch and be familiar with the content. I found it hard to watch. I look forward … Continue reading

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