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Let’s Stop Bullying!

My deepest apologies to all of you parents and teachers who were with me for those two wonderful evening events in Melbourne. That you all came out to discuss the issues we are addressing for your children and for the three schools involved was inspiring. Parents are often tired after a full day of work […]

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High Performance Results

W. Edward Deming was the creator of TQM (Total Quality Management).He was also responsible for raising Japan out of the dust after WWII. The Deming Quality Award is the second highest award in all of Japan – second only to the Emperor’s Award. I loved W. Edward Deming and had the opportunity to spend 4 days […]

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The 3-6-9 Rule

For the last 30 years I have been saying that Relationship is Everything! Today there is a growing body of evidence that supports the notion that student engagement begins with relationships. Students need to feel connected to the adults in their school environment.  The more connected they feel the greater the positive impact this has on […]

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The Gang of Five Responds!

The Illustrious Gang of 5 found me… How cool is this hyper-connected and wonderful world that I can think out loud on a blog and straight away the beautiful Donna and Antonella send me an email. So here’s the scoop. These five ladies are from the St. Paul Apostle North School Endeavor Hills in Victoria […]

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What is the Impact of our Curriculum?

In all my years working in organizational development I have been results-oriented. I believe in results and outcomes. I understand results come from action and focus. I think in terms of focus, then action and finally the results. So if I turn my attention onto the education of students, I see that schools focus primarily […]

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How Can We Turn Our Back?

I was more than deeply disturbed at the story that surfaced months ago about Phoebe Prince, 15, who committed suicide in January due to bullying of epic proportions. Maybe heartbroken, stomach wrenching, sad, horrified that anything could come to this… maybe these feelings more closely approximate my reactions. Yet even these words belie the feelings […]

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