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Every Child is Your Own

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend 8 days with Barbara Watterston, the Deputy Executive Director at Centre for Strategic Education, at my home in Hawaii. And we were talking about teachers and education, specifically the child in your classroom. To cut to the chase, we spoke of keeping the perspective of treating every child […]

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Classroom Lesson for Teaching Respect

Now that I have defined Respect and provided the introduction to a classroom discussion let’s put some rubber to the road and build a lesson plan. When teaching values or character skills to young people you need to remind yourself about the comfort zone.  Every individual has a zone of habits where they are comfortable, […]

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Respect in the K-12 Classroom

My recent post about respect in leadership has generated an avalanche of emails on respect in the classroom. So this post is an attempt on how to define Respect for students in the K-12 Classroom. You know that at times it is hard to explain these values and character traits to students. So here goes… […]

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I’m right your wrong!

The most effective Classroom Teachers have cracked the unspoken code of the human condition. This competitive code is – Right Vs Wrong and by the way I’m always RIGHT! As a classroom teacher it is very easy for conflict to arise with students. See if you recognize any of the following scenario: A student disagrees […]

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The Human Side of Enterprise

I just could not let this ‘Kodak moment’ pass me by. Nor could I miss an opportunity to share it with you. This team of trainers has achieved the transformation I spoke of in my last post on Creating a Culture of Caring. They are motivated, inspired and inspiring and they are totally supportive of their partner’s […]

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Creating a Culture of Caring

Creating a culture of caring is no small task. It takes intention, involvement and attention to detail. It takes commitment and willingness to take risks. You have to be willing to assert yourself, listen to your stakeholders, make mistakes, assess those mistakes and course correct. It’s like climbing a mountain. When you looking up at […]

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IQ, EQ, SQ Modelâ„¢

I want to respond to a recurrent question that has been asked of me. It came up again just recently and I realized that I needed to listen, review and respond! The question was this: “Do you really feel that the emotional and social qualities (EQ and SQ) are learn-able?” The recent question was couched […]

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