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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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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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IQ, EQ, SQ: What is it?

Schools all over the world measure IQ. They have forever, and they probably always will. As a teacher I did. But in my classroom I always struggled with IQ as being the determining factor of educational outcomes. Human beings are more than IQ. Success, satisfaction and happiness is not purely a function of intellect. A […]

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The Creative Edge

Today more than ever before we need the creative ideas and efforts of everyone on the team. We don’t need a team of 30 people with only 1, 2 or 3 contributors. Creativity and innovation do not spring eternal from the heart of organizations. When we do see creative and innovative endeavors springing forth from […]

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Thoughts ‘R’ Things

Just because we don’t see our thoughts, doesn’t mean they aren’t real. As we discussed in the last post, some of the most powerful light waves are not visible to the human eye. Thoughts fly out from our minds in the same way that sound travels out from its source. And, the more emotion you […]

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Thoughts Are Things

I was doing some private coaching with members of Character Builders a team from Ohio last week and we got into a conversation on how we make a difference to the team. Whether we are at home or on the job, we carry our energy wherever we go. Further, our thoughts go with us and […]

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