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Significance Update

Please understand the plight of the writer! Sometimes I’m working on an idea or thought and I put it out before it ‘falls into place’ exactly as intended. So it was with this quote. I got up this morning and suddenly it spilled forth with the final quote that I had been wrestling to release […]

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Happy Holidays

On Thanksgiving Day I always write a list of 50-100 things I’m thankful for. The first thing on my list this year was the fact that my mother is still living. She is 92 and doing very well. Her mind is clear and she is still active and I am so grateful for that! So […]

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Confidence: The Multi-Layered Definition

For a very long time I have advocated the need to teach emotional and social literacy to students.  I have talked about having t0 fragment all human traits into small steps so they are understandable by students in our classrooms and are therefore teachable. In a recent corporate leadership seminar this specific topic of scaffolding […]

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The iPad – Changing the Learning Game

Steven Jobs has changed the landscape one more time (and I’m not talking about the iPhone – that’s one more to his never-ending list)! Could I be more pleased with the iPad? While it’s still missing a few things such as a camera and the ability to see flash video, all in all, it’s hot! […]

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Why Intervention?

Why do we have so many intervention programs cropping up around the globe? Including the one I deliver. Intervention on rumors… intervention on isolation and bullying… intervention on taunting… intervention on internet harassment… intervention on ‘sexting’… Why are our students so dissatisfied that they are taking out their angst on other students? I believe it […]

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Treading on Dreams

This is the second TED talk I have seen by Sir Ken Robinson.  I won’t destroy this brilliant speaker by trying to summarise his points, I will let him speak for himself. Whilst watching Sir Ken I was reminded about one of my early years in the classroom.  I was teaching the 5th Grade at […]

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