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I truly feel inspired and empowered

First of all can I thank you once again for the wonderful first two days of the Women in Leadership course. I truly feel inspired and empowered to take on more leadership responsibilities and look forward to a new journey in my career. I came back to school full of praise for your wonderful presentation and spoke to my principal about […]

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Front Line Report: Stop Bullying Now!

For those of you who know my work, you are probably aware that I work in the corporate sector. Many years ago the parents in these organizations began asking me to train their children. As a result, my business partner, Lynne Truair and I formed a non-profit company called World Youth Network International (WYN). I […]

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What Do Your Students Want From You?

Hopefully in your personal life you have worked out what you want from your partner, family or friends.  I am sure you have worked out what you want from your manager or the school you work at.  Have you ever taken the time to ask your students what they want? I have a wonderful exercise […]

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Bureaucracy Can Make Us Crazy!

A few months back I wrote my manifesto about National Testing, if you haven’t read the paper you can get it here.  At the time of writing that paper I was focused on the impact that national tests have on students and how we might be measuring only a little bit of student ability or […]

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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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If IQ Wasn’t the Determining Factor

Here is the question for today – If IQ is the determining factor to success as governments around the world keep telling us with their standardised tests, then why are the senior corporate ranks around the world dominated by men? Study after study of education systems show us that girls perform better than boys.  The […]

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Theory to Reality

I have advocated for a long time that we can teach students Emotional and Social Literacy skills.  At Farrington High School on Hawaii I actually did an activity with some students teaching them about perseverance when working towards long term goals. The Grid is my classroom activity to have students experience the challenges inherent in […]

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What is SQ?

Given the latest research on the affect that human beings have on each other, SQ may be one of the most important components of student as well as leadership success. SQ is really the quality of our social intelligence. It is how we connect with and relate to others. It is how we invest in, […]

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