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How Do You Define Success?

The dictionary says that success is defined as “the attainment of popularity or profit,” or “a person that achieves desired aims or prosperity.” That may be the world’s definition of success, but I define success as a measurement of the heart that only the heart can know. In other words even if the world says […]

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Connect and Communicate!

Relationship is everything for all human beings and students are no different. Students need to feel connected to the adults in their school. They need to feel connected to you! Their relationship with you is the most important school relationship they can form. It is your individual relationship with each student that will strengthen them to […]

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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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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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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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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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A Simple Gesture of Respect

Recently I read an article that touched my heart. It was about a simple gesture of respect that turned a potential insurrection into a peaceful withdrawal. It served to remind me that respect in all stations of life comes in many forms. It does not require the same language nor the same cultural background. What […]

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Right Vs Wrong in Leadership

This unspoken ancient code of right Vs wrong also wreaks havoc in leadership positions. When ego positioning occurs in an organization or department, it is sure to tear at the fabric of mutual respect and collaboration. Research shows that the most successful organizations are those that build a culture of ‘constructive conflict’. This takes a […]

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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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