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A Must See – Joel Burns on Bullying

I am currently working in two >schools with anti-bullying programs. And I have just received a call to speak on bullying and cyber-bullying in the schools on a radio broadcast. I have been working in schools with my anti-bullying program for over 10 years now. And I recently wrote a post entitled, How Many – […]

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August in Australia

I was reflecting about 5 days ago as I kicked back and relaxed on my flight from Canberra back to Melbourne. For 9 years Lynne and I have been coming to Australia, yet this tour has been one of the most amazing and exhilarating ever. Relationships are everything! It is what invigorates me and brings joy […]

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Storyboard Template

For many years now I have been using Storyboards in my training sessions. Lots of people have asked for the template to use in your classroom, so here is it These are the instructions on how to use them Storyboard Uses This is the template that is good for Middle and High School students to […]

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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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Congratulations HSFCU!

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union was voted one of the top 10 companies to work for in Hawaii. Yea and Congratulations… what an honor! As schools and organizations take on the goal of transformation it is wonderful to learn of organizations who have gone through the process of change and renewal. Organizational transformation is based on […]

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What is the Impact of our Curriculum?

In all my years working in organizational development I have been results-oriented. I believe in results and outcomes. I understand results come from action and focus. I think in terms of focus, then action and finally the results. So if I turn my attention onto the education of students, I see that schools focus primarily […]

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National tests – Yes, No or Maybe?

I have been toiling away as a blogger for 18 months now, I hope you feel I am starting to understand this new medium.  My decision to begin a blog was to continue a conversation. For 30+ years I have worked across classrooms, schools, districts, education department central offices, chains of stores, multinational conglomerates and […]

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