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How Can We Turn Our Back?

I was more than deeply disturbed at the story that surfaced months ago about Phoebe Prince, 15, who committed suicide in January due to bullying of epic proportions. Maybe heartbroken, stomach wrenching, sad, horrified that anything could come to this… maybe these feelings more closely approximate my reactions. Yet even these words belie the feelings […]

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Creating a Culture of Caring

Creating a culture of caring is no small task. It takes intention, involvement and attention to detail. It takes commitment and willingness to take risks. You have to be willing to assert yourself, listen to your stakeholders, make mistakes, assess those mistakes and course correct. It’s like climbing a mountain. When you looking up at […]

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Bullying on the Campus

Community is everything. The bullying events that hit the news and glare in our headlines are the tip of the iceberg. For every story we hear, there are a thousand that we don’t. But they have one thing in common; at their very core is a lack of community. As educators, we may think we’re doing […]

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Transforming Education

Tom Peters wrote a post that led to an article in the New York Times on making college more relevant.  The article details 10 new degrees that are being offered at University level, none of which existed three or even two years ago. Some of these new degrees were: Learning to Listen – Narrative medicine […]

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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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Relationship is Everything!

The #1 law in the universe is: RELATIONSHIP IS EVERYTHING! And the AU tour has been no different. Day after day Lynne and I have had beautiful connections with delightful people from various backgrounds. It’s amazing to engage with 50 or 60 individuals all with an incredible history that they bring with them. Each person […]

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Australian Tour

It’s been a fabulous 2 weeks so far. Lynne and I have visited Sacred Hearts School where principal Erin MacDonald brought 3 schools together for a wonderful full day program. Over sixty people attended and we had a magical day full of activities, discussion and exchange. Our Aloha goes out to Erin for all that […]

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The 8th and 9th ‘P’

Lynne and I joined Lovell and Rolinda Harris for lunch at Kincaids in Honolulu on Sunday. Lovell and Rolinda were among the first students in our Academy Elan Training program and Lovell went on to mentor under me for nearly ten years. Lovell is one of the finest drug and alcohol counselors in the nation […]

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