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Women in Leadership Program

One of my great joys is teaching leadership skills. During the past 2-3 years on my Australian Tours I have had the chance to teach a truly special program.  My Women in Leadership program is a 3-Day event.  I have had such great fun and enjoyment during these sessions. The program runs again in 2010.  […]

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Great E-Learning Tool!

I was recently reading Jane’s eLearning Pick of the Day blog and she highlighted a hot e-learning tool for the classroom, Sketchpad.  It got me thinking about how to use computers with the development of emotional and social literacy in our students. I wanted to explictly demonstrate how you can use technology to increase social […]

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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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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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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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Let’s Rethink Our Thinking About Thinking!

During my work in corporations and in the classroom. I have come to equate IQ or Intellectual Quotient as a relic of some past era.  IQ testing was traditionally used to separate people into groups for the benefit of the tester.  As an example the US Military in the early 1900’s used mass IQ testing […]

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Expansion in a Time of Contraction

 Lynne and I had a wonderful meeting with Patricia Hao, the Director of HR and Jennifer Sims, the training manager at Hawaii State Federal Credit Union in Honolulu this morning. I have been doing consulting and training with HSFCU for 31/2 years now and we met to schedule the Train the Trainer program for 2009. […]

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