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Why Intervention?

Why do we have so many intervention programs cropping up around the globe? Including the one I deliver. Intervention on rumors… intervention on isolation and bullying… intervention on taunting… intervention on internet harassment… intervention on ‘sexting’… Why are our students so dissatisfied that they are taking out their angst on other students? I believe it […]

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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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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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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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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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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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