Professional Development for Teachers and Administrators

Finally, an explanation of Why.

We are currently in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and as lifelong learners committed to postponing dementia for a few more years, we are taking Spanish lessons at Warren Hardy’s Escuela at # 6 San Rafael.  It’s a great neighborhood although we are camped about 2 miles north in the country.Warren offered a lecture this

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PUT YOUR MONEY ON THE KIDS!

–> Schools, organizations, kids and the future    When schools began to be compulsory, the model was, following the industrial revolution, to make little workers of the students.  Like their fathers, and later their mothers during wartime especially, in the factories, they were to follow instructions, work diligently at whatever was assigned as their task –

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CONSCIOUS AND INTENTIONAL

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a short piece about shifting paradigms and changing a culture.  This week I had the opportunity to visit an organization that, three years ago, made a commitment to do exactly that.  They engaged with a major university that had a well-researched design component that, if implemented, would significantly

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Learning from Choice and Consequence

Some years ago I learned that over 85% of adolescents believe that consequences can only be negative, undesirable and to be avoided.  When I explained that it’s possible to have a good consequence the kids thought that was an oxymoron or a contradiction of terms.  I said that consequence is synonymous with result and that

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SEMINARS COMING AHEAD

Join a small group of colleagues in a fabulous setting for a unique experience!“Leading is building collaborative energy, listening, asking questions, discerning and helping a group move forward with a purposeful, shared vision.”  GRGNovember 13-16: Deciding to Lead: The Art and Experience of Leadership,  JUST CONCLUDED! – 30 participants from all over the U.S. – 

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