December 10 , 2015 /

A NEW SCHOOL MODEL: The Teaching Hospital

I am indebted to the Knight Foundation and Eric Newton for their presentation in November, 2013, to a group of Dutch journalists in Amsterdam.  The content regarding K-12 schools is mine and I take responsibility for any mistakes, misunderstanding or errors in laying out a design for these kinds of schools*   Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D. 

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November 6 , 2015 /

TEN LESSONS LEARNED IN A 50-YEAR CAREER

Keep learning alive – Commit to becoming a life-long learner and whether or not you are an early adopter, consider how the world has changed and you along with it. If you are not growing and changing you are falling behind because to stand still is to lose ground. You can participate in learning challenges

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October 26 , 2015 /

FEAR, FAITH and SPIRIT

  The thoughts below come from the notion of fear and faith being perfectly correlated, inversely.  The more you have of one, the less you have of the other. Paralyzed by FEAR Fear of admitting failure or of having made a mistake Fear of losing what is most important Fear of what others think or

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October 18 , 2015 /

Personal Power, Influence and Changing the Status Quo

  In most organizations there is a prevailing culture that is either receptive to creative change or resistant to it.  As someone who might wish to influence change that you believe would improve the overall performance and position of your organization, it might help you to know how best to do that.   Everyone has qualities

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October 12 , 2015 /

RETIREMENT, REFLECTION, RENEWAL

About 6 years ago I wrote my “official” letter of retirement after 12 years of working in association with a fine and well-educated group of professional colleagues.  I had the liberty and benefit of a “home office” in northern New Mexico during that time although that required a fair amount of travel.  It’s the old

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October 5 , 2015 /

WALKING INTO THE WOODS, INTO THE HILLS

Like Thoreau and Bill Bryson, I took myself into the woods today, mostly for a walk up and down the hills, for the clear, cool air, the views of the distant mountains and landscapes.  There is nothing quite like a walk among the trees, the juniper, piñon, aspen and ponderosas around here. They seem like

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