November 21 , 2019 /

A HARSH COLLISION WITH REALITY

I saw this phrase recently which struck me at the time and then stayed with me. That caused me to think more about it, so here a few of those thoughts: “… a harsh collision with reality.”   I wondered how we can see things as they are without altering the perception according to ill-informed opinions

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November 18 , 2019 /

TWENTY-FOUR SEVEN

Seven days, twenty-four hours. That is 168 hours.  That’s what each of us has every week to use as we choose, and for many, there are others who have provided a “schedule” already filled in, at least partially. When I accepted a one-year contract to be head/CEO of a school in a year of leadership

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November 10 , 2019 /

REGARDING INSPIRATION

I was “inspired” by a Sunday morning #SpiritChat on Twitter (October 6, 2019), “The Transformative Energy of Words.”  When the chat ended, this idea for a blog popped into my mind. Of all the topics that have been the focus of these chats for the past several years, few have resonated with me more than

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November 2 , 2019 /

TAKING A WRONG TURN

Missing the exit, the one indicated by the GPS, we waited for the recalculation.  There is so much in that short sentence that applies to the rest of life, I thought of just stopping with that, enough for now. The heavy traffic was proceeding both fast and slow in unfamiliar territory, a multitude of expressways,

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October 25 , 2019 /

TEN IMPORTANT LESSONS FOR EDUCATORS

Reflecting on a long and continuing career as a professional educator, here are 10 lessons I consider among those that are important.  Understanding this part of the definition of “important” may help: “likely to have a profound effect on success, survival, or well-being.” This doesn’t mean there aren’t more lessons.  These are some of mine,

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October 19 , 2019 /

SEVEN BENEFITS OF LETTING GO

Much is said about letting go of a burden in order to lighten our load or letting go of an older, outmoded practice or habit in order to embrace a new and better one.  Letting go is not as easy as it sounds, because we may have become attached to what we believe is the

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