January 20 , 2019 /

TEACHING OLDER DOG

We can all look back and remember a teacher or two who made a difference in our lives.  I’ve used that exercise when working with groups of teachers in a professional development setting. However, this is not about looking back, but rather the present and looking ahead. I have two teachers currently in Mexico.  One

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January 16 , 2019 /

BACKWARDS BICYCLE

First, watch this 8 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0 What this illustrates about people and organizations, such as schools, is how challenging it is to take on something entirely new and different.  Rewiring our brains in order to think and do different is not as easy as we might think.  Letting go of what we know and

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January 6 , 2019 /

BEHAVIORAL ADJUSTMENTS

This is a recycled post from a year ago and I trust it still resonates with purpose and meaning.  Slightly revised, here it is for your consideration.  Many people seek to make adjustments in a new year and I consider these well worth the investment. Whether at work, at home or out in public, here

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December 28 , 2018 /

END & BEYOND

In Central Switzerland there is a trail that leads to the “End of the World” – the place where the Horbis valley suddenly comes to an end.  The trail starts at Engelberg railway station and leads down to the end of Dorfstrasse. There, by the Abbey chapel, you follow the steps up to the road,

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November 13 , 2018 /

AN AHA MOMENT

I sometimes have thoughts swirling around in my head and I can’t quite get them clearly into focus. I don’t think it’s early (?) onset of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, at least not yet, but those are indeed serious conditions to be taken seriously.   You may have had a similar experience.  Those thoughts might come

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November 4 , 2018 /

HATE VS INDIFFERENCE

“The opposite of love is not hate,  it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.  And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”   Elie Wiesel Opposites may not be what we first think.  In other words what appears as obvious may

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