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6. The Problem with "I Already Do That."

The Problem With "I Already Do That"

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post There were times that I didn't fully engage, but I always tried to take away something. At other times, I heard ideas being expressed that were very familiar. Some of the themes in education remain the same.
7. Culture of Compliance or Culture of Character?

Culture of Compliance or Culture of Character?

Schools can be extremely orderly and run with precision and under the surface have a character deficit. I'm all for discipline, but I want to see that students are taking ownership for their behavior and can self-manage in positive ways. I want to see students empowered to do good and make a difference in the world.
8. What Is Empathy? And Why Is It So Important?

What Is Empathy? And Why Is It So Important?

I have to admit, sometimes I struggle to understand another person's experience. It seems so obvious to me how Someone else's experience is different from mine. It seems obvious doesn't it? But I think it's one of the most important things to come to terms with in developing empathy.
9. Do You Want Your Child to Grow or Do You Want Him to Be Comfortable?

Do You Want Your Child to Grow or Do You Want Him to Be Comfortable?

We have a basic speech class that we require just about every student in our school to take. It's not a graduation requirement, but our counselors include this semester class for all sophomores unless there is some compelling reason they just can't fit it into their schedule.
10. 7 Tips for Difficult Conversations with Students

7 Tips for Difficult Conversations with Students

These tips are actually true for conversations with just about anyone, not only students. Too often I think we avoid having a difficult conversation about a topic because we aren't sure how it will go. We aren't sure if it will be productive, so we just remain silent.

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