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Educational Transformation

I wrote this post to frame a Tweetchat on #bealeader, led by @gingerconsult. The chat focused on the need to transform education and how leaders from all walks of life could be involved in that movement. Education Transformed Educational reform, educational transformation, what exactly is the difference? What does it matter? Who should be involved …

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Lessons From an Injured Back

I will be the first to admit that I am not one to slow down or take a break even when injured or sick. I have no patience with my own frailties, yet the first to implore others to rest and heal. Sometimes, my body just forces me to stop ~ a debilitating migraine will shut …

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Beginning at the End

Wyoming Wildfire July 4, 2012 I have written many blog posts over the last three weeks as I have Harleyed along on my grand journey. I could have written 100 posts a day, except of course I was busy enjoying the events as life unfolded before me. One might think that because I had so …

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On Being Inspired

Inspiration. The word itself stems from the Middle English term: ” divine guidance” and means to be mentally stimulated to feel or do something, especially something creative. From where does inspiration come? Does is come from outside of us? Can we only be touched BY something to be inspired? How do people inspire us? I …

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These are my remarks for this group of Eighth Graders as they move to become the freshman class of Colchester High School 2012. Eighth graders, before I give you the final few words, I would like to ask you to do something. Please stand. Turn to face your family and teachers.…

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Graduation Remarks

These are my remarks for this group of Eighth Graders as they move to become the freshman class of Colchester High School 2012. Eighth graders, before I give you the final few words, I would like to ask you to do something. Please stand. Turn to face your family and teachers. These are folks who …

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Beautiful Blogger Award

http://morelikeachild.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/beautiful-blogger-award1.jpg?w=500 Recently I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by Candace Gendron (http://candaceg222), one of my twitter buddies with whom I share several passions: Education, Teaching, Learning, Spirituality, Living in the Moment. We connect regularly in several tweetchats. I appreciate her wisdom and intellect and was very honored to have received this award. In doing …

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BEST PRACTICES?

What is best practice? Being in education, a great deal of attention is paid to “Best Practice.” What I find so intriguing is that “Best Practice” changes. Data-driven instruction is a current “Best Practice.” But what if my data is wrong? There are others, but doesn’t “BEST” imply just one which is THE BEST? Who decides …

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Lost

Lost

It is much easier to get lost in thought than anywhere else; and harder to be found.

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