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#919 – Leaders Notice the Little Things

It doesn’t have to be much, but have you ever noticed that a small compliment can go a long way.  Someone makes a change in their appearance and you notice..there is better organization and you notice…a new introduction is made … Continue reading

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Elvis and Leadership…too many “Yes” men

This is a repost of August 16, 2011…as an Elvis fan, this is my leadership thought on this special anniversary day. Today is a special day…it comes around every year and thousands of people, dare I say millions of people … Continue reading

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#951 – Leaders Need to Dream

Every time I make a trip to Washington, D.C., a journey to the Lincoln Memorial is on the agenda. I’ll climb the steps and go over to the great statue of President Lincoln and give thanks. I’ll give thanks for … Continue reading

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A Bad Way to Start a New School?

For anyone who pays attention to the education debate, you probably hear the overwhelming issue in most every one of the conversations is money…that’s the issue…there’s not enough money (btw, there’s plenty of money in education).  The complaint is, there … Continue reading

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Are You Open to Disruption?

“What we need are more computers in the classroom…that will solve our problems with education!”  Do you remember hearing that type of phrase ad nauseum in the mid to late ’90’s and then early into this past decade.  More computers…that … Continue reading

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Honk if I need an Education!!

The story has been out for awhile so I’m sure you’ve seen it somewhere.  Here is a brief re-cap: “Ronda Holder from southwest Florida forced her 15-year-old son to wear a sign saying “Honk if I need an education” while … Continue reading

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What’s the Real State of Education?

The screaming and yelling has settled down in Wisconsin, but the noise has just moved on to other states (Michigan, Maryland).  Unions and public employees concerned about wages, benefits and collective bargaining.  I get it!!  We all do!!  I’m not … Continue reading

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The Real Role of the Teacher

“Building a boy or girl is far easier than mending a man or woman“ Dr. Bob Sornson With all of the discussion surrounding the issues happening in states like Wisconsin and New Jersey, the focus seems to be taken away … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart’s Take on Teachers

Now, let’s be clear, Edward R. Murrow he is not, but Jon Stewart has become for certain generations, one of the leaders in “real journalism.”  Take this clip from his February 28th show entitled  “A Message to Teachers.”  It’s satire … Continue reading

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Math and Science…again!!

More information continues to come out about Math and Science performance of students in the United States. Will this ever get any better and how can it get better?  Take a look at the report.

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