Dealing with Digital Confrontation

I think students often have adults in their lives who can help them develop understandings about how to make good choices in online spaces, and we’re starting to develop great academic resources for that, but we rarely show them how we respond when something uncomfortable or unpleasant happens to us – especially when it’s our own fault.

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More Alike Than Different

Over the course of this academic year, I have been very fortunate to work with a wide variety of schools – from public schools in the US to private schools in Singapore to international schools all around Asia. In the US, my focus has been with Marysville School District (MSD) about 45 minutes north of Seattle….

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Creating a Breeding Ground for Motivation

As coaches, we are often inspired by our colleagues. We get excited by what they can do with their students, how they approach new ideas in their classrooms, and the amazing learning experiences we can design together. We can also be frustrated, because we can often see what else they could do, “if only they listened…

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The Real Me

Who are you? How, when and where would I get to know who you are? Should I assume that it has to be “in person”? To be honest I kind of hope not, because that really limits the potential of the connections I can make. Recently I had a very interesting (and informally structured) conversation…

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Making Time To Create: Self Challenge #1

I had these grand plans for this year of self-employment. I was going to write a book, take up all sorts of hobbies, spend tons of time outside, catch up on my long to do list of items that are not so urgent, but I really should do them. Buuuut, after almost one whole academic…

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