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 Power of Audience

I love YouTube. I bet you do too. I love being able to learn what I want to learn, when I want to learn and actually getting to see someone teaching the skill (instead of just having to read about it). So why are so many teachers (and parents) reluctant to let children spend time…

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Making Time to Create

“I’m not creative.” I say (and hear) this much too often. And when I do, my creative friends cringe because they view creativity as a skill you can cultivate and learn (not something you’re born with). They are frustrated with my fixed mindset about creativity. Unfortunately, after several years of facilitating parent, teacher and student workshops about creativity,…

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Going 1:1: Top 5 Insights from ASB Unplugged

Cross-posted on the TL Advisors Blog Last week I was extremely fortunate to attend the ASB Unplugged Conference in Mumbai, India at the American School of Bombay, with my lovely colleagues, Chrissy Hellyer, Heather Vlach, Dana Watts and Jean Williams. Not only was Mumbai absolutely amazing in every way, but the conference was a treasure-trove…

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Learning Japanese

Over the past few weeks I’ve been doing my best to get a head start on learning some Japanese for our upcoming move. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t really get started quite so early (after all, we’re not moving until August), but I am a little bit nervous about not being able to read anything in Japanese…

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