Monthly Archives: September 2014

Free Range Kids

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. ~Fred Rogers Many of us remember hearing our mother yell, “Be home

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What Makes A Great Year?

You don’t know what you’re going to fall in love with until you’re exposed to it. ~Bill Cosby The floors are waxed and the pencils are sharpened.  The teachers have completed their professional development on new curriculum and the year

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The State of Trust

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. ~Stephen Covey I recently heard a statistic that made me cringe.  The reporter stated that only one-third of

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Success/Failure and Perspective

As a school administrator I often spend a great deal of time touting our students’ success.  We love to talk about our test scores and student achievement or to extol the challenging nature of our curriculum.  I agree that these

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