Loneliness – Our Nation’s Number One Health Crisis

Perhaps our most fundamental need as human persons is our need for relationship (read Deci & Maslow) - our desire to be connected to others and to love and be loved.  I wonder how dire the consequences when this need is not fulfilled. Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek...

Negativity Sticks

Negativity Sticks Is it true that we have a predilection for the negative?  Are we more drawn to the negative than the positive?  Are we drawn to the negative about our students, colleagues, parents, friends & family, and even ourselves?  Do we have a problem seeking...

Listening

Listening “Everything that needs to be said has already been said.  But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”                                                                                                                                         ...

Your Biggest Critic

Your Biggest Critic In the field of education and probably in almost any field, you will face a fair amount of criticism – from parents, teachers, administrators and students.  But my guess is that your biggest critic is yourself.  Yet self-criticism is good, isn’t...

SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE July 19, 2018 Root-Ed at the Webb Conference for Educational Leaders

The Learning Style Myth

The Learning Styles Myth Do students learn better when the instruction they receive is tailored to their specific learning style - such as visual, auditory, verbal or kinesthetic?  According to Adam Grant (NY Times best selling author, Wharton Professor &...

You Teach Who You Are!

"You teach who you are."     -Parker Palmer Certainly a teacher's knowledge of their subject (What they teach) and of their teaching strategies (How they teach) are very important.  But Palmer makes the point (The Courage To Teach) that teaching emerges from what's...

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