Education and the Economy – Locally and Globally

Recently, I had the fortunate opportunity to attend the Bright Minds Foundation luncheon and enjoy three dynamic speakers. The Bright ...
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Connecting Personally with Students

Today, the StoryStrong team had our first opportunity to reflect and debrief with one of our pilot teachers. The teacher ...
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Social Media’s Impact on Communication

Today on Twitter, I came across an infographic developed and presented by PR Daily titled: How to reach each generation ...
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Is Having a Teacher Who Likes Them Important to Students? I asked them.

Last month, I had the opportunity to listen to Brandon Busteed, Gallup's Executive Director of Education & Workforce Development. (The ...
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Straight Talk Your Way Into Leadership – Spin Your Way Out

In Stephen M.R. Covey’s book The Speed of Trust, he talks about “Straight Talk” as one of the 13 Character ...
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Increasing Effort for Higher Achievement – as told by students

As part of the initiative to redefine “College and Career Ready,” I had an opportunity to visit with about thirty-five ...
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The Trust Equation – and how to get it wrong

In Stephen M.R. Covey’s book, The Speed of Trust, Covey defines trust this way: Trust is a function of two ...
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Allowing Children to Fall Forward

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a business leader in Howard County about the preparation of youth for the ...
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Are Soft Skills > Academic Achievement???

The past two days, I have welcomed leaders from our county’s business community into our television studio to talk about ...
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Preparing Students for a World That’s Out of Their Control

I recently began reading Amy Fast’s book, It’s the Mission, Not the Mandates. It is a book that has already ...
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