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Why Attend a Women in Education Leadership Workshop?

Do you need new strategies to keep up your energy and passion for the complex job of leading schools?  Are you looking for new tools to help groups with diverse…
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Join Us for the In-Person Balance and Belonging Event: London, June 16-17

The international type community thrived throughout the COVID-19 pandemic bymaking the most of virtual round-the-world conferences and seminars. Now we’re adding in-person sessions that include experiences which simply can’t be…
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Why 9 Top 2022 Reads?

Why a list of 9? As I starred titles amongst the 130 books I read or listened to in 2022, nine, not five or ten, struck me as worthy of…
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FREE Webinar for Educator Bandwidth Launch

The launch of my newest book Educator Bandwidth: How to Reclaim Your Energy, Passion, and Time, begins with a free webinar sponsored by the publisher ASCD on Tuesday, July 12,…
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Protecting Teachers’ “Bandwidth”

In our article in the Summer 2022 issue of Educational Leadership, my colleague Ann C. Holm and I outline steps schools can take to better protect teachers’ “bandwidth” and sense of efficacy. Schools’ ability to do…
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Doable Differentiation Workshop in Minnesota

When groups do this exercise, EVERY item is rated “best” and “worst” by someone. Join me at Learning Forward Minnesota on June 15 for Doable Differentiation–teaching around, not to–cognitive processes…
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Typing from Afar

Name a movie or TV show and somewhere on the internet you can find someone’s blog, “The MBTI Types of the Characters of…” Name a well-known personality and chances are,…
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Holistic School Leadership–Illinois Oct 5

I just learned that there are still a few tickets left for my workshop Holistic Leadership: Everyone Leading From Their Strengths on October 5, just outside of Chicago. Why attend? You receive a…
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If Learning Styles are “Out,” What’s “In” for Differentiated Instruction?

Recently, Bryan Goodwyn wrote an article on zombie education ideas that need to go six feet under for good. And, he rightly included teaching to visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learning styles, or…
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What is STEAM2? Differentiation for the Whole Child

“She made me do the green packet. No teacher should make a student do the green packet if she wants to do the yellow one. I don’t care if it…
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Homework Magic

The ideas I penned in this blog back in 2017 are now part of my book Doable Differentiation. Yes, I finished that novel, and yes the same strategies work to motivate students…
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Is Your Staff Resisting Yoga?

Self-care is a deservedly hot topic, especially among our teachers, health professionals, and other frontline workers. Yet I’m hearing from school leaders all over the country that they’re getting push-back…
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How’s Your Holiday Bandwidth?

What’s your best guess? Will you… Glide through the holidays with tidings of comfort and joy? March through the holidays, bearing gifts and traveling afar? Muddle through the holidays, trying…
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Will You Grow from Holiday Stress?

Stress Truth #1:Stress is inevitable; the only way to avoid it is to have no goals and no relationships.Stress Truth #2:Stress only harms you if you think it will harm…
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What Are Your Creative Questions?

An off-the-cuff math question, “How much do you suppose they’re making off this ridiculous spectacle?”  turned an excruciatingly dull evening into a creative endeavor. Yep, a math question. The other chaperones and…
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How About a Bill of Responsibilities?

 “Your rights stop where your siblings’ rights start!” That was one of the dad-isms I grew up with as my parents guided my four brothers and me in sharing rooms,…
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Research and Data? Teacher Wisdom? Yes, and…!

In Braiding Sweetgrass (2020), author and professor Robin Wall Kimmerer describe one of her students’ graduate thesis projects. The student was familiar with a disagreement in traditional knowledge about the most…
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Doable Differentiation Workshop in Minnesota

When groups do this exercise, EVERY item is rated “best” and “worst” by someone. Join me at Learning Forward Minnesota on June 15 for Doable Differentiation–teaching around, not to–cognitive processes…
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Protecting Teachers’ “Bandwidth”

In our article in the Summer 2022 issue of Educational Leadership, my colleague Ann C. Holm and I outline steps schools can take to better protect teachers’ “bandwidth” and sense of efficacy. Schools’ ability to do…
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FREE Webinar for Educator Bandwidth Launch

The launch of my newest book Educator Bandwidth: How to Reclaim Your Energy, Passion, and Time, begins with a free webinar sponsored by the publisher ASCD on Tuesday, July 12,…
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Why 9 Top 2022 Reads?

Why a list of 9? As I starred titles amongst the 130 books I read or listened to in 2022, nine, not five or ten, struck me as worthy of…
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Join Us for the In-Person Balance and Belonging Event: London, June 16-17

The international type community thrived throughout the COVID-19 pandemic bymaking the most of virtual round-the-world conferences and seminars. Now we’re adding in-person sessions that include experiences which simply can’t be…
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Why Attend a Women in Education Leadership Workshop?

Do you need new strategies to keep up your energy and passion for the complex job of leading schools?  Are you looking for new tools to help groups with diverse…