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The nature of my job puts me in a very interesting position. Being in four buildings a day, nine buildings a week, 23 different schools in my career … I’ve seen a lot of different approaches to education. And I’m fascinated by it, as is my … more
I was envisioning a visioning session when my word for 2017 became clear. You may know that I eschew New Year's resolutions, favoring instead a word I choose (or, as I keep finding out, it chooses … more
The nature of my job puts me in a very interesting position. Being in four buildings a day, nine buildings a week, 23 different schools in my career ... I've seen a lot of different approaches to … more
'Tis the Season, no? Season of what? you may ask. Season of apostrophed words ('Twas the Night...)? Season of Joy (as long as you stay far away from malls)? Season of Miracles (if you believe Hans … more
What do you wear when you’re going to meet one of your heroes? You don’t want to overdress and look like you’re trying too hard, but you also don’t want to look sloppy. Wearing that person’s T-shirt can seem a little on the nose, but you still want them to know you’re a fan. more
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about leadership and put forward the idea that recognizing leadership is about finding the person who sees what needs to be done, and who then does it. But, then I realized that maybe that’s a little too esoteric a … more
Many people say they grew up in a musical family, but I almost always get a few raised eyebrows when I tell people I literally grew up in a record store. My mother owned Wheat Ridge’s Budget Tapes and CDs for more than 20 years, and I’d often … more
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about leadership and put forward the idea that recognizing leadership is about finding the person who sees what needs to be done, and who then does it. But, then I … more
As I write this, the election is fewer than 100 hours away. As you read this, the results are known. And no matter what the outcome is, I’m changing my word for the year to “exhale.” Let me explain. Instead of making New Year’s … more
Adult 1: Have you ever heard of a “rubric”? Adult 2: Sure. 1: You have? 2. Of course. It’s those goofy cubes with all the colored squares. 1. No, no—that’s “Rubik,” as in, “Rubik’s Cube.” 2: Oh. Okay. 1. So, … more
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