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Initiative Fatigue

May 12, 2017

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So Exhausted - One More Thing?

“Really?!? Another thing? We are barely started with the last thing and the thing before that.  I can’t even remember the main focus of the thing from last month.  Is this one going to stick or is it going to be soon forgotten like last year’s thing?  How can we have 50 things that we […]

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In case of emergency

April 28, 2017

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I reviewed a few different emergency scenarios this week and talked with a group of educators about what we should do in different situations.  One of the scenarios dealt with a shooting and the other with a student leaving campus during the school day and dying in a car accident.  These are horrific situations. Here’s […]

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Confidentiality

April 27, 2017

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I talked with a group of teachers about two tough confidentiality issues this week.  One involved a teacher who shared a story with her neighbor about a rough student.  She included names and identifying details.  The neighbor then shared the story on Facebook.  It quickly turned into quite a disaster.  The other issue involved an […]

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Relationships Matter

April 26, 2017

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As part of the administrative credential program that I have been working my way through for several months, we’ve had the opportunity to read several case studies and scenarios dealing with students, staff, and parents.  What’s interesting about these scenarios is the massive range of situations that you could potentially find yourself in as a […]

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Racial Bias in Parent Communication

March 20, 2017

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Racial Bias

Several months ago I completed a quick online test from Project Complicit that was designed to measure implicit stereotyping and biases. The process was really thought provoking and it lead to several good conversations with colleagues about how we interact with students.  One thing that I hadn’t considered at the time was how dramatically an educator’s […]

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