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What’s Growth Mindset?

October 3, 2016

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“If you started at a school where the teachers were not familiar with the concept of a ‘growth mindset’ how would you introduce the concept?” Someone posed this question to group of educators I’m part of. Growth mindset has been a hot topic in education recently. The concept is simple but profound. People with a […]

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Get Better

September 25, 2016

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According to Steven Covey, the primary thing that separates great leaders from good leaders is simply “being an individual who can be trusted.” After making this claim, Covey lists and explains 13 behaviors that characterize a leader who can be trusted. When I talked through these high trust behaviors with a group of colleagues this […]

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Swimmers, you’re being watched

July 21, 2015

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Swimmers, you’re being watched

My two oldest kids swim for the Loomis Basin Dolphins.  Since I wasn’t a swimmer growing up it has taken me a while to learn the ins and outs of how this whole swim team thing works.  It’s a whole different culture with its own unique language and norms.  This year though. I’m fully in. […]

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Things I learned at local high school film festival

April 28, 2015

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Things I learned at local high school film festival

Sunday was the 2nd annual Northern California Media Educators (NCME) Media and Film Showcase.  It’s an opportunity for media, film, and broadcasting students from the region to submit some of their best work to be judged by industry professionals.  Five of my students and I made our way to San Juan High School for the showcase and […]

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I beat him again – but not really

December 8, 2014

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I beat him again – but not really

Yesterday was my 10th year in a row running the California International Marathon.  It runs from Folsom through 6 different cities on its way to the steps of the Capitol Building in Sacramento.  In previous years, there’s been major rain or freezing winds, but yesterday’s weather was perfect – high 40s at the start and […]

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