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Servant Leadership is More Than an Overused “Feel Good”

The happiest leaders, whether leading a classroom, a school or a system are servant leaders. This term is far more than an overused “feel good.” It is easy to be a boss that gives out orders and then evaluates. No joy, but fairly easy. It is easy to be the person who is like the “errand…
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Critical Thinking for Parents and Teachers

The human brain works more efficiently when current thoughts can be filed or connected to a well-established, more permanent structure. One problem of the current education system is the lack of said structure for students to connect surface learning to deeper learning, which allows transfer learning to occur. John Hattie’s learning triangle is a fantastic example of…
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Scheduling Adjustments

Over the years I have witnessed many different scheduling changes. Most did not seem worth the effort, but there have been four that continue to impress me over the years. I believe you will find these scheduling structures helpful regardless of whether you work in an elementary, middle or high school. Maybe you won’t implement…
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Education’s Invisible Problem

Education’s Invisible Problem By Lee Jenkins, Ph.D. One afternoon while sitting on my back patio in Scottsdale, Arizona, my eyes caught a beautiful, green hummingbird flitting quickly between my desert blooms. Intrigued, I grabbed my camera and snapped a picture as the hummingbird took a break resting on an ocotillo. Later, while I was studying…
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A Week Consulting on an Island I Had Never Heard Of

When I arrived on Kwajalein Island I was issued a key to a dorm room, a meal ticket, a badge and a bicycle. For one week, travel was by bike only. This is me with my bike and backpack for my computer. When you look up Kwajalein on the internet you will see information on…
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