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  • Blog: Do You Know Your Values?

    Blog: Do You Know Your Values?

    Your Big Rocks indisputably flow from your values – so you guessed it - you must first identify your values.

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  • Blog: Get Your Digital Act Together

    Blog: Get Your Digital Act Together

    Life seems to be returning to normal for many—and for many, there’s a new normal that leans heavily on a virtual presence.

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  • Blog: Accountable: Creating a Culture To Achieve Your Goals

    Blog: Accountable: Creating a Culture To Achieve Your Goals

    Accountable means being responsible and answerable for an action. When it comes time to set goals and expectations, accountable is the word one looks for when it comes time for results; meaning, who is accountable for the results?

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  • Blog: Paradigm Shift: 4 Ways to Create a “You Can” Environment

    Blog: Paradigm Shift: 4 Ways to Create a “You Can” Environment

    A paradigm shift is something we all struggle with at one point or another. For teachers, a paradigm shift can be as simple as changing how one sees a student’s behaviour. But how does one shift their paradigms? Where does one start?

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  • Infographic: 5 Tips or Better Student Engagement

    Infographic: 5 Tips or Better Student Engagement

    Here are some tips for ways to forge a path through that mountain range and increase student engagement.

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  • Blog: Reflection: An Essential Habit for Professional Development

    Blog: Reflection: An Essential Habit for Professional Development

    Many believe the art of reflection is the only true path to growth, personally or professionally. Donald Schön suggested that the capacity to reflect on action so as to engage in a process of continuous learning was one of the defining characteristics of an effective professional (1983).

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  • Infograhic: How To Be A Proactive Teacher

    Infograhic: How To Be A Proactive Teacher

    Here are a few things to consider to bolster yourself and remain in a proactive mindset now and in future situations.

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  • Blog:Finding Inspiration: 4 Ways Teachers Can Inspire Themselves

    Blog:Finding Inspiration: 4 Ways Teachers Can Inspire Themselves

    As an educator, finding inspiration is just as easy as finding frustration is. Let’s be honest, teaching is hard, and it only gets harder every year. Teachers can choose to focus on the things they can’t control and, in turn, let frustration control them, or they can choose to focus on the things within their control and work on improving their influence with those around them. It’s all about how teachers approach their role in education.

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  • Blog: Leader in Me at Home: Proactive Parenting

    Blog: Leader in Me at Home: Proactive Parenting

    I first came to learn about Leader in Me while working for Lehigh Parkway Elementary School in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Besides there being more than one banner around the school highlighting leadership, it was also in our very own school quote: “A Lehigh Parkway leader knows the right, goes the right way, and shows the right way.”

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  • Blog: Family Engagement in Schools: Leadership Skills Start at Home

    Blog: Family Engagement in Schools: Leadership Skills Start at Home

    Family engagement in schools is a vital part of education in the classroom. Family engagement is the foundation in which students learn how to interact with others outside of the family. What is modeled at home, is modeled in the classroom. So, how can parents help their children be model students? The answer is to Think Win-Win.

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  • Blog: Definition of Student Leadership & How to Unlock its Potential

    Blog: Definition of Student Leadership & How to Unlock its Potential

    Certainly, there are people who can be considered natural leaders because of their inherent characteristics. Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and George Washington are examples. However, research in several fields—including emotional intelligence, social-emotional learning, and positive psychology shows that anyone, even young children, can learn and develop leadership qualities.

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  • Blog: Positive School Culture: What Matters the Most in K-12 Education

    Blog: Positive School Culture: What Matters the Most in K-12 Education

    Positive school culture is just as important as a curriculum. School culture is the environment in which the students are learning and interacting with other students, teachers, and lessons during any given day. So, how does your school’s culture make you feel? How do you feel as you pull into your school’s parking lot? Are you excited and ready to start the day, or do you have a sense of dread flood over you? Hopefully, you are the former but if the latter applies to you it might be time to ask

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  • Blog:How Social Emotional Learning Programs Can Help Your Students

    Blog:How Social Emotional Learning Programs Can Help Your Students

    Choosing the right SEL program for your students may seem overwhelming with the various options available. But there are criteria one should be aware of before choosing the right SEL program for your school.

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  • Blog: 5 Tips for Better Student Engagement

    Blog: 5 Tips for Better Student Engagement

    Student engagement can feel like it’s the tallest peak. The most basic function of a teacher is to teach and their most basic goal is for their students to learn. We fantasize that our students would be at the edge of their seats just thirsting for our knowledge, but this picture is far from reality. Between the teaching and the learning can be mountain range of challenges.

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  • Infograhic: Making Deposits Into Your Child’s Emotional Bank Account

    Infograhic: Making Deposits Into Your Child’s Emotional Bank Account

    When an emotional bank account has more deposits then withdrawals the people involved in that relationship will trust each other.

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  • Blog: Creating Lifelong Readers: A Supportive Classroom Culture

    Blog: Creating Lifelong Readers: A Supportive Classroom Culture

    Creating lifelong readers is a common goal of educators for their students. But how can educators help ensure not only a student’s success in reading but also a student’s love for reading?

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  • Blog: Perspective: 3 Ways to Challenge Yourself and Your Views

    Blog: Perspective: 3 Ways to Challenge Yourself and Your Views

    “When literally hundreds of students arrive in unison each morning like a giant wave, or when they depart en masse at the end of the day like the tide going out, it must be difficult for educators to always keep in mind that ultimately, in the final analysis, every child is a one – a unique spirit with gifts. And lest anyone forget, every teacher and administrator is also ultimately a one, having their peculiar package of experiences and their own one-of-a-kind package of talents. What greater

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  • Blog: Two Education Leaders Share Insights on Creating Change

    Blog: Two Education Leaders Share Insights on Creating Change

    Leader in Me encompasses many important principles and actions, from the 7 Habits―and the meaningful ways in which they integrate with one another―to the paradigms that help leaders of all roles and ages to develop the proper mindset for making change. When combined and proactively applied, these strategies are foundational to transformative change.

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  • Blog: Planning With Purpose

    Blog: Planning With Purpose

    The end in mind for this post is to (1) motivate you and (2) provide tools to help you make specific plans for living effectively and interacting successfully with other people.

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  • Blog: Empower Teachers Who Empower Students

    Blog: Empower Teachers Who Empower Students

    How can educators empower students to discover and pursue their dreams?

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