Monthly Archives: November 2014

The growing focus on ethics.

Growing up in a very religious home, integrity was taught in every aspect of my life from a very early age. If you had asked me about ethics I would have dismissed this as the very same. Attending a religious … Continue reading

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Got Grit?

Grit.  Growth Mindset versus Fixed Mindset.  Both concepts are current buzzwords in the field of Education but they are not only for educators, students need to show just as much grit as educators.  Students also need to understand and use … Continue reading

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Breaking Age Stereotypes

In old movies, comics, and television shows the school principal is often played by an older man or woman with grey hair and a negative attitude. I’m sure if you asked your parents and grandparents about what their school principals … Continue reading

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Superhero Leadership Lessons by Lisa Micou

For class this week, the focus was failure.  In reflecting on failure, I could not help but think of those infamous words spoken by Bruce Wayne’s faithful caretaker, Alfred Pennyworth (at least the Michael Caine version of him from Batman … Continue reading

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Rethinking Leadership

Richmond Times-Dispatch released a story  on November 15,2014 called “Number of majority-minority school systems is increasing in region, state and U.S.”  Chesterfield County Public Schools is approaching a milestone in respect to the changes in  majority-minority student growth. This is … Continue reading

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Sorry, Not Sorry

How many times today did you find yourself apologizing for things you really aren’t sorry about? How many of you are women? According to this article in Time magazine, saying sorry has become a bad habit of women everywhere – … Continue reading

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“Is this Working?”

**Prior to starting, I would like to warn you if you listen to the entire podcast. There is language that would normally get censored that is allowed to air. Please be conscious of this as you listen.** A practice that … Continue reading

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The Versatile Leader

I keep coming across people we have read about in True North, and more examples of how these leaders continue to alter the world around them for the good. Today, while standing in line at Starbucks, I noticed a new … Continue reading

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Beyond the Books: Educators as Mentors

With the changing demographics in the greater Richmond area, watching this video about the power of a positive role model struck me as being an increasingly critical component of education, particularly in our local school divisions.  An influential adult can … Continue reading

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Teaching Innovation

Teaching in the slums doesn’t seem like a bad idea. Wouldn’t it be nice to create such an intrinsically motivated environment that has total purpose for students? Our autonomy as teachers have been stripped in many ways and we are … Continue reading

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