Author Archives: gowrenn

Teaching Grit Through Music

This is a wonderful article linking music in school to grit. I have seen this first-hand when I was a middle school band director. Many students are highly successful when first learning an instrument because they have natural talent. When … Continue reading

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“I” vs. “We” in Leadership

Disclaimer: my intention is not for this post to be political, so I hope it does not come across as such. A friend of mine posted a video on his Facebook this week, and it popped up on my feed. My … Continue reading

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Motivational Video Relevant to Purpose as Discussed in Drive by Daniel Pink

This motivational video asks questions and presents viewpoints that are relevant to teachers as they consider their purpose for being in the profession.

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The New CEO of JCPenney

In his article “Marvin Ellison, The CEO Who’s Reinventing J.C. Penney,” Phil Wahba (2016) discusses the leadership style and accomplishments of new JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison. Ellison is getting attention for his leadership because JCPenney was one of few department … Continue reading

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