Leadership

Boxes Aren’t For Thinking

How do you innovate from inside the box? “Think outside the box” is probably one of the most overused statements. No matter what the situation, or problem, inevitably someone will say, “We need to think outside the box.” The problem with thinking outside the box is that leadership often wants to create a box to […]

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A girl playing field hockey, mid swing on the ball.
Leadership

Who’s Playing?

A big reason why good athletes do well is because they don’t care what the sports blogs say, or what you said about them on Twitter. They’re playing, you’re in the “seats” – And they understand that. That’s the same mindset I have about other people’s opinions: I’m playing. What, you’re going to say that […]

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Leadership

From No to What If

Being part of the Top Tech Exec winner’s circle has introduced me to so many innovative executives. I’m always inspired after our times together. Last night, a group of us were invited to watch the Padres battle the Dodgers from within the Cox suite. Fun time, good food, great convos. Every time I see this […]

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Leadership | Teaching and Learning

Excel at Everything! Do it RIGHT NOW!

Last week, I asked a teacher I admire if she wanted to share some of her passions with my blog readers. Her answer made me sad. She said she didn’t feel like she had done anything worth sharing this year – new grade level, new school, etc. had all left her feeling like she was […]

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Design Thinking | Leadership | Teaching and Learning

Students Are Changing the World NOW

Last night, my district received the Innovate Award for its District Design 2022 initiative. This initiative is focused on providing an extraordinary school experience for all students. Using the Design Thinking mindset, curiosity is promoted as students seek out real world problems and formulate innovative solutions. Students connect with contemporary and historical issues, and with […]

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They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Leadership

The Future of Work is Emotionally Intelligent … Are We Preparing Students?

I recently participated in a webinar by Singularity University titled, “The Future of Work is Emotionally Intelligent.” Below are some key takeaways I discovered from the discussion. Participants: Melissa Extein, PsyD, Principal Consultant & Part-time Faculty @Extein Consulting & Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment, The New SchoolNichol Bradford, Exec Director and Co-Founder, Transformative […]

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