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“The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better tomorrow.” Teach Different with Simon Sinek – Perfection

“The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better tomorrow.” Teach Different with Simon Sinek – Perfection

08/14/2022

What is perfection? Motivation looks different to different people. For some, striving towards perfection is the greatest motivator for excellence. For others, who take a more incremental approach, just getting better in little chunks and seeing improvement provide enough incenti ..
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“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Soren Kierkegaard – Mindfulness

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Soren Kierkegaard – Mindfulness

07/31/2022

Which problems are worth solving? We are often told to be mindful of each other, our surroundings and ourselves. Implicit in this concept of mindfulness is the imperative to accept life as it is and try to the best of our abilities to enjoy our experiences and not spend time t ..
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“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” John Maxwell – Leadership

“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” John Maxwell – Leadership

07/24/2022

Is it possible to get buy in to a vision if there isn’t buy in to the leader? There's a familiar saying "You can't teach kids until you reach kids." The idea here is that you have to develop a rapport with the people you lead; otherwise, they won't buy into your vision. It's ..
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“Try to be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud.” Maya Angelou – Happiness

“Try to be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud.” Maya Angelou – Happiness

07/17/2022

How do we support others without instilling a sense of dependency? Everybody has bad days. At those times what we all need is to have somebody pay a little attention to us and pick up our spirits so we can gain strength to move forward. Being a good teacher, friend and partner ..
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“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson – Mindfulness

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson – Mindfulness

06/26/2022

How do we recognize our power to live in the moment? Living in the moment is hard. There are forces acting against us. There’s the past which weighs us down and often causes depression and fear. And then there’s the future, which leads to anxiety and a different sort of fe ..
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“I am because you are.” Ubuntu Philosophy – Interdependence

“I am because you are.” Ubuntu Philosophy – Interdependence

05/01/2022

We are all individuals, yet we are all also part of families, schools, teams and peer groups. Our identities are shaped by what we think of ourselves and the groups we are a part of. The value of interdependence is hard to appreciate because we often want to focus on our own acco ..
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“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”  William Shakespeare – Communication

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” William Shakespeare – Communication

04/24/2022

How do you know when to speak up? We're always telling kids to listen and to speak their mind. What we rarely do is help them discern when it is appropriate to listen and when it makes more sense to speak. Some suggest that listening to everyone is always a better way to go, b ..
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“The first duty of society is justice.” Wendell Phillips – Duty

“The first duty of society is justice.” Wendell Phillips – Duty

04/17/2022

Justice is often defined as a sense of fairness and equality which society has a natural obligation to bring about. Seen in this way, justice is a first priority that when met will yield all other benefits to citizens. Others may argue that there are other, more pressing responsi ..
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“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” Navajo saying – Education

“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” Navajo saying – Education

04/03/2022

Can you motivate people who are reluctant to learn? Motivating people to do things is exhausting, and many times futile. It happens in the classroom with students who are reluctant to do work. Sometimes the reluctance comes from the fact that they don't have the skills to succ ..
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“To handle yourself, use your head, to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt – Social Awareness

“To handle yourself, use your head, to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt – Social Awareness

03/20/2022

When should you have empathy for others? Sometimes it's important to follow rational thinking to solve problems. In those cases, turning off our own emotions helps lead to a solution. When dealing with others, however, the opposite is often true. We need to turn off rational t ..
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“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” Booker T. Washington – Self-development

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” Booker T. Washington – Self-development

03/13/2022

When should you put others' needs above your own? When we come to the aid of others, we also become happy ourselves by virtue of doing the right thing. It makes us feel worthwhile when we serve others. But happiness can come to us through a different path, where we focus just ..
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“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” Elbert Hubbard – Decision Making

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” Elbert Hubbard – Decision Making

03/06/2022

Should you fear mistakes? We all know what it feels like to be afraid of doing something. We hesitate, delay and ultimately choose to do nothing and then devise elaborate justifications for our inaction. Fear overcomes our courage. Yet, we also know the feeling of making quick ..
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