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Multiplying like rabbits

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Have you been a the position in which someone who was purported to be knowledgeable, or even an expert in an area at work gave you instructions that were impossible to follow once you…

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Too rigorous for creativity

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A teacher voiced his frustration about getting gifted students past the hurdle of simply looking at events of a story to the uncover the devices that the author used in writing the story.  The…

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To cheat or not to cheat

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                  “To cheat or not to cheat, that is the  question Whether ’tis nobler to in the mind to suffer The sleepless nights of outrageous homework…

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Bucking creative standards

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A few years ago, my daughter and I visited the National Portfolio day in Dallas. Over fifty leading art colleges were present to review students’ art work – a sort of hotbed of the…

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Teaching academics like athletics?

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Sometimes students wish academic classes were more like performance based sports, but how would it work? How do they respond differently to coaching for physical skill versus teaching a cognitive skill? Warm ups In…

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Who is responsible for learning?

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One of my friends mentions the local swim team as a possible activity for my children in the summer. For the first one it was a good fit. When younger he had taken a…

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Learning from inside out

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The instructor in my high school English class was rather dry. She would drone on about difference between past and subjunctive verbs, and participles and gerunds. However, she was a well-read and well-traveled person.…

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Learning in the eye of the beholder

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During a post graduate course in learning design, one of the students attempted to present instruction on the solar system without the use of any visuals. After the professor gave a curt lecture on…

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The “I”s do not have it.

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People assume that others who often talk about themselves are egotistical.  But, if you really want to find out how people view their own status,  pay attention to pronouns that they use. There is a…

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How to inspire others

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Ask the average Joe on the street what makes a good leader and a frequent answer will be high confidence. But that is only part of the equation. Charismatic leaders must show solidarity with…

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