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A New Path To Purpose

The transition took me by surprise. One moment, we were exploring the path that ideas take on their legislative road to public policy, and the next minute, students were disclosing their personal struggle with ongoing anxiety and depression.  At first, … Continue reading

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Imputing the Best Motive

As a graduate student in the UVM counseling department in the mid 90’s, I enrolled in the most difficult course I have ever taken, Robert Nash’s Professional Issues in Counseling. It was a rigorous investigation of both the ethics and … Continue reading

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Why we need to love ourselves now: A reflection on year one of my Rowland Fellowship

  “So many years of education yet nobody taught us how to love ourselves and why it’s important.” – Unknown As I reflect back on my first year as a Rowland Fellow, I continue to be drawn to the quote … Continue reading

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Leveraging the PLP to enhance Personalized Proficiency-based Learning

Schools are notorious for taking on a plethora of initiatives that, all too often, feel disjointed and overwhelming. No doubt, the intentions behind the various initiatives are rooted in best intentions, but implementation often feels disconnected for students and teachers. … Continue reading

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The Power of a Post

At some point, while consumed with pursuing a career in education, developing roots in the Rutland community, and locating the best trails to run on with my dog, I slipped unknowingly into middle age. I can no longer play the … Continue reading

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Weaving Strong Relationships, part 2

A many of you know, I had an “inspired” idea to bring the Rowland Fellows together in a gesture of friendship and hope to send out “something for Chuck” as he recovered from a ski accident. This is a brief … Continue reading

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Gardening and Teaching as Acts of Optimism

Gardening and Teaching as Acts of Optimism*     Today at the checkout counter at a local grocery store the clerk commented, “Despite today’s dreary weather, it will be warm on Saturday.”  I said, “Well, it certainly will be warm … Continue reading

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