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Find Your Green

The unprecedented pandemic event that forced educators and students to transform the classroom to an online learning platform within days took a toll on all of us.  As we greet the official end of the 2019-2020 school year, many of … Continue reading

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Dialogue: Now is the Time to Model and Teach what we hope to see in our world.

Recently, a couple of things happened that made me reflect even more deeply on the state of dialogue in our world.  A community member who I have publicly and respectfully disagreed with on Facebook unfriended me.  Normally, this wouldn’t feel … Continue reading

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Our Moral Responsibilities as Teachers

Our Moral Responsibility Given the tumultuous state of our society right now, I have found myself thinking a lot lately about a basic question:  What can we educators do to make our world a better place during these challenging times?  … Continue reading

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How can you use the disruption of a pandemic to leverage adaptive change at your school?

We’ve had a rough spring. There is no doubt about that. We are faced with uncertainty as we head into the fall. Teachers and administrators are tired and scared. Families are exhausted. Children miss their schools. We don’t even know … Continue reading

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Want to Have a High-Quality Discussion On-line?

Keep These Principles in Mind “Trust  is earned in the smallest of moments. It is earned not through heroic deeds, or even highly visible actions, but through paying attention, listening, and gestures of genuine care and connection” – Brene Brown … Continue reading

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A Reflection That I Never Imagined I Would Write

When I sat down to write and reflect upon my teaching this spring, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would be sharing that I actually cried when I learned that school was closed for the rest of … Continue reading

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The Bright Spots

My principal keeps asking us to look for the bright spots, the subtle and easily overlooked places where things are working in times of tremendous change. The concept isn’t new or unique to our most recent challenges. In fact, I’ve … Continue reading

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What’s Important to Keep When Unexpectedly Becoming an “Online” Teacher

“Honestly,” I said to my thirteen students from 11 different countries, “if teaching was a job that was only online, I wouldn’t be a teacher. I am here for the relationships. I am here to be with you. I have … Continue reading

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Gratitude

This post was written before the current viral outbreak. In some ways it seems even more relevant now. You know what?  You deserve this six minute gift~especially if you think you are too busy today, or if you are feeling … Continue reading

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10th Annual Rowland Conference features Katharine Wilkenson

The 2020 Rowland Foundation conference will be held on October 29 at UVM. Our theme will be climate change and our keynote speaker will be  Katharine Wilkenson, the lead author of Drawdown, the  NY Times best seller.  We are so fortunate that she has agreed … Continue reading

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