Why Feedback is Important

Research has shown that the ability to regularly seek feedback is one of the most significant indicators of success.  Constructive feedback helps by providing direction, can inspire and motivate and overall increase performance–whether at work or in life.   However, seeking feedback can be uncomfortable.  And unsolicited feedback, especially when negative, can feel like an attack. …

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Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness month.  As I was writing this, the following article literally popped into my email: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/live-life-creatively/202205/mental-health-awareness-month-myths It’s a good read.  But here is why I think it is important -  Two weeks ago a 7th grade boy brought a gun to school and shot himself in the bathroom during the school …

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Creativity

The one thing that distinguishes human beings from any other life form (about which we are aware) is our ability to create. Well, sort of.  A number of years ago, it was proven that using artificial intelligence applications, computers could write coherent fiction and non-fiction, compose original music, create original works of art and engage …

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What will learning look like in the near future?

Someone recently asked me, “What do you believe schools will look like in five years?” Until recently, I would have had an insightful response that included something about individualizing instruction for all students, utilizing technology to bridge gaps, incorporating more authentic, project-based learning and blurring the lines between subject areas. Today, however, I am not …

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