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Beyond Engagement: Thrive At Work

This post was written for the Huffington Post’s Great Work Cultures initiative. View the original post here.

A few years back, my friend Michael was a successful student here at… 663 more words

Leading Organizations

My Best Year Yet (fingers crossed)!

I have been excited about this year for a while now for a number of reasons.  First of all, this is the first time in my entire teaching career that I will be at a school for four years.  1,234 more words

Music Education

Identity Crisis

I just realized something about myself as a teacher. I wonder if this is something that a lot of teachers experience during their third year of teaching, as it seems like kind of an appropriate time. 1,133 more words

Classroom Theory

A Series of Observations on High-Fives

At Twitter Math Camp this summer, Glenn Waddell (@gwaddellnvhs) talked about a few things he does in his classroom to help create the culture of positivity that he wants to foster, and one of the things that resonated with me was giving each student a high-five as they walk into class. 519 more words

Classroom Theory

But are we learning?

A couple of days ago, one of my students asked me if I was going to stay up that night to see Mars. It was news to me that Mars was doing anything special, but I didn’t ask him to clarify. 529 more words

Algebra Support

First Days of School

No, I’m not going to quote that Harry Wong book at you. Actually, my thoughts on that book could constitute a whole other blog post. I’ll restrain myself. 2,689 more words

Algebra Support

How to Unlock Positive Change Throughout Your Entire Organization

With Jerry Davis, originally at http://chiefexecutive.net/how-to-unlock-positive-change-throughout-your-entire-organization/

When Kevin Thompson, Director, North America Marketing – IBM Commerce, Mobile and Social, proposed a corporate Peace Corps at the firm, he was nearly laughed out of the room. 626 more words

Leading Organizations