Monthly Archives: December 2011

Choosing Our Projects

As we enter a new year, most of us have a collection of obligations in place that carry forward from 2011, but we also may have some time or flexibility to add projects or activities of our choice for the new … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different

Openness to experience and to departure from routine is the personality trait research consistently shows to be the strongest predictor of creative achievement.  This research finding makes total sense. Novel ideas come from original associations, so the richer the body … Continue reading

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The Joy of Teams

Yesterday a student emailed me a lovely end of term message: “I just wanted to say you all did a great job.” Notice this message was not for me as an individual but rather to our entire five person teaching team … Continue reading

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Two Interesting Quotations

Today I want to share without comment two very interesting and unrelated quotations for your own reflection.  The first is from Michael Bungay Stanier, of Box of Crayons: There’s a wound or scar you have – physical or emotional- that … Continue reading

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