Archive for August 2015

A speedy-kwik back-to-school PSD for every school communicator – SCN

As we launch a new school year in our districts, the spotlight is rightfully on all things “teaching and learning.” Don’t forget us! New thinking and new approaches need to be carried into school communications, too. And that requires us to keep up with a wide range of new “learnings” and trends. I hadn’t really thought about this all that much (who has the…

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Are your very own “life-sucking” words holding you back? – SCN Encourager

How often is your unclimbable mountain actually one of your own making? I can’t be the only one who plays this weird inner mind game. I hope you know the game I mean. We might even agree to call it Self-Esteem Solitaire. But that wouldn’t quite be true. You don’t play this game alone. You always have a nagging tag team partner lurking…

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What’s the most important subject in school? – SCN Encourager

What do you think it should it be? Don’t worry. I didn’t try to answer this question. So you’ll be treated to something more than the sophomoric contribution of “lunch or recess.” Here are seven assorted “thoughtful souls” who offered their own personal perspectives for a recent series in The Economist Intelligent Life. Although Cindy couldn’t, I hope you can look…

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I hope you don’t have this kind of Monday! – SCN Encourager

Where one of your new ideas or initiatives boomerangs back with unintended consequences. I don’t know why I was so amused by this tweet. (It’s probably just my knucklehead-itis kicking in!) But I thought of school communicators as soon as I saw it. https://twitter.com/Alby/status/627555993585623040 Wow! How often we’ll try to flex our creative wings and…

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