Archive for August 2016

Do you like to “think big?” If you do, you’re probably a bully. – SCN Encourager

Hey! I’m just pointing out the label psychologists are already sticking on you. They’re performing the research. Not me. I’m on your side, remember? I’m just passing along my speedy-kwik summary of their intriguing conclusions to you because… I care. I’ve chopped up my summary into five distinct phases. Here goes. Phase 1  – What it means for you to be a big thinker…

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Yep, I’m as classy as the next guy. Let’s go to a museum. – SCN Encourager

You never know what a-ha moments await! You’ll find stories. Sights. Sounds. Demonstrations. Connections. Touchpoints. Maybe even my favorite – a concession stand. And if you’re really fortunate, you’ll be able to snag a do-able idea or two to try out in your school district. Now I won’t go overboard and take up a bunch of your time. We’re all…

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Whew boy, do the Olympics stir up old memories – SCN Encourager

No, I wasn’t a gold medal winner. Far from it. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t win my fair share of medals on the spirited fields of competition. Now you may scoff. But I’ve got a near-perfect cigar box that used to be my dad’s in my dresser drawer just jam-packed with proof. Included in the mix of…

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1 diagram. 5 totally different ways of problem-solving. – SCN Encourager

I’m proud we promote entrepreneurial mindsets in our schools. Oh, you didn’t know you did? Well, if you’re expanding ways to anchor instruction in – project-based learning,  solution pursuing,  creative thinking, risk taking, team collaborating, and communicating,  you’re building entrepreneurial mindsets. Bobby Umar is a Toronto-based personal branding and “heart connection” leadership expert. I appreciate his insights about marketing……

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How do you and your team approach problem-solving? – SCN Encourager

Have you had any success with the “8D Method?” I haven’t. How could I? I didn’t even know what it was! Well… until about 8 days ago. Now I think the 8D Method is a problem-solving approach is something we might want to tuck away in our school PR toolboxes. With the many hats we wear, you just never know. And it’s simple. (Thankfully!) Take a…

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