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Get Over It!: Managing Grudges in Education Settings

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Most will agree that forgiving and forgetting is a lot easier said than done. In this segment we look at what happens when petty hurts and offenses create grudges in early childhood settings. Moreover, we look at how education leaders can help create a workplace where people can more easily and rapidly get over the small stuff.

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Filling the Shoes of the Founder

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Leadership transitions are inherently complicated and rich with the potential for problems. However, taking over the reigns from a founder of an organization poses a unique set of issues for the new leader. In this segment our guests offer insights on how to step out of the shadow of the founder and lead.

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Is a Zero Tolerance Gossip Policy Viable or Wise?

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Most experienced education leaders know and acknowledge that gossip can be very destructive to an organization. One solution is a zero tolerance gossip policy, but do these policies work and more importantly, are they really good for your organization. Tune in and find out.

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Disrupt Yourself: When and How to Shake Up Your Organization

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When should an education leader disrupt and shake up their organization? According to our guests the answer is now and the question is how. Tune in to learn about the value of disruptive leadership and how to skillfully use disruption to take your organization to a new level of performance.

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Gays In Education: Don't Ask Don't Tell?

Jay Mathews, Aimee Gelnaw, Finn Laursen with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender educators are with us. Many have never heard this subject discussed openly...until now. Is don't ask, don't tell the education community's unwritten policy on LGBT educators? What should it be? Listen to this thoughtful, provocative and insightful segment, with commentary by Jay Mathews of the Washington Post.
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EDWORDS: Latest Leadership Blog Posts

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    Been There, Still Doin' That

    With the school year going into full swing, so are many of the weekend September festivities; festivals, football, and fall TV. For educators, it is ...

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    by Jay Eitner @iSuperEit
    Tuesday, 27 September 2016
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    Professional Development Done Better

    Here’s a confession, I’ve been responsible for some pretty horrible professional development (PD).  When I think about the faculty meetings I r ...

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    by Donald Gately
    Tuesday, 27 September 2016
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    Know Your "No Compromise"

    My first white-water rafting adventure was a first for many of us on the raft. In an effort to bond and build team with the church youth group, a nu ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Monday, 26 September 2016
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    Are you a BRAVO Principal?

    Do you remember your administrative internship? While I don't recall the day-to-day tasks with any level of specificity, I'll never forget that this ...

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    by Dennis Schug | @schug_dennis
    Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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    Good Guy, Bad Guy, or THE Guy?

    So… here we are again…another summer that flies by, another school year ready to kick off, and another few weeks of thoughts swirling in my head abo ...

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    by Jay Eitner @iSuperEit
    Monday, 12 September 2016
  • Beware of the Pseudo-Community: 3 Tips to Build True Community

    In one of my favorite movies The Truman Show, Jim Carrey nails the lead role as Truman - a personwho is unaware his life is being captured ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Monday, 12 September 2016
  • Accountability: 26 Days of Learning Leadership

    Twenty years ago. Twenty years ago, I set foot in my first classroom. I remember it like it was yesterday. And just as much, I can vividly recall t ...

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    by Dennis Schug | @schug_dennis
    Tuesday, 06 September 2016
  • Can We Open the Door Now?

    I can still remember everything that happened when the terrible tragedy of 9/11 happened fifteen years ago.  I was teaching high school mathema ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Tuesday, 06 September 2016
  • storytelling

    Where I Stand

    Over the last few years I’ve been thinking a lot and often about the story of Me, capital M. I’ve always shied away from letting my life define me a ...

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    by Chris O'Brien | @chrisobrienisok
    Thursday, 01 September 2016
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    The Journey to Transform Learning Starts Here

    Leadership Arguably, the most significant role of an educational leader is communicating a compelling vision for learning in the classroom and ...

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    by Randy Ziegenfuss, Ed.D. (@ziegeran)
    Sunday, 28 August 2016
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    A Nudge, Push and Kick in the Pants!

    The Olympics have always held a special place in my heart. Having had the opportunity to be a performer for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games cer ...

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    by Sandy King @sandeeteach
    Monday, 22 August 2016
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    Leaders Let Them Roll Their Eyes

    The basketball players just came off a close  game the night before.  The were still chattering about the tough opponents and phys ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Monday, 22 August 2016
  • Thank You and Goodbye...

    Last Thursday was the end of a mini-era. It was my last day as principal of Brookfield Elementary School, a K-8 out of district placement for studen ...

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    by Sean A. Thom | @SeanAThom
    Monday, 15 August 2016
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    Warding Off Those Post Opening Day Blues

    Typically, it takes months and even years to prepare for the Olympics venue.  Cities are cleaned up, arenas are built, and housing complexes ar ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Thursday, 11 August 2016
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    Olympics! Back-To-School Inspiration

    Learning Champions, Ready, Set, Let's Go! Oh, how I love the Olympics! This one came just the right time, right before back to school. Perfect!&nbs ...

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Saturday, 06 August 2016
  • TechnologyLearning

    How Might Learning with Technology Look Different If....

    In recent posts I've written about the importance of vision and the need for leaders to anchor conversations around technology use in that vision. A ...

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    by Randy Ziegenfuss, Ed.D. (@ziegeran)
    Friday, 05 August 2016
  • Peak Personal Growth

    Where True Character Grows

    Those of us who actively engage ourselves in the noble and remarkable craft of teaching soon realize that we’re as much a student as the kids we are ...

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    by Chris O'Brien | @chrisobrienisok
    Thursday, 04 August 2016
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    The Sound of Synergy

    Encouragement Comes in All Forms.  I was thinking this as my wife was sharing with me the highlights of her Body Attack Exercise Class as we w ...

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    by Sean Gaillard @smgaillard
    Tuesday, 02 August 2016
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