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Variations on a Theme

A version of this post appeared on this blog on February 3, 2017. This is an update. Although I still have a couple of months before returning to work following the birth of my son, Michael, I am already making a plan that will prioritize self-care. A big part of that, for me, is eating… Continue reading Variations on a Theme

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Unexpected Challenges

I asked Elizabeth what I should write about for this one. "What are some things we should be ready for?" I asked. She enthusiastically replied that we should always be ready for the zoo. She's certainly not wrong, who doesn't love going to the zoo? Several days before posing this query to my oldest child,… Continue reading Unexpected Challenges

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It Lives Within You

You may have noticed if you’ve been around for a while, that I am a fan of being introspective. There is serious value in looking to yourself for the answers to life’s conundrums. Professionally, this is why I like the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program that can be found in thousands of K-12 schools… Continue reading It Lives Within You

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Getting Into a Growth Mindset

With the school year in full swing for everyone, kindergarten students up through doctoral students, I wanted to take an opportunity to talk about preparing to learn.  The Harvard Business Review has outlined some really great advantages to cultivating a growth mindset, but how we get there is a whole other thing. I think that… Continue reading Getting Into a Growth Mindset