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Blaming the Victim, Again

­­This week, a bill was introduced in the State of Mississippi that would allow teachers to grade parents on their ability to parent with regard to their children’s school readiness and preparation. The bill allows for teachers to give grades…
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The Compass and the Roadmap

This past week I had the distinct privilege of speaking and working at the National Family Engagement Summit in Richmond, Virginia. I have had the pleasure of being involved with this conference for several years and watched it grow from a small…
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#TippingPoint4EveryFamily

          The title of this week’s blog is a hashtag that I created. You will understand why I created this and used it as a title as you keep reading and more importantly, you will hopefully take action with the hashtag. Read on.  …
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Visible Family Engagement, Part 3

Note: This is the third and last is a series of blogs that connect the work of John Hattie’s Visible Learning, the important role that family engagement plays in Visible Learning and how Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles can assist…
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Visible Family Engagement: Part Two

Note: This is the second in a short series of blogs that will help connect the work of John Hattie’s Visible Learning, the important role that family engagement plays in Visible Learning and how Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles…
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Visible Family Engagement

Note: This is the first of a short series of blogs that will help connect the work of John Hattie’s Visible Learning, the important role that family engagement plays in Visible Learning and how Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles can…
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Why Are You a Successful Leader

“Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them.” -Albert Einstein Over the years, I have heard numerous qualifiers and descriptors to define the type of leadership organizations require to be successful. Having…
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What CrossFit™ Teaches Me About Engagement

Those who know me understand that about two years ago, I discovered CrossFit. Until that point, I had spent a lifetime fighting a losing battle against weight, diet and exercise. For me, CrossFit was the answer. There is a lot written and discussed…
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Agility in Design

On a recent trip to the west coast, I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down and talk with a start up CEO – someone who walked away from corporate America, leased office space (the company name was not on the building registry) and followed…