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People Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou “Because I don’t goddamn listen.” Rohan, age 3 or 4.   Not my … Continue reading

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A Response to Steve Hargadon’s August 1st Post

Our national debates aren’t thoughtful, they are for the most part sensationalist and argumentative. Cross political or philosophical lines and there’s an epithet waiting for you. Ask reasonable questions and you’re labeled a “denier,” “skeptic,” or “conspiracy theorist.” Steve Hargadon … Continue reading

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Kids Aren’t Sick, You Aren’t the Cure

“In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use … Continue reading

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She Cheated on an Opinion Question

“We could encourage the best qualities of youthfulness – curiosity, adventure, resilience, the capacity for surprising insight simply by being more flexible about time, texts, and tests, by introducing kids to truly competent adults, and by giving each student what … Continue reading

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