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The Abundance of Time

How often do you feel like you never have enough time? How often do you exclaim, “I just don’t have time for that”? How often do you spend time reading posts that start like this? Let's be blunt: "I don't have time for that," is a self-defeating mindset and it is a...

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Book Suggestions

I don’t read nearly as much as I would like to these days, but I try to choose the books I pick up carefully. This spring I thoroughly enjoyed and was influences by three pretty unique texts. Each overlaps with a different area of my work and I think they might be...

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Training the Curious Mind: Lifelong Learning

"Knowledge is not something that is passively received by the learner; it is, quite the contrary--the result of active mental work on the part of the learner ... knowledge is not something that can merely be conveyed from teacher to student, and any pedagogical...

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Sequencing Reflection

Though it might seem somewhat in opposition to fluid conversation, structuring facilitated dialogues can be particularly helpful when seeking to scaffold and inspire learning. Based on my post last month around the facilitator's mindset, I wanted to offer another...

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Asking Powerful Questions

I heard from a few folks after the post earlier this month in regards to other resources for structuring facilitated dialogues, particularly around asking powerful questions. Here is one of my favorite approaches to explore right now. I'll be back early in 2018 with a...

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Newsletters

In an attempt to not clutter your inboxes but to offer meaningful content, I publish a newsletter every season that includes a snippet of a think piece, curates several blog posts, offers an update about our work, provides a book recommendation, highlights some...

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Community?

Community matters because it is the foundation from which inspirational acts, great works of art, language and communication, compassion, innovation, leadership, and deep thinking stems.  Our communities inform and empower us, holding us up when things get tough, and...

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Thankfulness

Your BREAK THROUGH, Vol. 1, Post 43 This holiday has a lot to teach us. While it might be built on a controversial historical celebration, the contemporary notion of gathering with friends and family for a day to be thankful for all that we have, is apropos to our...

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The Creative Class

Your BREAK THROUGH, Vol. 1, Post 26 Last week, I featured a discussion on Colorado Public Radio about the threat that core standards might have on students' creativity, and how the lack of creative opportunities within schools can lead us to a dangerous place where we...

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