Category Archives: Educational Psychology

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Voltaire, and Public Discourse

Hey kids.  It was me.  I was that student.  I was the one who raised my hand and said, “Why do we have to learn this?”  And, “When will I ever use that?”  I think I asked that question in … Continue reading

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You Know It When You See It

There are a lot of things in life that are hard to quantify.  But like great acting, obscenity, and good manners…you know it when you see it.  The same can be said for change within an organization’s culture.  Quantifying positive … Continue reading

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The Success of Failure

Anybody that knows me, knows that I love high school sports.  There are a lot of great life lessons to be learned from sports.  And I really love coaching basketball.    It’s important in life to know where your strengths … Continue reading

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Sharpen Your Axe

I just got back from vacation.  I went back to Illinois to visit family and friends.  And while I was gone, I learned a few things.  First, it’s still REALLY hot there (and humid).  Second, Pinedale grows on you pretty … Continue reading

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LIGHT BULB!

Last week our administrative team was participating in some training that discussed the instructional practices that have the highest impact on student achievement. One of those practices is “Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition”. Like most parents (and many educators), I … Continue reading

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