Blog: November 2015

Terms matter. Words matter.

November 30, 2015

The words we use with students will deeply influence how they think about the world. For example, in an online course I am teaching I found reference made to “the underprivileged.” When we use this language, we have unintentionally relegated people to a condition which further separates us – creating an “us and them” situation. […]

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When Family and Consulting have an Unexpected Connection

November 19, 2015

This week at the International School of Bangkok I have been meeting with teachers on grade levels, conversing about advisory programs, discussing interdisciplinary and cross-grade opportunities—generally collaborating to advance what has already been established at the school. As sometimes happens we engage in “life” conversations about travels, restaurants, family. This happened today, the family conversation. […]

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Let the Holiday Food Drives Begin . . . with Service Learning

November 16, 2015

Tim Hubbard, a ELA teacher and Service-Learning Program Chair at Deer Park High in Cincinnati, attended a one-day service learning institute I led for the Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network, a collaboration of several groups including the Mayerson Foundation and Children’s Inc. With over 150 educators—K-12 and higher education—in attendance, the room was abuzz. Many […]

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November 15, 2015

I am on edge. As many of you know I am traveling often all over the world and fortunate to meet people from diverse backgrounds where they live. This is a true privilege. Most recently I traveled to Uzbekistan to consult at Tashkent International School and took three days of touring – quite unusual for […]

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