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Love the Initiator

There exists a group of people who seem to be born initiators. They start stuff. They thrive on connection and fun and always have a great idea how to bring people together. They stand up at the end of a meeting and say, “Let’s meet for a beer at Brewdogs,” […]

Thinking about the CORE

Thinking about the CORE I have been working out – going for runs, lifting at the gym, stretching and sweating. Laurie and I just completed a 14-day Paleo detox.  I am excited to be down 8 pounds and feeling better when I pull on my jeans.  This morning, I realized […]

Trust by Design

Trust By Design Excerpted from Dr. Eric Chagala’s presentation at the recent Learning for Living Culture Summit in Auburn, CA. Eric is the founding principal of VIDA (Vista Innovation and Design Academy) in San Diego, CA and was hired to close a failing school and reopen it as VIDA. It […]

How do we assess our school culture?

“I think we are doing pretty well. We do a lot of great things.”   “Let’s ask around, see what people tell us. Let’s start with our own students and teachers and see what we hear.”   This was the question and exchange I recently heard from a group of […]

Why School Culture?

I believe that life is all about connecting with people.   Through connection, we learn who we are, and who we can and want to be. Through connection, we are able to achieve and survive things that, alone, are beyond our capacities.   Connection, by another word, is culture. School […]

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