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In time of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.
—Fred Rogers

This column is dedicated to children of all ages and the peacemakers in […]

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If you’re always racing to the next moment,
what happens to the one you’re in?
                                                  —Anonymous

A collision of events and […]

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“Leadership is not about being in charge.
Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.”

—Simon Sinek

A copy of Sinek’s quote regarding leadership appeared taped to my office door one morning and it was simply signed, “Thanks!” It was such a lovely surprise […]

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What are you noticing?

 

I recently watched an Oprah Winfrey interview with Daniel Goleman, PhD, author of the classic book Emotional Intelligence and his newest book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World.

Isn’t it interesting how sometimes an interview, book, or […]

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Who Will Be Teaching Our Children?

Teaching has been front and center both in the media and on many legislative agendas this year. Concern has been raised about teacher shortages, a lack of interest by high school students in pursing teaching, and the future of the […]

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“When you come to the edge of all that you know,
you must believe one of two things:

There will be ground to stand. Or you will grow wings to fly.”

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Are you ready for a change?

As we welcome 2016, many of us make resolutions wanting to improve and change our lives. Change can be positive, but, sometimes, too many changes happening too fast based on too little information lead to chaos, frustration, and fatigue.

State Representative Terry Austin shared at […]

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The only way to abolish war is to make peace seem heroic.
—John Dewey

Recently, Butler University alumnus Rob Goodwin came to campus to speak to Dr. Arthur Hochman’s and Professor Cathy Hartman’s undergraduate first-year course in teacher education. Rob is a teacher in Ferguson, Missouri. […]

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What is extraordinary in the human mind is not only our capacity to move from one language to another, from one ‘intelligence’ to another;  we are also capable of reciprocal listening that makes communication and dialogue possible.  Children are the most extraordinary listeners of all.

—Dr. Louise Cadwell, author […]

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“The biggest mistake you will ever make is being afraid to make one.”

— Author Unknown

A new school year has begun and with it brings the opportunity to try new ideas and approaches, and to test our willingness to not be afraid to make mistakes! I am beginning my 11th year as the Dean […]

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