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Sometimes in order to truly “see” we need to narrow our focus–to bring our awareness to something distinct.  This helps bring more clarity. In our early childhood classrooms recently, as part of students’ study of the senses, children wore blindfolds before tasting food to help sharpen their recognition of taste.  By controlling what students could...
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Can you think back to when you realized you had a particular talent or gift for something?  Perhaps you wrote a short story and someone complimented you on your writing skills. Perhaps you tried your hand at baking and your family and friends were blown away with your approach to a recipe that they hadn’t...
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Creativity.  Persuasion.  Collaboration.  Adaptability. Time Management.   According to LinkedIn Learning, these are the top five “soft” skills most in demand by companies right now.  Similarly, the orld Economic Forum has identifiedmany of these skills, including creativity, as a growing part of the core skill requirements for many industries today and in the years ahead.  Why Creativity?...
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In times when I question my own ability to be courageous, I take inspiration from others who have accomplished extraordinary things through their acts of courage and bravery.  Over the weekend, I joined a packed movie theater to see the movie Harriet, a film biography about American abolitionist and activist, Harriet Tubman.  The life she...
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Have you ever tried something that didn’t work out? Depending on how big the stakes were, or the nature of what you tried and failed at, you might have:   1) Determined that you were wrong to take that chance and you’ll never do it again;  2) Decided that you needed to adjust your approach or...
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“Loving Life!  And trying to stay ‘in the moment’.”  This is what I wrote in the “About You” section of my Facebook page a number of years ago after a particularly difficult chapter in my life.  I had made the decision that life is too short not to try to fully embrace each and every...
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Recently I was given a book as a farewell gift from a Roycemore faculty member who was relocating to another state.  As she suspected, it was a great read for me and I introduced an exercise in the book to our faculty. The book is Culture Code by Dan Coyle.  This past summer Roycemore faculty...
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Roycemore School’s motto, fortis et prudens simul,  which is Latin for “strength and careful judgment together”, goes back to Roycemore’s beginnings.  The motto actually came from the Royce family, from which Roycemore’s name originates, and this motto is as relevant for us today as it was back in 1915. Let’s first consider what it means...
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“Growing up doesn’t stop until you reach your final resting place.”  -Viola Davis, from her speech at the NAIS Annual Conference, Long Beach, March 5, 2019 Thousands of independent school teachers, administrators, and board members were packed into the convention center at the NAIS Annual Conference last March to hear the opening speaker, Anderson Cooper,...
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It’s staggering.  This year, every minute of every day: 188 million emails are sentOver 18 million texts are sentOver 4.5 million YouTube videos are viewedNearly 4.5 million Google searches are conducted The statistics in the graph above were compiled by Domo from multiple sources to demonstrate the incredible volume of data that is generated in...
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