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Attention on a Hazzy Whiteboard

Switching attention leaves residue. Sometimes I feel like I’m swimming through that residue. The schemas I’m holding need focused and sustained attention, and the cludgy remnants of previous mental states and distractions makes the thinking I enjoy turn into thinking that is exhausting (and poorly done).

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Thinking Wrongly

Understanding complexity sometimes requires you to think wrongly. A curious story about complex professional development processes.

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How to look at Problems

Every organization I’ve worked for encountered problems and challenges. I am a problem solver. I like to fix things (sometimes to a fault – I

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Weekly Learnings for May 6th. Teen Brain Edition.

As a young teacher we are always told to post our classroom rules at the start of the school year. Rule number one was always “Practice Common Sense”. The problem was what was common to me was rather uncommon to my students. Halfway through the year, I covered the first rule with a bumper sticker. It said, “There they go. I must follow them as I am their leader.”

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