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Using Creativity in our Public Schools: Making and Building Beautiful Things

Using creativity in our Public Schools: Making and Building Beautiful Things… There is a beauty to actually making something and using creativity to make and build beautiful things is an incredible process.  It might not be perfect, it may not be beautiful in its own right, however there is a beauty to making something. And, […]

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Wrestling with the Tension of Learning–American Education Week

I am filled with hope and optimism about our journey in American Education. I want to thank you for your hard work on behalf of the children of your schools. I know we often think this is a sprint but it is truly a marathon. In our short time together, I have learned a few […]

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Celebrating Joy in Learning

A New Day Dawning in Centennial School District? There is a new initiative afoot in the Centennial School District.  It has been growing for a few years now and it is terribly exciting.  You probably haven’t heard it mentioned before because there isn’t a formal name to this initiative but I will be very surprised […]

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Stacking Firewood

When you are stacking firewood you quickly learn that  it is not that simple to do well. The wood is different lengths, its irregular.  Some of the wood has knots in it that make it cumbersome, there are rotten chunks that need to be discarded.   Some of the wood is straight and true but […]

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On Quality and Innovation

Watching the 2Cellos it is hard not to think about quality and innovation.  Two masterful artists took classical instruments and thought about them differently.  Now they are taking their skills around the world and showing thousands of fans different ways of thinking about music.  All of a sudden classical music is a little more fun, […]

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