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Everyone Fails: It’s What You Do Next That Matters

Everyone Fails: It’s What You Do Next That Matters

As parents, teachers, students, companies, and society, we emphasize competition. We tell our athletes to “win at all costs.” In business, employees hear “there is no room for failure.” We evaluate our students, and their teachers, primarily on their ability to pass...

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Classroom Habitudes Manifesto on Change This

Classroom Habitudes Manifesto on Change This

I’m honored, privileged and quite frankly, ecstatic(!) that Classroom Habitudes is now a manifesto on ChangeThis! ChangeThis is a site birthed from an idea by Seth Godin and operated by the folks at 1-800-CEO-READ ( click through to download the manfiesto) Among some...

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Classroom Habitudes Lesson: Courage – The Fear Gradient

Classroom Habitudes Lesson: Courage – The Fear Gradient

This is an excerpt from my book, Classroom Habitudes. The following presentation and mini-lesson is one I share with students in teaching the Habitude of Courage. The italicized text in the mini-lesson (below presentation) is what I say to the class. “One courageous...

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Classroom Habitudes in Action

Classroom Habitudes in Action

Photo by Kate Macate on Unsplash Just as I was getting ready to post a Classroom Habitudes conversation that I had the pleasure of having with students this past week, I received this e-mail from a teacher: Greetings Angela, "Nothing is more powerful than an idea...

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Choosing to Celebrate Life on the Anniversary of Death

Choosing to Celebrate Life on the Anniversary of Death

Photo by Mona Eendra on Unsplash There are days we celebrate, that we remember to remember, to cherish and to be grateful for. Today, I will remember, cherish and be grateful, even though it’s for a remembrance I wish I never had. Today marks the fourth anniversary of...

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Lessons from the Sandbox

Lessons from the Sandbox

As a teacher, I’ve seen extraordinary things happen in the sandbox. From friendships being formed to brilliant dreams explored, the sandbox was the place where we created, shared ideas, and learned to love, trust, and depend on one another. Somewhere between grade...

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Words Matter: What Values Do Your Words Convey?

Words Matter: What Values Do Your Words Convey?

Words matter. I encourage people to choose their words wisely, because the words we choose have a powerful effect on other people. As this post showed, the words we choose matter not only for teachers, but for anyone else who plays an important role in someone’s life....

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Choose To Love

Choose To Love

This is a guest post by Maggie Moran, a recent graduate of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College who has interned with us at Choose2Matter. Maggie is teaching a summer enrichment program and is pursuing her Masters and Special Ed Certification. Here, she...

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