I finally understand.

For months, I’ve been bewildered by people who have resisted, even fought, the directive to wear a mask.  I’ve heard some people proclaim that being told to wear a mask is unconstitutional.  Others have argued that masks represent silence, slavery and social death. For lack of any rational explanation, I’ve defaulted to simply believing that …

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You may want to sit down for this. I am a liberal.

Yes, for those of you following my social media, my posts for the last several years were not an exercise in sarcasm, but my inability to resist sharing my impassioned and sometimes inflamed feelings about the current public narrative.   Those same posts have undoubtedly memorialized my liberal tendencies.  However, very little about which I’ve …

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Autonomy

I recently watched a Ted Talk by author Daniel Pink in which he discussed intrinsic motivation. During the talk, Pink identified several factors that nurture or diminish intrinsic motivation. However the one that stood out the most was “autonomy.” According to Pink, “to be fully motivated, you must be able to control what you do, …

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Self-Care for (School) Leaders (and anyone reading this)

School administrators regularly engage with students, staff and families who are in crisis, are experiencing depression, anxiety or a host of other mental health ailments. However, the pandemic and recent social unrest have secured trauma and mental health a place at the top of the leaderboard.  As a result, it is more important than ever …

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