Gratitude – The best free gift to yourself

I recently spoke with a principal who conducted a “gratitude challenge” in his school.  Over a very short period of time, he wrote dozens of thank you notes to all the people who had a connection with his school-teachers, paraprofessionals, central office staff, PTO, etc.  Then he hid those notes around the school. Students, upon …

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Soft skills are hard!

According to a Google search, “soft skills” are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. Teamwork, problem-solving, work ethic, flexibility and others fall into the “soft skills” family. For years, I have heard people refer to these soft skills as being (imagine stodgy old man voice) “critical for success …

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