Goldilocks Theory of Parenting

Goldilocks Theory of Parenting Helicopters, Snowplows, Tiger Moms and Goldilocks Lots of news is being shared since the information broke about parents paying to get their kids in select colleges. As a retired high school principal, friends would ask me, ‘is this true?” My response was, “Well, Duh.” I have […]

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“Never Mistake Motion for Action

New Rule: “Never Mistake Motion for Action” Ernest Hemingway is credited with the quote, “never mistake motion for action.” I agree. Here are my top five reasons for being busy and keeping the status quo. 1. Words and bluster tend to be a signal that not much will happen. 2. […]

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Beware of Cats in the Dog House

New Rule: Beware of  Cats in the Dog House A Theory to Consider Many of us started teaching in the 60s (some even in the 50s)  We remember we thought we had problems. In the 70s, court cases made attendance in school more optional.  On one hand, learning is not […]

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Be a Boss not a SSOB

New Rule: Be a BOSS not a SSOB A good BOSS is Benevolent, Open, Sensitive, and Smart.  A bad Boss spelled backward, is a double SOB. The advice Bob Sutton (2010) offers is a good one – if you want to be a good boss, think of the bosses you […]

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