Brinkmanship

The art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping, especially in politics.  Does this sound like someone we know? We’re so civilized.  Everything can be solved by diplomacy.  Use the right words, the right inflections, the right gestures, the right tone of voice.  You can convince someone who’s […]

Taking Steps toward Leadership–Do you think for yourself?

If I were to post some quotes from people in politics regarding issues in the news, platforms, or perspectives, would you have to know the speaker before you made a choice as to whether to agree or disagree? Why do we listen to celebrities on political points?  Does their celebrity indicate independent thought, research, deep […]

Taking Steps Toward Leadership–in the classroom

https://mystudentvoices.com/confessions-of-a-bad-teacher-why-i-left-my-dream-job-7c6cb896fd1b This broke my heart.  I was a teacher for years in the public and private sectors.  I got fired from every job.  My classes did amazing things.  I had a 4th grade class that sang Silent Night in German in 4 parts, acapella.  I had a K-6 group that wrote their own Christmas musical.  […]

Taking Steps–what makes you qualified?

Mark Zuckerburg is getting grilled.  There were a plethora of opening statements from congressmen and from Mark…all saying the same thing in rather ostentatious and verbose ways. People got into Facebook and stole information…well investigated and got information.  And then *gasp* used it!  Things like your birth date, your mother’s maiden name, the last 4 […]