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Schools and school systems are scrambling to integrate social and emotional learning (“SEL”) into their curriculum, this is in addition to core academics — for many good reasons. < In my own participation in and observations of myriads of classrooms across a variety of public primary, middle, and high schools over the years, I’ve participated […]

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Cunningham Elementary, a diverse school nestled in south-central Austin, Texas, has recognized the importance of SEL for many years, but lacked a cohesive program, implementing only diffuse or informal pieces. – Now, with support from the district, teachers and administrators are fitting those pieces together to create a unified approach to SEL, embedded in all […]

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I obtained the following information as part of the “grand tip” that I receive as a function of my volunteer work. < The personal conclusions I share are my own conclusions and are not to be confused with the “grand tip” (the information) itself. < Here is a gripping 27-minute historical account (with actual movie […]

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The 2016 televised Iowa Primary caucuses and New Hampshire Primary coffee shop discussions have provided wonderful glimpses into the U.S. of A. as a working democracy-in-progress. < I also received a gripping glimpse into how some participants may be using only part of their full minds, remaining gripped by fear of change and the unknown. […]

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Wow!  This past week I (Dr. J) discovered The Wallace Foundation’s January 2013 Wallace Perspective, < “the first of a series of reports looking at school leadership and how it is best developed and supported.” < The Wallace Foundation supports efforts to improve leadership in public schools, having funded projects in 28 states and numerous […]

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Foundations of High Performance Learning Cultures

Posted November 30, 2015 By Norman Jentner

Do you require continuous learning by and among your employees and associates to maintain relevance and timeliness for your services or product offerings? < Does your organization require continuously agile and discretionary decision making to ensure appropriate design, creation, or delivery of products or services? < Are industry standards continuously changing, to which you and […]

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All businesses, < including not-for-profit and government institutions, < face accelerating and ever-increasing expectations and competition today.   < < Driving this are four key factors: < increasingly more effective technologies; < more effective technological and human processes; < more effectively engaged people; and < increasing abilities to respond more effectively to continuously evolving customer/client […]

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Or is this greater apparent openness due to a primary focus on “the whole person,” rather than on select products and services? < Over the past year, I have begun to apply my company’s new brand to not only the private business-to-business sector, but now also to public school arenas in Ohio and Colorado. < […]

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Volunteer Work with a Grand Tip

Posted August 3, 2015 By Norman Jentner

For more than two years I have respectfully declined multiple invitations to seriously consider applying my “conflict as opportunity©” philosophy and skills specifically within public K-12 school settings.  I believed I had “more important” business consultation engagements to pursue in the private sector. < Volunteer Work Can Often Be So Precious < I decided last […]

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STEM* findings suggest that we each will operate at our personal best, with optimal sustainability, when we pro-actively and regularly invest in our own “mindful” peace of mind. < ☞ Taking personal responsibility for HOW < ☛ We invest, by building upon personal discovery < ☞ Personally training ourselves < Our actions will be further […]

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