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‘I’m not done fighting’ | Notes & Review

December 23, 2010

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http://www.newsweek.com/2010/12/06/why-michelle-rhee-isn-t-done-with-school-reform.html http://www.studentsfirst.org/ The following are some key quotes from the article: While I had to make many structural changes–overhauling the system for evaluating teachers and principals, adopting new reading and math programs, making sure textbooks got delivered on time–I believed the hardest thing would be changing the culture. As it is with any organization. Let’s […]

The Calling | Notes & Review

December 21, 2010

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http://www.whatsyourcalling.org/the-film Available on iTunes. PBS Independent Films website. I began taking notes, and then realized about 15% of the way into the film, this is not a note taking kind of documentary. It’s a slower paced more sentimentally empathic documentary. While I expected more of a thoughtful engagement with the challenges, tensions, ideologies, theologies, cultures, etc., […]

Known

December 15, 2010

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I posted Why Youth Are Devalued in American Culture on November 20, 2010 and have shared on this blog quite a bit about the value of youth. In the midst of education cuts, short-lived youth pastors in churches, and media’s commodification of our young, here is a refreshing testimony! I know there are hundred of thousands of […]

The Orthodox Heretic | Notes & Review

December 11, 2010

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Peter Rollins. The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible Tales. Paraclete Press, 2009 (184) http://peterrollins.net/index.html How to speak of something that cannot be said? (ix) Parables subvert this desire to make faith simple and understandable. They do not offer the reader clarity, for they refuse to be captured in the net of a single interpretation and […]

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make | Notes & Review

December 9, 2010

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Hans Finzel. The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make. David C. Cook, 2007. (224 pages) INTRODUCTION A leader takes people where they would never go on their own. (19) The good you do can be destroyed by the precautions you fail to take. (22) An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of good leadership. (22) […]

TED | William Ury: The Walk From “No” to “Yes”

December 3, 2010

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Find The Eighteenth Camel There is this Middle Eastern story of a man who willed to his three sons his 17 camels. To the first son 1/2 of the camels, to the second son 1/3, and to the third son 1/9. 17 doesn’t divide by any of those numbers. Conflict arose, and they decided to […]

Race To Nowhere | Notes & Review

December 3, 2010

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http://www.racetonowhere.com/ Some QUOTES and SENTIMENTS from the film: Many of the symptoms our kids are experiencing–headaches, stomachaches, depression, etc.–are stress-induced. Much of what we are doing in education is “de-humanizing.” “Some of the pressure is real.” Our systems have not adapted to the changing demographics. Much of the depression and anxiety that they feel in […]