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In Structure is Freedom

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What are we missing when we have only one teacher in a classroom? Only one facilitator in a workshop? I've long believed that creating learning communities.....

A Powerful Shift of Perspective

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We are naturally wired to see what's wrong---to perceive risk, to notice a threat, to react. It's easy, it's natural, and it's limited.

Certain versus Open

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Experience and familiarity with a task often lead to certainty, habit, and ease. And that's a good thing, right? Or is it?

Risk Taking: Moving From Self-Sufficiency to Interdependence, and Back Again

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I grew up self-sufficient. We had five kids in my family, busy parents, and plenty of challenges. By the time I was six and in first grade, I could...

Adversity Sparks the Best in Us

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None of us looks forward to negative and traumatic events in our lives, yet these events come our way heedless of the welcome we fail to offer. Adversity brings gifts ...

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