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The Third Leg of the Stool

Are we on the cusp of a new era for school reform? Years of research and numerous experts in the area of child development point to the overwhelming evidence that social-emotional skills and their development strongly support academic learning and other long-term benefits. It is time we balance the stool.

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Implementation Intentions: How to Plan Ahead for Distractions

In our work, environments matter a lot and can easily pull us away from our intent. By using the simple strategy of Implementation Intentions, you can plan responses to your most pressing distractions. The simple planning of If-Then statements helps to generate an expected response and works for any goal.

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The Inner Demons of Distraction

When we think about distractions to our attention and focus, as school leaders, we often think about external distractions. Things like phone calls, emails, people dropping in, or unplanned events are the first ones mentioned when I talk to principals. However, what about our internal distractions- those inner thoughts and feelings that interfere with our focus? See how you can tame those inner demons.

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Scheduling Your Focus

How can school leaders better recognize the type of attention they need and use it more consciously? Can you really control your focus and attention as a busy school leader? This post uses the FOCUS method to show you how you can manage your attention during the day.

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