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What Happened to my Matt’s Mumblings E-mails?

What Happened to my Matt’s Mumblings E-mails?

Posted on June 14, 2019

Me: Where did my e-mail list go? MailChimp Support: We really don’t know. Me: Well, I’m sure you bac…

My Week in an Alternate Reality

My Week in an Alternate Reality

Posted on June 14, 2019

I’m writing this post at 40,000 feet returning from an amazing eleven-day training trip in New Engla…

Let’s Find a Better Word: Paraprofessionals

Let’s Find a Better Word: Paraprofessionals

Posted on May 31, 2019

par·a·pro·fes·sion·al /ˌperəprəˈfeSH(ə)n(ə)l/ Noun. A person to whom a particular aspect of a profes…

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Final Thoughts

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Final Thoughts

Posted on May 24, 2019

We are burning ourselves out at alarming rates. There are aspects of our jobs that will not change….

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Making Actual Decisions!

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Making Actual Decisions!

Posted on May 17, 2019

How many meetings do you attend that have an established decision-making method?  Many teams don’t a…

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: A Quick Look at Agendas

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: A Quick Look at Agendas

Posted on May 3, 2019

Now that we have examined how meetings go wrong, let’s spend the next couple of posts examining how…

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Why We Hate Meetings!

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Why We Hate Meetings!

Posted on April 25, 2019

There exists a paradox in meetings. We need meetings to get things done, however, many meetings are…

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Characteristics Great Teams

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Characteristics Great Teams

Posted on April 19, 2019

Let’s continue our Creating Great Teams -Destroying Terrible Meeting series this week by looking at…

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Trust & Conflict

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Trust & Conflict

Posted on April 12, 2019

Last week we discussed team dynamics. It’s probably clear that a good team relies on strong relation…

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Team Dynamics

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Team Dynamics

Posted on April 5, 2019

I’m working on my next big writing project on Trauma-Sensitive Schools. As part of this project, I’m…

HIV Virus a Force for Good?

HIV Virus a Force for Good?

Posted on March 29, 2019

I hate the HIV virus. The thing is evil. How else could you identify something that accounted for ar…

Leaving Neverland

Leaving Neverland

Posted on March 22, 2019

Leaving Neverland is a new HBO Documentary focused on the sexual abuse experienced by two boys (now…