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How Can We Help You?

CONSULTING: Targeted solutions for small businesses including organizational Assessments/original research and implementations including staff training. I started with office organizing and work flow process and made so much difference to the bottom line, that my friends told me to start … Continue reading

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Need Help Getting the Word Out?

I’ve been working for the past coupe of years on encouraging pastors/ministers/congregational leaders to start childcare centers in their buildings — because I think that would be a great contribution to society. It would help children, their family, their neighborhood, … Continue reading

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Heavily Decorated Classroom Disrupt Learning – Scientists say

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/heavily-decorated-classrooms-disrupt-attention-and-learning-in-young-children.html?fbclid=IwAR3UxIB6PDnD3oGvIp0XkGz5lORtfE4g0t_lpUxDh_GcKZdWJwgLVhiK-j0   Howevermuch you think it is heretical:  too much is too much. Montessori knew that. You know that. Plan your classroom decorations to go with what you are teaching and clear out the old.

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Links Relating to Storybook Selection and Purchase

Caldecott Winners   (Hosted by Association for Library Service to Children)           http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal Parents’ Choice  http://www.parents-choice.org/allawards.cfm The Kindergarten Canon, by Fordham   https://edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/flypaper/2012/the-kindergarten-canon.html Redeemed Reader https://redeemedreader.com/ Some Christian mothers review books:  https://ccbreview.blogspot.com/ Advance Publishing, owned by Author and Activist … Continue reading

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Character Development Arising

I got a report at a conference yesterday that more public schools are adopting character development into their curricula. As you know I have been a supporter of this move for a few years. When I started there were at … Continue reading

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Excellence in Education Has to be Inspired in Your Staff.

Anything you do without enthusiasm makes you less of who you were meant to be. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Once enthusiasm is lost, it’s like starting a fire with wet wood. Enthusiasm is: Strength. … Continue reading

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Great Time with Directors in Houston

Recently I was in Houston, at a new conference, and once again I had a packed out room with enthusiastic participants. I may be the only trainer around who specializes in helping directors with the business end of their work. … Continue reading

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Stories with Morals

Since the 70s, morals to a story have been specifically not permitted in most paid writing. Why not? Since we now know that academic success is predicted foremost by character training, we need to reverse this. On second thought, all … Continue reading

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Our Mission : Helping You Meet Your Mission

We do basic management consulting for small businesses, churches, and schools. Our greatest expertise is understanding the social dynamics of the workgroup. The second is sympathetic coaching of the frontline manager.  Original assessment research and follow-up required. Topics for training … Continue reading

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Peter Yarrow's Anti-Bullying Campaign is Gentle, Playful, and Useful

Many of my clients are directors of preschools. They will immediately see the usefulness of this anti-Bullying campaign. Other managers or trainers might find the music of Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mayr) pleasant enough to add to their … Continue reading

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