Category Archives: Character training

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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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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Discovering Your Power At Work

Susan Flower of the Blanchard Group reminds us that what we do does matter. We think we have no power, but we do. Read on:   An essential mindset for achieving your goals and contributing to the goals of others … Continue reading

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Looking Around at the Milestone Markers: Where Have We Come?

It is graduation time. After the celebration and the well-wishing for our graduating students, let’s take a few minutes to assess where education is. I know, we are all very interested in taking off, going for summer, sitting by a … Continue reading

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CONFLICT REDUCTION FOR CHILDREN!!! yay!

Since I do many workshops on conflict reduction for school personnel, I am frequently asked to provide something on teaching conflict reduction to children. Finally, I have it! Aware of the controversies, I didn’t want to speak until I had … Continue reading

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Open Consultant's Report to Pastor: You Have Options for Supporting Your Parents

A client asked me this question, and I realized every pastor in America should be asking it. Here is the question as I understand it: Although we have in the past promoted going to public school to be salt and … Continue reading

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Definite Techniques for Transformation

Triggers,  by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter       NY: Random, 2015 Okay, folks, we are talking about psychology and behavior here, not guns. This book begins sounding very psychologically oriented, but it was written by a management consultant, often brought in … Continue reading

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Martin Seligman on Learned Optimism in Management

Martin Seligman Learned Optimism Seligman is a psychologist and his work is very helpful for those teaching or rearing children. However there is much in this book that is helpful for management also. He was hired to help Metropolitan Life, … Continue reading

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