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Tim Elmore’s Favorite Things from 2020

By: Tim Elmore Each year, I usually post a list of my favorite books I’ve read the previous 12 months. This year, I am going to mix it up and go wider. Below, I have listed “a few of my favorite things,” (thank you Julie Andrews) thinking this might stimulate your mind and imagination. No…

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How Schools Can Practice Good Timing This Fall

Did you notice that people experienced an ebb and flow to their emotional state since we were all quarantined in March? I sure you did. At first, we were refreshed, by not having to drive to work or even get dressed up for Zoom meetings. Then, we declined a bit emotionally when we all got…

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How to Invest Your Time as a Coach in Today’s New Normal

More and more coaches are reaching out to each other, discussing how to best coach a team during this COVID-19 pandemic. We live in strange times. Who would have believed in February that by the end of April we would be: Ending the winter and spring season with no championships? Saying goodbye to our seniors…

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How to Lead in Times of Change

As a kid, I vividly remember getting my first cavity. I had never heard of such a thing, but the dentist explained that I had a hole in my tooth’s enamel that needed a filling. If that news wasn’t bad enough, he went on to ask, “Do you think you and your mother can stay…

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Six Steps to Move Students from Cynicism to Optimism

It was exactly 50 years ago that the Internet was born. In the fall of 1969, two letters were typed and transmitted online, forever altering the way knowledge, information, and communication happens among humans. On Oct. 29, 1969, Leonard Kleinrock, a professor of computer science at UCLA and his grad student, Charley Kline, sent a…

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Time’s 2019 Person of the Year Is a Teenager

Have you heard of Greta Thunberg? In many ways, she’s a typical 16-year old student from Sweden. She’s an adolescent on social media who wants to change the world. The big difference is—she actually is changing the world right now. Greta was just named TIME magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. Yep. She’s the youngest…

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