Achieving Perfection Without Being Perfect

Zak Cohen (@cohen_zak) is a partner consultant with Resonance Education Inc and the Middle School Director at the St. Francis School in Louisville, Kentucky. He has taught Social Studies, Language...

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Stashing Joy

Uncategorized Jan 18, 2021

During our Courageous Administrator Zoom on Tuesday night, we talked about how it takes five positive thoughts to counterbalance one negative thought (Dr. John Gottman).

When I learned...

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Big Hairy Audacious Goals

I've never written resolutions or yearly goals because I've never been able to keep consistent with them.

I've resisted and resented time constraints.

I've yearned for the destination and...

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A Thin Line in SEL Facilitation

I have long been a practitioner of social emotional learning (before it was called SEL) in my high school social studies classroom and implicitly facilitated the development of these skills. By...

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Being Called In

I’ve worn glasses since the third grade. I have sat in an optometrist’s chair 37 times and been asked, “Which lens provides the best view: 1 or 2? 2 or 3?” I am amazed at...

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Cognitive Dissonance and Duck Eggs

I drove past a farm with a large sign that read, “DUCK EGGS FOR SALE.” I immediately felt nauseous by the idea of eating a duck egg. Ducks are the cute creatures that I see swimming on...

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Beyond Hugs and High-Fives

Last week, a district administrator shared a question a teacher asked, "So, how do I integrate SEL? Just hug the kids when they are upset? High five them as they walk into the room?"

Over the last...

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