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Quote for the Day: Billy Joel (Express Yourself)

..Though [money is] crucial to make a living, that shouldn’t be your inspiration or your aspiration. Do it for yourself, your highest self, for your own pride, joy, ego, gratification, expression, love, fulfillment, happiness-whatever you want to call it.  Do it because it’s what you have to do.  And if you make this music for […]

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Quote for the Day: Amelia Earhart (Act Now)

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.  The fears are paper tigers.  You can do anything you decide to do.  You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

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Quote for the Day: Leonardo da Vinci (Persistence)

Obstacles cannot crush me.  Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.  He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.

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Quote for the Day: Mark Twain (Success)

The way to learn to do things is to do things.  The way to learn a trade is to work at it.  Success teaches how to succeed.  Begin with the determination to succeed, and the work is half done already.

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Quote for the Day: President Bill Clinton (Being Judgemental)

I think that one of the greatest sins of character almost everybody is vulnerable to is pride.  And we all tend to look at other people who do things we don’t agree with or think are bad things and say, well, whatever is wrong with me, at least I’m not that.  And I think sometimes […]

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The Myth of Quiet Classroom (#8 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #8 -The Myth of Quiet Classroom Synopsis: Dr. Duncan recalls when he was a principal, he would walk by some classrooms and there would be utter silence.  While on the surface this appeared successful, what he later found out was that the students were not grapsing the material  There […]

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Quote for the Day: Robert Rubin (Decisions)

As I think back over the years, I have been guided by four principles for decision-making.  First, that there is no certainty.  Second, every decision, as a consequence, is a matter of weighing possibilities.  Third, despite uncertainty we must decide and we must act.  And lastly, we must evaluate decisions not just on the results, […]

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Sometimes…You Only Plant the Seed (#7 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #7 -Sometimes…You Only Plant the Seed Synopsis: Dr. Duncan tells the story of a child that appeared to have behavioral issues.  Dr. Duncan spent time with the student, even beating him home on one occasion so that he could talk to both he and his mother.  During a meeting […]

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Quote for the Day: U.S. Senator Barack Obama (Humility)

I also recognize that part of my job as a Christian is to recognize that I may not always be right, that God doesn’t speak to me alone,…And I guess I think to myself, you know, I have to struggle a little but more and admit that certain human fallibility, and not assert my unyielding […]

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More than an Instructional Leader (#6 – Reflections from the Frontline)

Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #6 – More than an Instructional Leader Synopsis: Dr. Duncan details his experience as a new elementary principal with the introduction of Ms. Lozado.  Ms. Lozado was a teaching assistant who was loved by the kids as well as staff.  She had aspirations to become a full-time teacher, however, she […]

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