Tag Archives: Education

Do You Really Want to Win? (#11 – Reflections from the Frontline)

Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #11 – Do You Really Want to Win? Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discusses the experience of driving to win.  Even in the classroom, the teachers need to have a concept of winning in order to obtain success and results.  But doing what it takes to win (hard work, effort, extra time […]

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Coasting Along (#10 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #10 – Coasting Along Synopsis: Dr. Duncan reflects on teachers who are content to “coast along.”  They do not have a goal to succeed themselves, let alone their students.  They strive to let recess go a little longer, let their students run rampant, or give worthless assignments.  He challenges […]

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Creating a Permanent Underclass (#9 – Reflections from the Frontline)

Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #9 – Creating a Permanent Underclass Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discussed the important role that teachers have with students.  If teachers, educators, families, etc fail to educate the students, they are in a sense creating a “permanent underclass.”  This references the people on the impoverished end of the economic system.  Education […]

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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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New Series: Reflections from the Frontline

I was blessed to read the book written by one of my good friends Dr. Sabin Duncan. Dr. Sabin Duncan is the Associate Director of the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute & the Honors College at Hampton University.  His book is a journey of his experience as a young educator and the lessons that he […]

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Quote for the Day: Steve Jobs

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.  You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in […]

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Quote for the Day: Phil Jackson

Anger is the enemy of instruction.

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Don’t Apologize for Me

When I was at Cornerstone Schools, the program began with the students performing a brief skit.  They had memorized lines and recited them in front of all of the mentors.  When the microphone was passed to one young man, he said three words…..then froze.  Words would not come out.  To his credit, he passed the […]

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Quote for the Day: Bill Backman

It’s bad luck to be superstitious.

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Quote for the Day: Dick Gregory

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people. 

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