Tag Archives: Reflections from the Frontline

Finding Your Voice (#5 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #5 – Finding Your Voice Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discusses the importance of having “your own voice”….maintain and develop your individuality.  It if acceptable to follow the rules of the organization, but do it in the manner that works for you.  Dr. Duncan shares his experience with falling into the […]

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The Value of Home Visits (#4 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #4 – The Value of Home Visits Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discusses his tactic of visiting students homes during the school year.  This proved effective for him to not only to get to know the student, but also the parents and the home situation.  The student may have a behavior […]

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The Common Demoninator (#3 – Reflections from the Frontline)

Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #3 – The Common Denominator Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discusses his experience with negotiating with parents, specifically on actions that are best for their child.  Parents can sometimes become difficult handle, especially if they feel the action is not in the best interest for this child. However, Dr. Duncan was able […]

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Social Promotion (#2 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #2 – Social Promotion:  The School Improvement Parasite Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discusses his displeasure of the practice of passing students just to move the on.  Some teachers will move the student on to the next grade so that they do not have to deal with the student any longer.  […]

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The Cesspool (#1 – Reflections from the Frontline)

Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #1 – The Cesspool in Your School Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discusses how he was warned as a new teacher about patronizing the teacher’s lounge.  The teachers lounge had become the “cesspool” of the school – teachers complaining about students, about the leadership, about each other, etc.  He learned quickly that […]

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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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