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SEP
24
2013

Step Up and Stand Out

Leadership is, without question, one of the most widely discussed topics in our contemporary business and professional culture.  Scholarly types have offered numerous theories regarding the identification and development of potential leaders and their focus has often been on
SEP
10
2013

Moving Forward

  One of the basic tenets of the Akribos Group is to help schools and school districts move forward. While praiseworthy, this objective is deceptively simple. Moving forward requires that we make progress on several fronts at once. In order to move forward we must recognize
SEP
10
2013

The Power of We

As I continue to reflect back through the rearview mirror of professional experience, I recognize that I have been privileged to work with a number of outstanding leaders.  Those who truly stand out certainly possessed impressive personal, intellectual and professional
AUG
01
2013

Thesis of Services

Greetings From The Akribos Group: Today’s educational environment, characterized by increasing demands and rising expectations, compounded by the harsh reality of declining and limited resources, has created a climate of unprecedented challenge for educational institutions across
JAN
30
2013

Leadership Lessons From My Rear View Mirror

The Elephant in the Mirror By: Dr. Faron L. Hollinger I am not sure who coined the phrase “experience is the best teacher” but I certainly do agree.  Reflecting back, past experience has been a very effective teacher for me.  Some of the most powerful and memorable lessons have
DEC
13
2012

The Character of Leadership

As I look back through the rear view mirror of my past experience and my relationships with a number of exemplary leaders, I have concluded that effective leadership is strongly linked to a common core of values, beliefs, and convictions that define the individual and ultimately
NOV
26
2012

Twelve23 Education Alliance Equips Educators

For Dr. Faron Hollinger, coordinator of the University of Mobile Center for Leadership’s Twelve23 Education Alliance, education is about developing potential, both personally and professionally. Hollinger’s heart for developing others has motivated his career of more
SEP
21
2012

The Transfer of Learning

In the respective fields of education, psychology, and research, various learning theories provide the basis for a conceptual framework that describes how information is absorbed, processed, and retained as part of the learning process.  Ultimately, the goal of effective learning
AUG
23
2012

Testing to Teach

Testing has always been and will doubtless continue to be an integral component in the educational process as a measure of student retention for instructional content and experiential learning.  Volumes have been written pertaining to the technical aspects of test development,
JUL
21
2012

Innovations, Technologies and Trust

In the summer of 1969, the world watched the unfolding drama of the Apollo 11 Space Mission in which American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin successfully landed on the moon’s surface and returned safely to Earth 8 days later.  Most of us who witnessed this momentous