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// Planning
JUL
10
2018

How to Run Creative Meetings

For some people, Creative Meetings are the best kind. There are no wrong answers in these contexts, since the objective is just to generate ideas. You don’t need to do the hard work of coming to a decision, rolling out key information in a memorable way, or motivating team
JUN
19
2018

Engaged Learning for All-That Means You, Too

By: Julie Wilson   Many schools and districts are working on strategic plans that include at their heart a vision of graduating students who are lifelong learners, with indispensable ‘must-have’ skills such as creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Thanks to the
MAY
22
2018

The Innovative Programming Research Collaborative

The Akribos Group and The Office of Evaluation Research and School Improvement (OERSI) with The University of Alabama’s College of Education’s have formed a strategic partnership – The Innovative Programming Research Collaborative (IPRC) – to provide educational research support
APR
25
2018

The Seven Last Words of an Organization

By: Robin Huebner, Guest Contributor “We never did it that way before.” I am sure that we have all heard this response to new and innovative practices developed to meet the changing needs of our students and communities.  These seven words are a quick and often automatic response
APR
11
2018

Planning Time and Return on Investment

By: Dr. Faron L. Hollinger The vital relationship between effective planning and successful outcomes in education, business, politics, and all other professions is undeniable. According to noted author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar “if you aim at nothing you will hit it
MAR
28
2018

Self Respect

Listen to the following audio clip of Dr. Kevin Elko speaking on Self Respect by clicking on the image below.   Dr. Kevin Elko has served as a performance consultant for The Pittsburgh Steelers, The Dallas Cowboys, The Philadelphia Eagles, The Miami Dolphins, The New Orleans
MAR
12
2018

Set the Temperature Goals

Don’t wish your way through your leadership experience with your team– set goals so you know you will achieve success.
MAR
12
2018

Introducing Dr. Ed Nichols, Recognized Thought Leader and Guest Contributor

Ed Nichols is a former teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent in public education for 30 years. He holds a Doctorate and Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration from the University of Alabama.  He also holds a Bachelor and Masters
FEB
28
2018

The Winning Emotion of “Enough”

Listen to the following audio clip of Dr. Kevin Elko speaking on Enough by clicking on the image below.   Dr. Kevin Elko has served as a performance consultant for The Pittsburgh Steelers, The Dallas Cowboys, The Philadelphia Eagles, The Miami Dolphins, The New Orleans
FEB
14
2018

Helping Families Initiative Successfully Heads Off Crime and Saves Society Money

The Helping Families Initiative (HFI) that began in Mobile 15 years ago seeks to expand in Alabama to enable more families and schools to turn young people away from crime and toward more productive lives. Former Mobile County District Attorney and state school board Vice