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Learning Coaches – An Option For Re-Imagined Learning

PDF Download of this post School districts across the country and around the world are working on ways to reimagine schooling during a pandemic.  The solutions they come up with will involve shortened in-school time, mask wearing during class, no recess, zoom sessions and more.  Families will need to think about childcare for younger students on weird schedules of “2 days this week, 3 days next week” rotations.   While the situation will be in flux and change by the moment (we will all get tired of “Phase I” and “Phase 2” talk), one thing is likely: students will be doing much of their schooling away from the physical presence of a teacher.  Because of this, we

Getting and Giving Permission – A Profound Act of Relationship

Minding the Gap: Permission  (A PDF Download is available for free above) People are automatic, habitual listeners. There is a routine way that you listen.  You get used to listening a certain way over time and that becomes your go-to, without you ever choosing.  It is like a potluck: someone says ‘bring a dish to share’ and you automatically go to your homemade salsa, fruit salad, dessert or whatever it is you always bring to share.   Because you often do not choose how you listen, each day you may feel like you are not being heard, or you notice you are not listening to others.  We have only found two ways to counter that automatic

By |2020-06-04T09:03:04-06:00June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Virtual Meeting Strategies #3

**In this new normal of remote work, how can you help people connect and maintain team performance?  We are sharing effective strategies to boost engagement taken from our online Minding the Gap Master Class that are just as helpful in this new virtual world, where the "Gap" is often very evident. Without a doubt, the most common mistake we witness with educators, managers or facilitators happens within the first 10 minutes of working with a group.  Quite simply, they start too fast.  We know from research and our own 25+ years experience that it takes time for people to join in and get on the same page with you. You may have heard it referred to as the difference

By |2020-04-28T13:47:21-06:00April 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Virtual Meeting Strategies #2

**In this new normal of remote work, how can you help connection thrive and maintain team performance?  We are sharing effective strategies to boost engagement taken from our online Minding the Gap Master Class that are just as helpful in this new virtual world, where the "Gap" can be very evident. One of the ideas from last week - "Begin Before It Begins" - received this comment from an educator in Nebraska: "I have been scheduling weekly Zoom calls which have been good but I have been disappointed with the low numbers of students participating.  Then I realized I was only sending out one short post on the Remind App. I decided after reading the post to

Best Virtual Meeting Strategies #1

**In this new normal of remote work, how can you help connection thrive and maintain team performance?  Over the next two weeks we will share effective strategies to boost engagement taken from our Minding the Gap Master Class that are just as helpful in this new virtual world, where the "Gap" can be very evident. Companies and teams are several weeks in now to this new reality of virtual meetings.  If you were not used to them before or find yourself going a bit crazy after five hours of staring at Brady Bunch-like views of your colleagues, the three ideas below may help. 1. Begins Before it Begins Remember how much work could often get done before

Daily Practice #1 – Elementals: Relationship and Movement

In the midst of shelter-in-place and quarantine, and as we all practice different ways of being and doing, BoldLeaders will offer regular posts to share ways to use your Elementals.  The Elementals are core aspects of being human that we all share.  We like to say they are "the doing of being".  One of the best parts about practicing the Elementals is that they get you into ACTION.  Mental health experts are warning us that one of the biggest challenges to the current situation is a kind of mental atrophy that can easily set in when forced to limit your activities and location.  Take a look at the Elementals below and use the questions to stimulate actions you can

By |2020-03-25T06:36:50-06:00March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent Updates With BoldLeaders 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, here are the current happenings at BoldLeaders.  Find a way to participate and plug in below! During the last two years our Bold Fellows program has done incredible work around the world.  This program open to past participants and other stakeholders who are working on (or want to develop) social impact projects within their community.   To date the Fellows have worked with over 31,000 people!  Keep an eye on our Facebook page and in newsletters to hear more and more updates and reports from the Bold Fellows. As you can tell, we continue to upgrade and maintain our website!  Be sure to investigate our three call to action items: For the

Elemental Human Resources – Use It or Lose It

  Michael Donahue wrote about the origins of BoldLeaders' practice of Elemental Human Resources in this essay.  The story continues to evolve and we are always interested in your perspectives, so please comment below! Use It or Lose It The Idea of Basic Human Resources “We become adapted to the lack of use of our basic human resources and they respond by becoming unfamiliar to us.” -Alexis Carrel- It was 1998 and I was pointing to the quote above, scrawled on a sheet of flipchart paper resting on a tripod, in a dark classroom in Denver’s East High School.  Most of the assembled teens were students of color. There were more boys than girls and they were

By |2019-05-11T16:55:10-06:00March 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent Updates With BoldLeaders 2017

It has been awhile since we let the BoldLeaders family and stakeholders know what has been going on!  So without further ado, here are some recent initiatives: During February to July, we enrolled 62 Fellows from 11 countries into our Bold Fellows program .  This is open to past participants and other stakeholders who are working on (or want to develop) social impact projects within their community.  The program included developing an online platform for them to get resources, talk with each other about their work and blog about their experiences.  The initial sign-up period took place during the first half of this year and got a great response.  To date they have directly worked with over

Random Reflections…

Apply what you learnt from life so far…”   “All human life has its seasons and cycles, and no one’s personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, gives way to spring and summer, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, and that summer, but they do, and always.” ~Truman Capote   I feel more in control and alive, and this shift makes me speak clearer in what I need and how I have to be. The reflection movies I am watching daily has shown me a lot of weaknesses in how I fall into a trend of getting carried away by other people’s

By |2017-03-15T07:34:35-06:00March 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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