Jenny Fox is here and over there, too.

In 2008, Jenny Fox, who worked at a school for children with learning differences came out with a book about developing children’s strengths through school programs.  Jenny Fox has shoulder length brown hair with bangs. Her middle initial, like mine is M. She lives in England. I
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What Do Young People Need to Be Successful in Life?

The number one question people ask me is how to ensure their child’s future happiness. And I always hold my tongue. Happiness cannot be sustained. Happiness is only one emotion and it is interdependent on the wide range of emotions that make a person human. Happiness isn’t
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Boredom, Boys and What’s Next

Every day I hear another story of a teen boy who is slowly, yet seemingly systematically “checking out” of the world as we know it. These boys are generally very intelligent–in fact, they are often more intellectually astute than their peers. Many of the boys I have
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My True Calling

      I was born to be a teacher. I knew this at a very early age when I played school with my brothers and friends in our recreation    room in our basement. I was always the teacher and my name was Mrs. Beach. My first name was Sandy, but I never told my pretend students that name.
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If You Gave Me Just 5 More Minutes….

         It’s day three and we are right where we promised to be: hands-on, critical thinking, engaged in making robots while at the same time while learning some history.  For instance, the word robot didn’t come into our lexicon by scientists but by a dramatist in Prague
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Global Strengths Program

The Clariden School in Southlake, TX is undergoing a wonderful transformation. They redesigning their upper school into what is referred to as The Global Strengths Program. The 7-12 grade curriculum will be project rather than discrete subject based. To graduate, students will complet
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Teaching to What End?

Why do good teachers deserve professional respect? They do because successful teachers are people who possess the same skill sets as most successful CEOs. To be a good teacher one must be a skilled planner, sale meeting annual objectives in several different courses or domains. The an
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Back to School Strengths Tips

Although most of the country is still sweltering in the throes of summer heat, young people across the nation are thinking about new school supplies and what to wear on that on that anticipated first day of classes. A new year means a new start and here are some strengths tips that wi
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The One Thing That Will Truly Impact Our Future

Education will continue to be a topic of concern as we try and assess what went wrong with our economy. We can focus on all kinds of ways to measure achievement in a misguided attempt to “catch up with” other countries around the world who test better than we do, or we can
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Developing Talent is Key in Transforming Education

This week, nurse President Obama implored school children to take responsibility for their own educations. He said, “I want to start with the responsibility you have to yourself. Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And
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