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Opportunity and Empathy in our New Learning Landscape

By Scott Murphy / March 23, 2020

This blog follows an interview with two of PEBC’s lab host teachers, Ana Mettler and Jana Durbin. Ana is completing her final year as an educator and, as she shared with me, has had to speed up her technology skills to navigate this new landscape. Jana is mid-career and at […]

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Engaging Community…Literally Virtually

By Scott Murphy / March 1, 2020

Language is powerful. Really powerful. And in this pandemic, we are beginning to use some terms that will have a significant effect on us in the short term as well as beyond. “I’ve got a Zoom meeting today.” “Do you want to Google Meet later this week?” “I couldn’t do […]

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Our Schools Are All About People Work

By Scott Murphy / November 20, 2019

…and to move them, we’ve got to be really good at it! Let’s be clear.  We don’t run meetings.  We don’t do agendas or protocols.  We don’t direct implementation of new programs, initiatives or roll outs.  We don’t obsess over data. We facilitate people. As leaders of schools, teams and […]

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Facilitating Groups is Really Hard

By Scott Murphy / October 8, 2018

In schools we have asked people to coach and mentor individuals.  We work with one person and support her growth through coaching conversations and collaboration.  We wield these skills of pausing, probing, paraphrasing. We listen and ask really effective questions.  We do this with just one person and it is […]

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Grounding: Moving People Into Space

By Scott Murphy / October 6, 2016

Scott Murphy, MA You are driving home from a busy day at work, fragments of one situation or another still tumbling around in your head. You hear the voices, consider the possibilities and talk back as if they might change their thinking now many hours later. What you don’t realize […]

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