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Fred Ende

Fred Ende is the director of curriculum and instructional Services for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Fred currently blogs for SmartBrief Education, and his two books, Professional Development That Sticks, and Forces of Influence, are available from ASCD. Connect with Fred on his website or on Twitter.

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Resolve NOT to do these 3 things in 2022
Resolve NOT to do these 3 things in 2022

Educator vows to avoid toxic positivity, injection of uncertainty

Asking questions can result in better connections
Asking questions can result in better connections

Questions can foster connections that lead to solutions

How to battle information overload
How to battle information overload

Listen to other perspectives without being duped by disinformation.

Moving past noise and silence by welcoming voice
Moving past noise and silence by welcoming voice

3 ways to encourage a group’s silent ones to speak up and the loudest voices to tone down.

Don’t let "what was" get in the way of "what’s next"
Don’t let "what was" get in the way of "what’s next"

Get out of a rut -- or stop spinning your wheels -- by embracing the opportunities of new challenges.

Better decision-making can come from patience 
Better decision-making can come from patience 

Take the time to understand what people are thinking, why they are thinking it and how to bridge any gaps.

Improve decisions, experiences with 4 reflection methods
Improve decisions, experiences with 4 reflection methods

True reflection can lead to better, more useful insights.

How leaders can stay grounded in the present
How leaders can stay grounded in the present

Reflecting on the here and now and breaking down goals into manageable parts help.

Fear of normalcy
Fear of normalcy

How educators can conquer worries about returning to what was

One year later ... Focusing on opportunities, not losses
One year later ... Focusing on opportunities, not losses

Educators can achieve more by focus on the flexibility, resilience and gratitude gained during the pandemic rather than the inertia, fear and selfishness that came to light.

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