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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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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.

From connections to community
From connections to community

How can we make sure we move from simple connections to rich community? Three steps to get us there.

Staying the course
Staying the course

How to be prudent as we move from response to recovery.

2021: My educational guiding principles
2021: My educational guiding principles

An educator shares his personal goals -- his guiding principles -- and what he’s doing to make sure they don’t slip off his radar this year.

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