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Veterans Day

Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2016

Waterford honors veterans on Veterans Day and thanks them for their service to our country.Mrs. Nebeker asked me to speak about Veteran’s Day. I myself am not a veteran and it is with a great deal of reverence that I approach this task.

I should like first to set the stage with a brief explanation of how Veterans Day came to be.

Mission, Market, and Stewardship in the 21st Century

Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

On my third day on the job, near the end of a get-to-know-you meeting, a frequent occurrence in these early months, a colleague asked if I planned to change Waterford’s mission. As you know, mission statements serve to articulate an organization’s fundamental reason to exist. Ideally, a mission statement informs, inspires and guides decision-making.

The Perfect Time to Make This Mistake

Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

As a Class VI Humanities teacher, I would say it to students and parents all the time: This is the perfect time to make this mistake. Whether it was finding the flaws in an organizational system, discovering a setback on grammar, or making a social misstep, the mistakes of Middle School were real opportunities for growth. I would regularly applaud my students for their mistakes, thank them for sharing them, and then ask the most important question: So, what will you do differently next time?

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