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K-12 Education Needs Reimagining

K-12 Education Needs Reimagining

Jonathan T. Jefferson

Humankind's illusion of dominion over the earth has been shaken back to reality by an unseen stealth attack, perpetrated by the world’s only true superpower, mother nature. Among the billions of people taking shelter at home from her COVID-19 wrath, are tens of millions of American school children. Crisis of this magnitude reveal competent leaders, bumbling…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on May 13, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Quote from "Teddy" by J.D. Salinger

Excerpt from the short story Teddy by J.D. Salinger

 

“What would you do if you could change the educational system?” ….

 

“Well...I’m not too sure what I’d do,” Teddy said. “I know I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t start with the things schools usually start with.” He…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on June 25, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Trauma-Informed Culture by Jonathan T. Jefferson

Trauma-Informed Culture

Jonathan T. Jefferson

 

            Trauma-informed cultures are cognizant of the fact that their clients have been traumatized and will present with a host of issues that they seek to relieve without further negative impacts.  It is…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on May 29, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

School Superintendents’ Contracts - For academic innovation, 5 years is better than 3

School Superintendents’ Contracts

For academic innovation, 5 years is better than 3

 

Jonathan T. Jefferson

 

Too many people in leadership positions are there for the wrong reasons: ego, money, power, etc.  Subordinates are often left wondering if their supervisor was the best available person for the job.  In the world of public school education, choosing the wrong superintendent could have a detrimental impact…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on November 13, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The importance of Play

The Importance of Play

Jonathan T. Jefferson

 

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.” - Charles E. Schaefer

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on April 29, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Education: What Fareed Zakaria Missed

Education: What Fareed Zakaria Missed

 

Dr. Jonathan T. Jefferson

 

 

The title of this opinion piece may lead one to believe that I am going to be critical of Fareed Zakaria.  Far from it.  I am an avid watcher of his television…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on June 29, 2015 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Succeeding In Organizations

Succeeding In Organizations

Jonathan T. Jefferson

 

“If I knew back then, what I know now

If I understood the what, when, why and how

Now it’s clear to me what I should have done…”

George Benson 20/20 lyrics

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on May 29, 2015 at 9:48am — No Comments

As a Child - When an Adult

As a Child – When an Adult

Jonathan T. Jefferson

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”  1 Corinthians 13:11 King James Version

 

The above quote is a fitting start to this self-study.  I am not a religious man, and I rarely use quotes from religious texts.  As you will read, my…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on April 16, 2015 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Letter to Student-Athletes

October 14, 2014

 

Dear High School Student-Athlete:

There are many reasons to participate on a high school sports team.  Movement is the only way to nourish your brain.  A coach can be another adult in your life who wants you to succeed.  Your teammates become friends for life, and what’s cooler than representing your community?

In the New York Times bestselling book SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by Harvard…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on October 17, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Exercise and the Brain

Exercise and the Brain

By Jonathan Jefferson

“SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” by John J. Ratey, MD is the one book that all educators must read to fully understand the inseparable connection between exercise and the brain’s ability to acquire knowledge.  Long before this well structured, research-based book was released in 2008, I had admonished my colleagues that it was…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on July 15, 2014 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Bullying

Bullying

Dr. Jonathan T. Jefferson

“Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” – Harvey S. Firestone

Chapter three of my book MUGAMORE begins with the above quote.  Bullying is one of the topics touched upon in that chapter, which is based on true…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on June 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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