Putting the “It” Back in Teaching...

Sep 5, 2012 by

In my area of the country it is “Back to School” week.  I know that my colleagues in other parts of the country have been in session one, two or more weeks already.  Whether we are in our first week or finishing our first month, this new school year stretches before us with plans and possibilities. This summer I had the privilege of hearing a talented BER colleague, Lynn Stenroos, present a keynote address at a summer conference.  She titled the keynote “The IT Factor” based on Mark Wiskup’s book The It Factor: Be the One People Like, Listen to, and Remember.  My comments here are adapted from her ideas.  Wiskup defines the “IT” factor as “the remarkable ability to instantly create honest and powerful connections, in every meeting and every social interaction, every...

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