Stand Out from the Crowd: Part 4 – Thoughtful Opinions!

How many weeks would it take for me to get fired? That was the wager several of my coworkers had after a staff meeting during my first year as a teacher. What prompted this wager? When the principal asked for input on a particular topic, I raised my hand and gave my opinion. That was almost … Continue reading Stand Out from the Crowd: Part 4 – Thoughtful Opinions!

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Stand Out From the Crowd – Part 3: Stand What You Stand For

You stand out when you declare what you stand for... and you actually stand for it. Lin-Manuel Miranda captured this truth brilliantly in his hit Broadway musical Hamilton, chronicling the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the American democracy.  The tension between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, which lies at the center of the musical's … Continue reading Stand Out From the Crowd – Part 3: Stand What You Stand For