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Why You Should Read Poetry All Year

Is it just me, or is Poetry Month everywhere this year?Poet Mary Ruefle had something … Read More

Deep Souls: The Keynote Species of a Thriving Organization

What is the keystone species of an organization? In the prairie, as in all ecosystems, … Read More

How to Find Poetry You Actually Like: A Gift Guide

Recently I wrote about the importance of poetry in hard times. Perhaps you’re on board … Read More

Poetry in Hard Times

It is no surprise that I was at our local independent bookstore, thumbing through the … Read More

What If You Are Already Enough?

My friend Joalida Smit moved to Chicagoland from her home country of South Africa in … Read More

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Teaching in a ChatGPT World

What if ChatGPT can prompt educators to make it impossible to cheat AND to improve … Read More

Conquer Resting B!tc# Mind to Be More Prolific

Are you familiar with the term “resting b!tc# face”? I first learned about it from … Read More

How to Stop Avoiding Deep Thinking

Imagine yourself an Emily Dickinson, a thousand poems flowing from your pen over only half … Read More

Why Your Kid Hates School

When you close your eyes and think of your child as a toddler, you remember … Read More

Why Your Mind Needs a Tech Break

Do you ever feel pulled in a thousand directions? Unfocused? Like you just can’t think … Read More

How Remote Work Threatens Innovation and How to Fix It

On my first visit to a remnant prairie, I came across an exquisite spider web, … Read More

The Creative Strengths Spotter in Middle School: Prepared for Sock-cess

Guest post by Greg McDonough. Greg is the innovation space coordinator at Lake Forest Country … Read More

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