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Beyond “I Like Your Shoes”: Aligning Feedback with Values

The restorative theme for March is Value-Driven Effective Feedback. Often, when we hear the word feedback, we imagine a formal evaluation meeting or slightly disguised criticism. However, feedback is actually neither of those things. Feedback is simply information from the environment about the IMPACT…

Listening Underneath: How 4 Mornings of Dialogue Transformed 2 Months of Misery

It was Monday morning and Mr. Keaton was not looking forward to his 6th grade first period. Johnny and Ricky had been at it for two months, with no sign of letting up. Last Friday had been typical. In the first 10 minutes of…