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Fred Ende

Fred Ende is the director of curriculum and instructional Services for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Fred currently blogs for SmartBrief Education, and his two books, Professional Development That Sticks, and Forces of Influence, are available from ASCD. Connect with Fred on his website or on Twitter.

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Progress, not perfection
Progress, not perfection

It’s not perfection that we should pursue, but the processes that move learning forward -- and help us help others.

When your gut no longer cuts it
When your gut no longer cuts it

Three ways we can lean towards strong decision-making, even when intuition can’t be counted on.

The unknown
The unknown

This fall brings with it several uncertainties. And yet, there are steps educators can take to make this trip into the unknown more a voyage of discovery than a path of regret. Here are three.

Let’s get this party (re)started!
Let’s get this party (re)started!

Four steps school leaders can take to help teams shift to the new normal as they reopen their schools and get back to the business of instruction.

Continuity of our education community
Continuity of our education community

Friday game days. Surprise Zoom gatherings. Handwritten birthday cards. Ideas for staying connected, even from a distance.

From challenge to opportunity
From challenge to opportunity

How to turn the table on challenge and move it into a space of growth and change.

Lessons learned from a pandemic
Lessons learned from a pandemic

A New York educator shares what he’s discovered about himself during the pandemic -- and how it’s shaped his work moving forward.

A new perspective
A new perspective

Fred Ende discovered four ways to have a refreshed perspective after he traveled to Iceland.

Use the force(s)
Use the force(s)

On relationships, the power of influence and using these to benefit your learners and school community.

3 to grow on
3 to grow on

Three nonresolutions to help spark growth this year.

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