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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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Fear of normalcy
Fear of normalcy

How educators can conquer worries about returning to what was

One year later ... Focusing on opportunities, not losses
One year later ... Focusing on opportunities, not losses

Educators can achieve more by focus on the flexibility, resilience and gratitude gained during the pandemic rather than the inertia, fear and selfishness that came to light.

From connections to community
From connections to community

How can we make sure we move from simple connections to rich community? Three steps to get us there.

Staying the course
Staying the course

How to be prudent as we move from response to recovery.

2021: My educational guiding principles
2021: My educational guiding principles

An educator shares his personal goals -- his guiding principles -- and what he’s doing to make sure they don’t slip off his radar this year.

Taking a pause
Taking a pause

The recent surge in coronavirus cases has forced many leaders into fast decisions, sometimes to their schools detriment. Four ways to hit pause and give yourself time to think.

Getting to maybe
Getting to maybe

Executing on plans has been tough amid the pandemic, as circumstances change and shift on a dime. Here are three ways to keep moving forward.

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.

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