Posts Tagged ‘Schools’

  • Boundary crossing

    Boundary crossing

    June 28th, 2010 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | No Comments

    In the late 90s I was involved in getting a grassroots school reform movement off the ground in Baltimore City. One of the first schools that agreed to participate was exceptionally low performing and lacked really basic resources like textbooks, a library, a gymnasium, and a cafeteria. Its team of dedicated teachers and administrators were […]

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  • Inverting your practice

    Inverting your practice

    May 9th, 2010 | Expressive Change | Warren Nilsson | No Comments

    One doorway into expressive change seems to be to turn your practice on yourself. What are your outwardly-aimed tools and approaches – the things you use to help your clients or further your mission? What would happen if you inverted these and used them to help your organization? Tana worked with a counseling organization in […]

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  • Inscaping


    March 13th, 2010 | Expressive Change | Warren Nilsson | 18 Comments

    Brandon, a teacher’s aide at Southwest Baltimore Charter School once said to me, “The weak link isn’t necessarily the person who doesn’t do the job well. It’s the person who doesn’t do the job from within or truthfully.”

    This is why, I think, that the most deeply engaging organizations I’ve encountered seem to be rooted in small, daily acts of personal revelation. […]

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  • Growth at St. George’s

    Growth at St. George’s

    February 17th, 2010 | Expressive Change | Warren Nilsson | No Comments

    The other day Tana  and I went to talk to Megan Webster who teaches at St. George’s, a school in Montreal that seems quite steeped in this idea of expressive change. Megan describes it as a place where teachers, staff, and students are all deeply engaged in their own learning and where people pay profound […]

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  • The giving field

    The giving field

    February 4th, 2010 | Expressive Change | Warren Nilsson | 13 Comments

    It seems simple now.

    But I had to hear many voices say it in many different ways before it became simple to me. Two of those voices, Patrick and Louis, are from a small organization in Montreal called L’Abri en Ville:

    Patrick: “Before I came here, I slept all the time. After I ate, I went to bed. […]

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