WSJ article: ‘A small fix in mind-set to keep students in school’

The 18-19 June 2016 Wall Street Journal article ‘A small fix in mind-set to keep students in school’ is relevant to the Social Role Valorization theme of mind-sets and expectancies. It describes two different studies on the power of mind-sets in schools. From the article: “The psychologist Carol Dweck at Stanford has argued that both […]

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 11:36 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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‘wide open’ expectations

I just read the 16 May 2012 ‘On being of service’ blog posting by Betsy Neuville entitled ‘wide open.’ It is a thoughtful reflection on the power of our (personal as well as societal) expectations of other people to then open the door to the good things of life–or to shut that door (cf. Wolfensberger, […]

Janet Kleese: The nature of contribution

Janet shared several stories as well as an analysis of the nature of contribution, particularly contributions from and by societally devalued people in valued roles in typical contexts. Sharing of gifts and personal contributions are made by people in valued roles, in relationship to and with others. For devalued people, given the layers of social […]

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 12:34 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · 2 Comments
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September 2010 issue of CRUcial Times (Australia)

I recently received the September 2010 issue of CRUcial Times published by CRU Inc. in Brisbane, Australia. I recommend getting on their email list to receive this publication. Back issues are also available. Below are some of the SRV-related lessons I took away from just two of the articles in this issue: Leading the change […]

‘special education’ ‘teacher’

According to our local paper, our former School Superintendent last year gave his office manager a highly paid job as a special education teacher, though she lacked state certification as well as teaching experience. This reminds me of a visit I made several years ago to a so-called special education classroom. I sat in on […]