Shut Up and Play: The Case for Play in Adult Learning

By Lori Cohen, a Bright Morning Associate and contributing blogger  Haters May Hate, But Players Will Play I admit it: I hate playing games. I hate board games, games of cards, games that invite us to sing and be silly and vulnerable and win and lose or just have plain, nonsensical fun. In fact, I don’t […]

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How to Build Resilient Teams

by Elena Aguilar, Bright Morning President   How do you bring a group of people together and, within a few days, get them to know and understand each other, recognize that their paths are intertwined, and care deeply for each other? The answer to this question is the answer to how we build resilient teams […]

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5 Ways to Do Equity Work Daily

by LesLee Bickford, Bright Morning Chief Strategy & Program Officer  I’ve spent the last 15 years in roles focused on supporting the learning and development of other adults. Over this time, I’ve noticed (and heard from many Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness practitioners whom I respect and love) a trend: When it comes to owning our learning, […]

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Equity as an Act of Love: Three Practices

by Lori Cohen, a Bright Morning Associate and contributing blogger  “I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do.”   – Audre […]

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Shedding Resistance: When Coaches Open Themselves to Transformation

by Lori Cohen, Bright Morning guest blogger and Art of Coaching Conference Presenter As coaches, we occupy an important place in the pantheon of educators. Our work brings its share of joys and challenges, especially when we’re dealing with resistance. While we may often encounter resistance from our clients, resistance can reside within us as […]

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Professional Development with a Heart

by Noelle Apostol Colin, a Bright Morning Senior Associate and guest blogger “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” A couple of months ago, I taped a small scrap of paper with this quote, attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, to the wall in my office. It resonated with me and […]

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Collective Leadership is Needed in Schools to Address Sexual Violence

By Lori Cohen, guest blogger and Art of Coaching Conference presenter As an educator, it can feel like every week invites a new way to resist systems of oppression. Among mass shootings, the sanctioning of xenophobia, transphobia, and misogyny at our highest levels of government, and the continuing political chasm that divides our nation, we […]

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Planning Professional Development for the Whole Person

by Noelle Apostol Colin, a Bright Morning Senior Associate and guest blogger “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” A couple of months ago, I taped a small scrap of paper with this quote, often attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, to the wall in my office. It resonated with […]

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What Happens When Emotions Attend a Conference

It started as a desire to take hardworking educators to a gorgeous spot on the California coast and provide opportunities for learning, reflection, and rejuvenation. I’d spent a few days at Asilomar, (in the Monterey Bay) walking on the beach, watching the sunset, sitting by a fireplace, and had left feeling as if I’d had […]

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