Author Archives Rose Dugas

  • We all understand that video games can cause problems, we hear that every day.  I won’t even go into the many ways that some of these games can create antisocial and apathetic behaviors.  I want to talk about the video games that teach empathy, better human connection and understanding. Like a good storyteller, a video […]

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  • Here at the Network, 5 out of 6 staff are female.  Well, there are only 6 of us really.  Ken Anthony is awash in females.  I don’t think he sees it that way though.  Michelle has mentored Ken since he arrived.  Here we work as a team trying new ideas or revising old ones.  So […]

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  • Parents Line up for South Windsor Before and After  School Program.  We all saw this headline in Connecticut last spring.  Parents lining up from the wee hours in the morning to get their child into one of the few after school programs in the town.  Most of them wasted their time and ended up on […]

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  • If there is anything I’ve learned at the Network it has been the deeper meaning to most of the things we do here. Ken created a new version of CLASP he calls “SUPER CLASP” (really known as “Moving toward Mastery”).  He’s a funny guy and pretty darned smart….but humble.  I’ve been trying to figure out […]

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  • My 4 year old grandson thinks I am his personal play thing.  At times it would be nice if he were to use his imagination and play on his own.  I talk to him about this, about using his “imagination”; pretty hard word to pronounce for a 4 year old.  I explained how you can […]

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  • I came across an article at Edutopia.com on building a positive staff culture. I thought back over my work lifetime and realized, as many people do, that there were some great teams I worked with but far more bad ones than good ones. I know I am not alone. Here at the Network we have […]

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  • In honor of Science Friday I thought I would share with you some pictures that I received through email.  The pictures honor the diversity of nature and man.  Some things that we will never see or even never thought about.  Check out the blowhole of the Blue whale picture and tell me what you see.  […]

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  • I just read an article posted by Ken Anthony on Facebook, called “When Students are Traumatized, Teachers are too”.  It’s something we don’t think about much, even with my family of teachers.  We talk about burnout but never about the teacher’s physical and mental response to the trauma inflicted by students and on students. My […]

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  • This is a short video produced by the Atlantic magazine that talks about new research that has been going on over the past 10 years on the link of early childhood trauma and ongoing adult mental health issues.  Earlier discoveries have lead the way to earlier social interventions in healthcare, early education, and family intervention. […]

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  • We “transmit” information in a variety of ways.  Generally we communicate acoustically; meaning we “talk”. But did you know that communication is also by olfactory (smell), signaling (dog wagging tail), touching, and chemical (ants secreting acid). In the transmission of information you have a sender (or source), a message, a channel, and a receiver (destination). […]

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