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Jeremy Seminoff
Christian educator. Family man. American in Japan.
Christian educator. Family man. American in Japan.
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Leaving Things Unsaid
Sometimes I feel like I need to include EVERYTHING in a lesson or a sermon or a talk with my kids. But Jesus said, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now” (John 16:12).  and, With many such parables he spoke the word to them, ...

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On Asking for Feedback
"When administrators [other leaders] take the time to ask for feedback and input, teachers [and other front-line workers] feel as though their contributions make a difference. However, the best administrators never ask for information they plan to ignore, a...

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How to Question Legitimate Authority
We are taught to respect authority, and rightfully so. God has placed parents, bosses, governments, and religious leaders over us as legitimate authority figures that we are to respect unless they forfeit that respect.  But questioning authority (respectful...

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Why I Unfollow
500-Year-Old Wisdom for the Facebook generation. There are many things too which it is your duty to pass by with a deaf ear, and be rather mindful of those which belong to peace. It is more profitable to turn away one's eyes from things that displease, and ...

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Groundbreaking New Medicine Treats ADHD
From the "Duh" department, recent studies show that kids who get physical exercise have better executive function, which translates to improved math and reading scores, and this holds especially for kids who show signs of ADHD. An article in The Atlantic en...

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You Need a Good Box
"It never occurred to them that, if everyone had to think outside the box, maybe it was the box that needed fixing."  - A Former Enron manager, as quoted on p. 374 of Malcolm Gladwell's What the Dog Saw .

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Whose Approval Matters?
“In between other people’s opinions of us and our pleasure in them is our assessment of the validity of their approval. We are not the passive victims of others’ opinions. Their opinions are powerless unless we validate them. No one’s approval will affect u...
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