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Consulting, Expertise, Generativity: Collegial Trust Building

Consulting, Expertise, Generativity: Collegial Trust Building Erik Erikson coined the word “generativity” (although he did not seek a trademark) to define the importance of sharing accumulated knowledge; the wisdom drawn from living a rich and contributory life. He felt that practicing generativity is what moves society forward to a better more empathetic, compassionate, forgiving, and enlightened place. Although we experience steps forward and backward, the trajectory of human development must continue to move forward for us to thrive, or even just survive. He…

Teaching Full Value – The Full Value Norm of “Be Here”

Teaching Full Value – The Full Value Norm of “Be Here” Being present with each other takes an effort, as does being present with a task. There are so many distractions that pull us away from each other and/or what we are trying to accomplish. I remember being in my office, meeting with a staff member, and being distracted each time an email popped onto my computer screen. The solution – turn off the computer. As the world inexorably moves toward an online…

Full Value & Mindfulness – Perfect Together

Full Value & Mindfulness – Perfect Together The task is simple; just lower the hoop to the ground as a group in 10 minutes or less. The rules are that it must rest on only two fingers of each participant and that no one may physically disconnect their fingers while it is being lowered. These are part of the instructions that are delivered when we introduce the Full Value Helium Hoop. This seemingly modest task tends to get out of control rather quickly.…

A Full Value Response to COVID 19

A Full Value Response to COVID 19 A Full Value Response to COVID 19 Full Value is not just for the easy times, the good times, the normal times. And these are certainly not normal times. So, I’ve put together some thoughts regarding the social emotional impact of COVID 19 on our lives and how the Full Value Behavioral Norms can be helpful in successfully navigating this crisis. Being in either a voluntary or mandated quarantine can wear thin very quickly. Normal routines…

So What is a Full Value Community?

So What is a Full Value Community? There is an activity called “Crossing the Mall.” It’s pretty simple, really, but the outcomes can be revealing. Get your group in a large circle and explain they are to imagine being in a large shopping mall. Ask them to cross the circle and find a spot on the other side. The first time they cross, participants should go out of their way to ignore each other. On the second trip they would show some sign…

The Cranford Public Schools has adopted Full Value as its focus for social-emotional learning. 

It has been wonderful to partner with them to create a culture and climate that supports their efforts. 

This video was created by schools administrators Darren Torsone and Lisa Burfeindt to share key concepts with district staff at the beginning of the school year.  

We appreciate Cranford's permission to share this meaningful work.


CRANFORD FULL VALUE VIDEO