Check-ins are a simple, deceptively powerful approach that encourages each person in a meeting to speak and be heard by their peers. Leaders use check-ins deliberately to further a group’s development and ultimately, to enable it to perform at the highest level.
by Mary Shafer In this final installment of our Best of BANR to date series, we revisit Kerra L. Bolton’s piece on the Enterprise facet of societal need in Detroit. Originally published in October, 2018, Kerra’s post, Can Better Workplaces Make Detroit a Better City?, was part of a larger series based on her personal […]
A look back at an original post, in which BANR founder Ted Wachtel shared his delight at discovering, in an article, evidence that healthcare professionals are beginning to create a positive new reality in their approach to their work.
A look back at Kerra L. Bolton’s very personal journey from fear and terror toward law enforcement officers to awareness and understanding.
In his original post, BANR founder Ted Wachtel gives his overview of the folly of school grading. It’s a good introduction to the foundational BANR belief that it’s long past time that we re-examine our slavish devotion to the traditional classroom.
Revisiting the first post on this blog, which lays out the framework of this foundational idea to the BANR concept and explains the genesis of this movement before it even had a name.
It is important to understand that if the selected student does not take their role seriously, the group can vote them out at any time. But the point is that no one who wants to learn a skill set or take on a responsibility is written off and denied an opportunity.
It always amazes us how quickly these very different students, who would not typically associate with one another, become friends.
In our work, we found that critical leadership has regularly come from students who struggle with homework, making friends, or speaking in public. They worry us at first, but prove us wrong by showing up for meetings, listening to their teammates, and following through with the things they say they will do.
Democracy In Practice is changing the way student governments are formed and how they work, making them more diverse and representative of student bodies.