Thoughtful piece for all. Educators and leaders everywhere can use this advice. Hit the pause button. And, this pause could change one’s tone for sure. It reminds me of advice I got from one of my mentors long ago. I was reviewing a book with which I did not agree. My mentor said: write the review you would want if you had written the book and someone was criticizing your book. In other words, criticize but thoughtfully and with the right tone. Wise.

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