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This exciting new resource offers “coach-leaders” tools and strategies for guiding staff to continuously grow and improve, maximize their potential, and create productive school cultures.

Language: The Essential Connector
Language: The essential connector

“I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”

—Robert McCloskey, State Department spokesman (attributed)

How R U?Y haven't I heard from U in awhile?

LOL. I've been 2 busy workin'.

OMG yes. It is time 4 a break!

Certainly, you have noticed the emergence of this new language—a hybrid of standard English that arrives on your cell phone from somewhere across the globe with the speed of lightning. It's a new way of communicating in quick, short passages that simultaneously convey meaning while connecting one person with another. For Karen to use this new shorthand language, she had to adapt in several ways. One, ...

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