In short, the three-day workshop proved to be one of the best examples of educational praxis -- a combination of content, historical thinking and critical inquiry, and cultural immersion. Teachers who participated said their perspectives had been transformed by the professional development training and cultural immersion.
First, the purpose of a personal brand is to position you mindfully in a context that is relevant for your vision, not just differentiate you and go on a lunch break. Differentiation can sometimes be easy, but marrying differentiation and positioning takes a lot of conscious and strategic effort over time.
We are a hugely wealthy country, and we can afford to go to Pluto and to educate our children to a much higher standard than we do. In fact, the way we became a hugely wealthy country, and the only way we can maintain our wealth into the future, is by investing in education, science, technology and invention.
I recognize that it isn't always easy to subvert jealousy. The green-eyed monster can rear its ugly head at the most inconvenient of times. But by continually choosing to challenge that pesky voice, I've learned several strategies that help me nurture the kinds of professional relationships that bring me more joy (and, incidentally, more success).