#44 Think Backwards

I think sometimes (for me, more often than not!) the best way to get students to where we want them to be is to envision them there.  And then use what is termed, The Backwards Completion Principle.  Picture the goal point, then plot backwards from there, step by step, to where they are now. Working from “finish” to “start” can sometimes be exhilarating and empowering. Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education […]


#43 Leadership

Here is a bit of food for thought:  President Dwight D. Eisenhower defined leadership as “the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”  Maybe that’s the essence of teaching in a nutshell? Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education KHS America


#42 What We Believe

As we start this new school year, it may serve us all well to remember that sometimes it is less about our students believing they can do what’s ahead, than it is their believing we believe they can! Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education KHS America


#41 What We Do

Amazing, isn’t it? Have you ever really thought about what you do every day? What you teach, the lives you change, the destinies you help shape, all from a bunch of little black dots on a page of white, and a person who cares more than others can conceive. We call them teachers. Those people who selflessly dedicate their lives to a profoundly fantastic journey. May the journey of your […]


#40 To Do For Themselves

The true test of our teaching – the real measure of our time with our students – can be summed up in the words of Ann Landers when she said, “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.” A sentiment which is at once exciting, daunting, stimulating, overwhelming, powerful and awesome. Peter […]


#39 Emerson Knew!

Ralph Waldo Emerson so poignantly stated that, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education KHS America