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What If 3.5 Million American Educators All Focused on Defeating Intolerance and Hate?

No one is born evil.  No baby is filled with hate.  It is naive to think that all people have the same opportunities to grow up with equal powers of intellect, empathy, imagination, and hope, but those inequities provide all of us the opportunity to fight for fewer children destined to fill the ranks of the [...]

By | 2017-08-18T16:31:42+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Big Challenges to Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stand Up to Moral Failure

Charlottesville: home of the University of Virginia, beloved of Thomas Jefferson, a founding father of our country, slave owner, and one of the intellectual and philosophical giants of his time. Charlottesville: town in Virginia, home to Robert E. Lee, a great military leader and man of honor, who knowingly chose the path of traitor because [...]

By | 2017-08-16T14:39:02+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are We Eager For Change?

Most of the schools I get to work closely with have already started along an arc of transformation from the old, rigid, teacher-centric model to something that approaches deeper learning.  Most have crossed the mental Rubicon, at least at the leadership level, that standing still is not an option.  The task of these communities is to broaden [...]

More Signs of the Times That Are A-Changing

The traditional sit-and-get model of school is being swept aside, unevenly to be sure, but as certainly as a rising tide swirling up the beach.  We see evidence everywhere, examples that were hard to find just a few years ago.  Here are two more that came across my lazy August reading days: The medical school [...]

By | 2017-08-06T15:31:17+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lessons From Google On Keys to Effective Teams

Great organizations constantly try to understand what makes them great...which is why I have written in the past about how Google does things, and how schools can learn from what they share.  Google is, by any measure, a great company: people love to work there, they design and develop products and services that positively impact [...]

“Open” by David Price, OBE: Clear Roadmap for Learning in the Cognitosphere

The fundamental transformation of human interaction that is taking place right now is the shift from highly regulated, controlled institutions and formal connections, to the open and informal flow of knowledge, information, commerce, and ideas.  In his book, Open, David Price, OBE provides an important and clear roadmap of the challenges and opportunities that this transformation [...]

San Diego Student Expo and March for Education, July 22

If you live, learn, parent or educate in the San Diego area, join thousands of your friends, colleagues, students, and fellow citizens as we amplify the national voice in support of a transformed system of education.  On July 22, come out for the Student Expo and March for Education, a short walk from Civic Center Plaza [...]

By | 2017-07-13T23:29:19+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Indy School Leaders Need to Re-Imagine Their Horizons

This post is for my independent school readers.  "We don't want to make tough choices" is not a strategy for long-term success. I am way behind on some of my reading, so apologize that I am just now getting to the NAIS February article by Kevin Weatherill, Will Hester, and William Daughtrey in which the authors report [...]

First Podcast of New Book “Moving the Rock”

If you follow my blog, hopefully by now you have pre-ordered my new book.  If not, please do!  And please share with your own professional and social media circles.  The core takeaway of the book is that we don't actually need permission to dramatically transform education if we just collectively press on a few really [...]