Win-Win-Win Student Apprenticeships in Colorado

August 31, 2017

New learning modalities continue to explode across America.  20 years ago, 90% of US students went to one of three kinds of school: neighborhood, parochial, or private.  Now, innovative hybrids are rising faster than we can keep track.  Check out this win-win-win partnership amongst companies, schools, and students in Colorado, reported last week on the…

My Book Arrived!

August 31, 2017

Look what showed up in the Fed Ex yesterday!  If you pre-ordered, yours should arrive next week.  If you did not pre-order…well, let’s roll! Check out incentives on my web site, including: I am still donating royalties to education non-profits if you order in September.  Thanks for helping to Move the Rock!

Harvey Is the New Normal Unless We Address Global Warming

August 29, 2017

It was about 40 years ago that I sat in Prof. Jim Ingle’s oceanography class at Stanford as he described the ebb and flow of climate patterns throughout geologic time.  With a waving of arms he talked about the rise and fall of sea levels and massive changes in rainfall patterns, each arm flap covering…

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

August 18, 2017

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…

Stand Up to Moral Failure

August 16, 2017

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…

Are We Eager For Change?

August 10, 2017

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

August 6, 2017

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…

Lessons From Google On Keys to Effective Teams

July 24, 2017

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…

Moving the Rock #1 on Amazon Hot New Releases in Education Reform

July 20, 2017

I just had to share this!  Hope you have ordered you copy, and remember to check out “incentives” on my web page for pre-ordering and ordering multiple copies for your school team!

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

July 17, 2017

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

July 13, 2017

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…

Indy School Leaders Need to Re-Imagine Their Horizons

July 12, 2017

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…

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