Follow My Mini-EdJourney in South Dakota

Can we call ourselves Americans if we either don't know, or forget about, the original Americans?  Are we the most we can be if we neglect those with the least?  Follow and share over the next week or so, as I go to South Dakota and spend time with the educators, leaders, and (hopefully) students [...]

By | 2018-10-16T14:39:41+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Opportunity Atlas and the American Dream

There is no American Dream without the possibility of upward economic mobility. Education is, at its core, about preparing young people to succeed in a life to which they aspire, which is almost always at least as fruitful, if not more so, than that of their parents. Today, that dream is more remote for more [...]

New Podcast: Reimagine Schools

For those of you, and your team members, who enjoy audio podcasts in your professional learning, please share this 20 minute discussion I had with Dr. Greg Goin of Georgetown University (KY). Greg's popular podcast, Reimagine Schools, has featured a long list of education rock-movers like Ted Dintersmith and Tony Wagner, so I am honored [...]

By | 2018-10-05T16:28:47+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join Us for Cohort Two of the CAIS Strategic Change Accelerator!

Strategic change is the new normal for schools as the marketplace of K-12 education becomes increasingly differentiated and customer-driven.  For more than five years, the Canadian Association of Independent Schools has been leading the way in looking deeply into this future and helping schools start to make truly strategic changes.  Last summer I partnered with [...]

By | 2018-09-27T12:22:23+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Are We Designing For?

Design thinking is an appropriate rage. The routines embedded in DT push us to imagine and design solutions that we otherwise would have likely never encountered.  But sometimes we gloss over that key word "design".  I see school teams rush to create solutions before they have a clear set of "design parameters". Lacking clear design [...]

By | 2018-09-26T16:19:07+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Use Free Edutopia Video Library!!

You know I am a huge fan of Edutopia.  They are the default site to visit if you are looking for ideas about what a deeper learning experience can be in your classroom or school. For five years I have been saying that many schools would transform themselves if teachers could just see what "it" [...]

By | 2018-09-25T16:59:45+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vertical Learning: An Easy Tool to Boost Student Engagement, via @Design39Campus and @Edutopia

How might we create classrooms that engage students and give them greater ownership of their learning?  So many of the teachers I interact with tell me, "I just need to see what 'it' looks like".  The growing library of short videos you can find at Edutopia provides just that.  In just a few minutes, you [...]

By | 2018-09-24T16:05:51+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do You Know Your NPS??

As the diversity of learning options for families continues to explode, fewer families choose to go to their neighborhood school just because it is close.  While I don't have national data for ALL schools, I think we know that the most important driver of school selection is word-of-mouth.  What we hear from our friends, family, [...]

By | 2018-08-31T16:10:19+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments