Author Archive for George Couros

George Couros, is currently the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning located at Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. The schools are from ages K-12, and he loves working with kids of all ages. He is passionate about distributed leadership within his school, and believes that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders, will help to ensure that educators meet the best needs of all children. You can learn more about George on his own blog entitled "The Principal of Change".

5 Ways To Influence Change

“At the end of the day, what qualifies people to be called ‘leaders’ is their capacity to influence others to change their behavior in order to achieve important results.” Joseph Grenny In a time where the only constant in education…

“If you screw up…”

I heard a story about an administrator saying that he now had the ability to deal with teachers that were sharing “inappropriate tweets”. And we wonder why so many teachers are terrified to use social media or try something new.…

The Global Teacher

I have talked about the notion of “classroom teacher” vs. “school teacher” in posts before, and have begun to rethink this notion. Simply put, a “classroom teacher” is someone that focuses on their classroom and students only.  Although there can…

Stating the Obvious

Spending a lot of time at conferences, I have heard the question, “What do we do with kids that are so distracted by their devices in the classroom?”  My initial thoughts is that in a world where there are so…

Inequity and BYOD

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Tim & Selena Middleton Often when speaking to groups about technology and “Bring Your Own Device” initiatives, I will have someone challenge the thinking and say, “Well…what about inequity?”  To break…

Quiet and Submissive

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Rebecca Barray “Being quiet and being submissive. I think that’s frankly the only thing being taught right now. ..how do you be submissive? How do you sit patiently and be…