Author: George Couros

Years ago, I remembered walking into this redesigned library that was seemingly the stuff of dreams in education.  It was more like a media center and had spaces that were…

Read More Going Beyond the “Cool” Factor

One book that I come back to over and over again is “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. Written in 1936, there is still so much…

Read More Listening to Lead Forward

I appreciate the article “Feedback (and Other Dirty Words),” which gives some insights on what is essential in delivering effective feedback. Here is an excerpt from the post. Done right,…

Read More On Delivering Feedback

I recently had the opportunity to discuss “Innovate Inside the Box” and “The Innovator’s Mindset” on “The Award-Winning Culture podcast by Wildcat Nation.”  I have done several podcasts, but this…

Read More Creating Opportunities for Purpose in School

From Katie Martin in “Learner-Centred Innovation“: Just think how you might begin to make the changes and the impact you desire in school if instead of statements like, “If they…

Read More Looking Inward to Move Onward

I recently read a post titled, “The 10 Stories Great Leaders Need to Tell,” and they listed these ten stories that leaders need to be able to tell: Story 1:…

Read More Creating a Shared Story

I had just finished a workshop with a group of administrators, and a participant came up to me and said, “I had seen you speak before you had your daughter…

Read More On Being a Dad

I received a question/comment recently about the concern that as classrooms and schools consider why change is essential and what change is necessary, that educators are concerned that their expertise…

Read More The Wisdom in Our Classrooms

I read this great post from Deidre Roemer recently, where she discusses a letter she received from a former student. With deep reflection, although the message was very complimentary of…

Read More Empowered in the Process

I have no idea where I am going with this post, but I wanted to work through these ideas through writing. Bear with me. Here is a question that popped…

Read More Beyond a Diploma