Author: George Couros

Katie Martin shared this article on Facebook, with the title, “Student petition says too much pressure to succeed at Naperville North“.  Interested in the title, I read the first paragraph,…

Read More There is Not Only One Road to Success

Brady Venables shared this post, “Don’t ’empower’ Anybody”, and in it, the author (Claire Lew) refers to her own company and her disdain for the word. Here is what she states: I…

Read More “Empower” is Not a Bad Word

I saw a link for an interesting video on “accelerating learning” for students and was intrigued simply by the title.  As I was listening to the content, the conversation was…

Read More Focus on the “Learner”

I was blessed and honoured to be the keynote for #CUE17. It was one of the best experiences of my professional career. Here is a short snippet from my talk,…

Read More What could go right?

I often separate people that save their files into two categories; desktop people and super-sub folder people. Desktop people save everything on their desktop.  They have a picture in the…

Read More New Systems, Old Thinking

This article from the New York Times, “I’m Not Texting, I’m Taking Notes“, is pretty interesting.  The basic premise (I suggest you read the whole article) is that a 17…

Read More Output or compliance?

I had the tremendous honour to work with the Sage Creek School staff in Winnipeg, Manitoba, recently. I work with schools all of the time, but this was extra special…

Read More Act Like You’re New

From the article, “Bored Out of Their Minds“: Yet we’re still keeping them in the kind of education system… that wants nothing from them in terms of their own ideas.…

Read More “You can do that tomorrow.”

My brother shared this out yesterday: Starting at 11 seconds, great example of student explaining science via vlog format. #eci834 #scichat #edtech https://t.co/i2NzahZRmF — Dr. Alec Couros (@courosa) April 5,…

Read More Preparing Students for Jobs that Exist Now

I was truly privileged to meet Najwa Zebian recently, and she had written a poem special for my event.  With over 420,000 followers on Instagram, as well as many other networks,…

Read More “Innovate Together”

Please watch this video created by Rick Burkett and his students: @gcouros Here is my video response to your evening session @LIU12_PD @rlmaderj #tsdawesome pic.twitter.com/ijk3bcs349 — Rick Burkett (@RickB1) March…

Read More What We Ask of Our Students and What We Do

If you want a culture of creativity and innovation, where sensible risks are embraced on both a market and individual level, start by developing the ability of managers to cultivate…

Read More The Vulnerability of Learning

Just thinking… My daughter just turned 7 months old. Watching her grow up has been fascinating, and when I FaceTime her on the road, she reaches out now, trying to…

Read More Dreams to Norms

Speaking to a group of principals, one of the participants, thanked me for my time, and gave a very elegant “call-to-action” to the group.  It was not simply discussing what…

Read More Intent vs. Impact