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".

The Biggest Barrier to Innovation

“Being realistic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity.” Will Smith Maybe it’s because I have been listening to “motivational speeches” on 8Tracks, or maybe because I have been emotionally touched by so many tributes to all of the…

Confidence and Competence

“Schools kill creativity.” “Innovation is crucial in education.” “We are preparing students for jobs that don’t currently exist.” “Education needs disruption.” These are all statements that you might have heard on a Ted Talk, at a conference keynote, or on…

#EDUin30

Running seems to give me inspiration, clear my mind, and inspire new ideas.  Knowing that Twitter has recently created an option to share videos up to 30 seconds, I thought about creating a new project to get people to share…

Questioning the Data

Proven methods of working with students are something that are important when working in schools, but there are a few things that I question when I hear schools talk about solely “data driven”. First of all, nothing works for everyone.…

A Simple Smile

I love this tweet: School culture building can be as low-tech as smiling at one another #satchatwc #DPCDSB #butwestillneedWiFi — Helena Mesich (@mesich_dpcdsb) February 7, 2015 Honestly, I could not agree more. I am really trying to make going to…