Author: George Couros

While I am writing this, I am sitting outside in the beautiful city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, blogging.  This is after reading articles on books, answering emails, and working…

Read More Working on “Meaning”

It is always a blessing when students are able to attend professional learning opportunities for their teachers. There is a different accountability to everyone in the room when the students…

Read More The Students are Paying Attention

On a Saturday afternoon, on a whim, I went to see “La La Land“. When the previews first came out, I was excited, but the more I heard about it,…

Read More Stuck in Your Head and Heart

I tweeted this article from Tina Seelig, “Teaching — It’s about Inspiration, Not Information“, and asked the following question on Twitter: Curious what you think about this quote from Tina Seelig? Some…

Read More Creating “Purposeful Conflict”

(This is trying to look at something that is an obstacle, and creating an opportunity. I would love your feedback and any examples of classrooms doing this already.) I know…

Read More Creating Something of Value

Katie Martin and I have become very good friends over the past few years. We seem to be passionate about many of the same things, yet we both push and…

Read More Smart Yet Relatable

I was excited to read the article, “More Students Are Graduating Because High School Is Getting Less Boring“, saying, “America’s high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high—83.2 percent…

Read More The Teacher Factor