Author: George Couros

The term “world class education” has been something that I have heard several times this summer in my travels, and I appreciate so many teachers, schools, and districts setting the…

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I came across this interesting article on parents.com, titled, “Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard“, and thought it was great that an outside education site was…

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I recently heard this term called, “Occam’s Razor”, and I found it quite interesting: Occam’s razor is a principle first developed by the Franciscan friar and philosopher, William of Ockham.…

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Where I seem to really decompress and clear my mind is through running in a new city.  I love to explore where I am and listen to motivational playlists that…

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The perception of what “innovation” is seems to be a barrier in many circumstances in embracing the idea.  In “The Innovator’s Mindset“, I use the following definition: Innovation is a…

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Blank screen… Cursor blinking and my mind feels frozen. I have committed myself to trying to blog three times a week but on some weeks, it is harder than others.…

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When I first started teaching, I was blessed to have a grade level partner who shared everything with me.  As an educator, I was extremely lucky to work beside someone…

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From the article, “5 Unusual Facts About Google’s Odd (and Wildly Successful) Management Practices“(read the whole thing): 5. When hiring, high GPAs and test scores don’t matter Relying heavily on…

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