Author: George Couros

In high school, I played football for four years and loved the game.  I had a chance to play at the post-secondary level, but an injury to my knee and…

Read More Hope is Not a Strategy

From the beginning of my teaching career, I remember trying to go out during recess and playing basketball with kids, because I was passionate about the sport, and that meant…

Read More Always Err on the Side of Positive

Here is something I hear often; “Are we creating a system of education where a student will come out and become the next Steve Jobs?” Let’s unpack that. Steve Jobs,…

Read More The Next “You”

Currently, I am training for a half-marathon race.  I don’t have a particular race in mind, but I am training for one.  As someone who has run marathons before, a…

Read More The Work Behind the Work

Working with two teachers who had worked in a co-teaching position, we talked about taking advantage of learning from peers in the same classroom.  I suggested it would be beneficial…

Read More Closing the Feedback Loop