Author: George Couros

I fell upon Anatol Rapoport‘s rules of constructive argument and debate and found them compelling: How to compose a successful critical commentary: You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly,…

Read More Finding the Best Ideas Vs. Finding a Winner

I recently shared this image on Twitter: This was written in my book “The Innovator’s Mindset,” and since then, my thoughts have evolved on the question.  I will get to…

Read More Discipline or compliance?

I learned a lot from my time as a basketball referee. It taught me to think quickly under pressure and how to de-escalate disagreement on the fly.  Humility and confidence…

Read More Say Less, Heard More

Image by John Spencer It is almost winter holidays for many teachers all over North America.  At this time of year, it can be extremely stressful as kids minds are…

Read More Because of a Teacher…

I am blessed and truly grateful to be invited to speak at many educational conferences, and I am always appreciative of the opportunity. I have done my best to not…

Read More Arrogance Leads to Irrelevance