Author: George Couros

I try very hard to push myself to get into better shape, and I will have to admit, the struggle is real.  Getting older, slowing metabolism and a lack of…

Read More Small Change, Big Difference

Before you tweet this quote (because many people will), I just want you to take a hard look at it: “Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally…

Read More “One” Is Not Enough

Teachers work extremely hard and the job can be thankless some days.  Seemingly, more and more is being placed on teachers and educators, where they have moved from full “plates”…

Read More Innovate One Thing

I remember one student I worked with who was quite a handful for teachers. He was very quick on his feet, and if he noticed that he got on your…

Read More Finding the Good in the Bad

From the book, “Rework“: Scratch the surface and you’ll find these “real world” inhabitants are filled with pessimism and despair. They expect fresh concepts to fail. They assume society isn’t…

Read More On the “Real World”

I shared this image the other evening: I do not necessarily agree with each statement above, but I do think that it is a good conversation piece in the context…

Read More Focusing On Those You Serve

In the last six weeks, I have had the privilege of speaking at 30 different events.  I have been humbled by a number of amazing educators I have had the…

Read More Investing in the Future

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…

Read More A World Class Education?

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…

Read More Focusing on Mastery Over Marks

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.…

Read More Education Decision Making Flowchart