Author: George Couros

Listening to the audio version of  Tony Robbins’ book, “Unshakeable”, which talks about planning your financial future and investing (side note…do we have students reading and discussing these books in…

Read More The Right Thing at the Wrong Time

Through reffing basketball, I learned a lot of lessons that apply to my learning to this day.  The ability to be challenged in learning on something you believe is not…

Read More The Ability to Implement Feedback

I am writing to understand my learning…Hopefully, I can work this out through a blog post… In a recent workshop, I was asked an interesting question that gave me pause.…

Read More Empowered or Entitled?

In Kim Scott’s book, “Radical Candor”, she states the following: In an effort to create a positive, stress-free environment, I sidestepped the difficult but necessary part of being a boss:…

Read More It’s Okay To Be a “Boss”

Having a conversation with an administrator, I was asked the question, “Do you really believe that you can make this change happen with such a large district?”  My first thought…

Read More Even If You Are “Big”, Act Small

Red tape. Does your job create it or get rid of it? More importantly, do you create it for others in your job, or do you help get rid of it…

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Katie Martin shared this article on Facebook, with the title, “Student petition says too much pressure to succeed at Naperville North“.  Interested in the title, I read the first paragraph,…

Read More There is Not Only One Road to Success

Brady Venables shared this post, “Don’t ’empower’ Anybody”, and in it, the author (Claire Lew) refers to her own company and her disdain for the word. Here is what she states: I…

Read More “Empower” is Not a Bad Word

I saw a link for an interesting video on “accelerating learning” for students and was intrigued simply by the title.  As I was listening to the content, the conversation was…

Read More Focus on the “Learner”

I was blessed and honoured to be the keynote for #CUE17. It was one of the best experiences of my professional career. Here is a short snippet from my talk,…

Read More What could go right?