Author: George Couros

In the same week, I heard the following obstacles shared by two different organizations that were significantly different in the number of students they served: School District 1 – We…

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Writing can be a great way to release ideas stuck in your head, but it can also be overwhelming when you feel you have nothing to share at the moment.…

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In a workshop day with a fantastic group of educators, there was a comment on how to differentiate for our “high, mid, and low students.”  This language is something that I…

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I love finding new blogs to add to my RSS feed or subscribe by email, and “Barking Up the Wrong Tree” has a ton of interesting little pieces on life,…

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I saw the title of this article, “Are Parent-Teacher Conferences Becoming Obsolete?“, and was surprised the direction.  I was expecting the article to talk about moving away from the “traditional…

Read More So Much More Than Letters and Numbers

I tweeted this recently: I struggle with the “school is broken” narrative as much as I struggle with focusing on what is wrong with a student, not what their strengths…

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The image below  has been circling online and is attributed to Alberto Brea: The simple line that is missing from the picture is this; Blockbuster killed Blockbuster.  In reality, they…

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A good friend and colleague of mine, would walk into a school building in the morning together, and I would count the number of times the words “no,” or “stop”…

Read More Same Message, Different Delivery