Author: George Couros

The article, “The Most Important Way To Measure Your Day” by Tim Denning, focuses on two simple questions as a way to measure a successful day: 1. Did I learn…

Read More The Importance of Gratitude

My friend and an educator that I have incredible admiration for, Bill Ferriter, recently wrote a post titled, “The Best Innovation Ever” where he discusses the importance of relationships in…

Read More Relationships at the Core

This tweet: This tweet is enough for an entire blog…It is a good reminder for working not only with students but adults as well. But also this tweet. That’s the…

Read More “I’m glad you’re here.”

From Wikipedia: Derek Anthony Redmond (born 3 September 1965) is a retired British athlete. During his career, he held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold…

Read More With the Support of Others

From the article, “4 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person”, Eric Barker shares some humbling ideas that make you think about how you approach life. He summarizes…

Read More Time is Short

In the follow-up to “The Innovator’s Mindset,” my book written with Katie Novak titled “Innovate Inside the Box” (expected release mid-August 2019), I identify three critical areas for learning by educators…

Read More The Value of Learning From Our Students

Many educators across North America are either about to go on break or are already on their summer break.  I don’t know if the term “break” is accurate (I saw…

Read More Breaks Are Good

In the post, “The Most Surprising Thing that Came from NOT Achieving My Dreams” via Marc and Angel, they share this idea of an “Unbucket List.” I had never heard…

Read More The “Un-Bucket List”

In the article, “Think You’re Wise in Your Own Eyes? 4 Steps to Develop Leadership Humility,” they discuss the importance of humility in leadership.  The article starts with these thoughts:…

Read More On Humility and Confidence

Here is a scenario: The year is 2030, and you are having a conversation at a dinner party.  Eventually, people start talking about a significant historical event, and you have…

Read More Memorization is Not a Bad Thing

In a recent workshop, I was asked: “Do you think that kids should just be able to bring phones to the classroom whenever they want?” At the end of the…

Read More The Trust Default