Category: Best Educational Practices

Remember when SmartBoards were all the rage? Schools rushed to get these to every school, sometimes because they saw them as beneficial, and sometimes because the school across the way…

Read More Removing Barriers and Hurdles

I try to always find a line of pushing participants in my sessions in their learning, without pushing them off a ledge.  I want them to feel challenged, not defeated.…

Read More Recognize, Rectify, Move Forward

Attending so many conferences, there is a common theme that you will hear from most. How do we get our students better at school? They might not say that straight…

Read More What Lies Within Us?

Thanks to @mrbalcom for creating this image. <rant> I recently said the above statement at a conference in Nebraska, after asking teachers, “Have you heard of the term ‘data driven’?”,…

Read More You Are Not A Number

Years ago, I was working with a small group of administrators, sharing some insights and ideas on where education could go and where it is moving. I am passionate that…

Read More Who wants to change?

Several times a year, I will receive emails from parents about a post I wrote in 2010 titled, “The Impact of Awards”.  Often, they are reaching out because they are…

Read More 3 Ways Schools Condition Students

Heard often from educators… “We need our students to be deep thinkers, have resiliency, and learn the importance of hard work!” Also heard from educators… “Why do you use that…

Read More Quick and Easy

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