Best Educational Practices

Building Student Social Capital

Last week I was at a meeting where our discussion focused on social capital.  When I googled social capital, I was given this definition, Social capital refers to the collective value of all “social networks” [who people know] and the inclinations that…

Technology: A Catalyst for Learning

Technology may not replace teachers, but teachers who integrate technology as a catalyst for learning will probably replace teachers who do not. Think about that for a moment. During a recent chat regarding technology integration, a few tweets sparked my…

The Heart and Soul of a School…

So I had a great conversation last week with our new incoming High School Principal about the best parts about working here at Academia Cotopaxi….he wanted to know what made our school special from my perspective as a new member…

Confidence and Competence

“Schools kill creativity.” “Innovation is crucial in education.” “We are preparing students for jobs that don’t currently exist.” “Education needs disruption.” These are all statements that you might have heard on a Ted Talk, at a conference keynote, or on…

Leading for Growth

Great leaders don’t spend time trying to change people. They spend their energy creating the conditions in which people want to change. Discussions move beyond “why” as educators begin thinking and planning for “how” and “when.” Don’t misunderstand, it’s important…

Call to Action…

So just over a week ago I returned from the Innovate 2015 conference held at Graded in Sao Paolo, Brazil…and what a conference it was. I want to start this post by thanking Lee Fertig and his team for putting…

#EDUin30

Running seems to give me inspiration, clear my mind, and inspire new ideas.  Knowing that Twitter has recently created an option to share videos up to 30 seconds, I thought about creating a new project to get people to share…