Are you a student principal?

I met with a colleague yesterday to discuss our upcoming presentation for the Texas ASCD #Ignite13 on leveraging social media as an administrator for your staff, students, and families. He is a secondary principal who has recently been promoted to…

Les Montagnes

In cycling, there are many different types of riders. Often, the front of the peloton may be dominated by the sprinters, those with the massive legs. The mountain stages rely on the climbers, those with the lungs to climb grades…

Social Collaboration…

  The Collaboration Pyramid by oscarberg, on Flickr The Collaboration Pyramid offers a great visual to dive deeper into the nature of authentic collaboration and optimized production. In traditional team-based collaborative models we experience the “form, storm, norm and perform” process,…

Experience Matters

Recently, I was asked to speak to the Department for Education and Child Development in South Australia, and they asked me for some advice to give to schools.  What I felt was important to share was the notion of educators “experiencing”…

Defining Moments

So this week I’d like to talk a little bit about the defining moments in a student’s life, as well as the kind of “learning” that I believe to be the most profound, impactful, and enduring throughout a student’s education.…

Unpacking Academic Excellence

Originally posted by J. Bevacqua on Figuring It Out I get a little skeptical and wary of schools (and those that work within them – including myself sometimes) that espouse “academic excellence” as an organizational value. I wonder if the “academic excellence” mantra has…