Author: George Couros

Picture by Mari Andrew I saw this picture on Imgur by Mari Andrew, and I love it because of the simplicity, yet powerful emotions it evokes. Rough times will always…

Read More This Moment

I have this soft spot for music teachers.  It is interesting where you see this massive shift to focusing on “data,” that the arts tend to be cut first when…

Read More Immeasurable Impact

This is a short and funny video to help discussion on the type of learning we are seeing in our world today: What I stress about the video is that…

Read More Beyond Finding Information

My good friend, Patrick Larkin, purchased the book for me, “10% Happier“.  I have been enjoying it, and this quote gave me pause for personal and professional reasons: “Make the…

Read More The Present Moment is Our Friend

From “The Innovator’s Mindset“: When forward-thinking schools encourage today’s learners to become creators and leaders, I believe they, in turn, will create a better world. That’s my why, and it’s…

Read More Defining Your Own Journey

At the beginning of my teaching career, I applied for a Kindergarten position, and from that interview, I was given the opportunity to teach high school technology.  The reason I…

Read More The Next Big Thing?

This story from “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is one that has always stuck with me and reminds me of the importance of understanding someone else’s perspective and…

Read More Leading With Empathy

Watch this short clip from “Jerry Maguire”: This short clip, says so much about us as educators as well as our students.  This is something I have been thinking about…

Read More People That Fill Your Bucket

I am sitting in a Starbucks, and focusing on writing.  I tend to come to this place because I know the taste of what I am going to drink, and…

Read More Human Disconnection