Author: George Couros

I recently had the opportunity to discuss “Innovate Inside the Box” and “The Innovator’s Mindset” on “The Award-Winning Culture podcast by Wildcat Nation.”  I have done several podcasts, but this…

Read More Creating Opportunities for Purpose in School

From Katie Martin in “Learner-Centred Innovation“: Just think how you might begin to make the changes and the impact you desire in school if instead of statements like, “If they…

Read More Looking Inward to Move Onward

I recently read a post titled, “The 10 Stories Great Leaders Need to Tell,” and they listed these ten stories that leaders need to be able to tell: Story 1:…

Read More Creating a Shared Story

I had just finished a workshop with a group of administrators, and a participant came up to me and said, “I had seen you speak before you had your daughter…

Read More On Being a Dad

I received a question/comment recently about the concern that as classrooms and schools consider why change is essential and what change is necessary, that educators are concerned that their expertise…

Read More The Wisdom in Our Classrooms

I read this great post from Deidre Roemer recently, where she discusses a letter she received from a former student. With deep reflection, although the message was very complimentary of…

Read More Empowered in the Process

I have no idea where I am going with this post, but I wanted to work through these ideas through writing. Bear with me. Here is a question that popped…

Read More Beyond a Diploma

In my workshops, I often talk about the importance of greeting students at the door in the morning to set the tone for the entire day. A simple welcome can…

Read More The Enthusiasm of Our Students

I found this old tweet Today is the 5 year anniversary of my dad passing away. This morning, I received three messages from people I don’t know, thanking me for…

Read More By Lifting Others

I wrote this in 2014: Belief. I have always believed the importance of relationships and how they are foundation of a great school, classroom, or organization, but having “belief” in…

Read More The Importance of “Belief”