Author: George Couros

Yesterday at Forest Green School/Connections for Learning, our staff and several parents took part in our annual Education Planning process. Based on our three-year Education Plan, we take the opportunity…

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Many teachers have the following one rule in their classroom: respect. Often it is expanded into respect for yourself, respect for others, respect for property. Respect is a quality that…

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The following has been cross-posted at the Will Deyamport’s blog. “Bosses ought to be judged by what they and their people get done and by how their followers feel along…

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The term “success for all” is used often in school mission statements, visions, and education plans. It is an important statement, but we need to really ensure we define what…

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“The question isn’t whether you will be transparent, authentic, and real, but rather, how much you will let go and be open in the face of new technologies.” Charlene Li,…

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Ever since I have been using Twitter, I have seen that conferences have gone past the opportunity to learn new information, but to really extend and share with others. Most…

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Patrick Larkin and I had the honour (he had the honor) of leading a conversation at Educon on Sunday and had some fantastic learning experiences ourselves with people from all…

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Benjamin Zander tells the story of two salesman going to Africa in the 1900’s. One of the salesman wrote back and talked of the bleak situation since no one had…

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“Revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new technologies—it happens when society adopts new behaviors.” Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody This week for me, started off with attending an Royal Canadian…

Read More Are we a part of the problem?

I remember reading the Tipping Point a little while ago, when Gladwell discusses the “Law of the Few”.  If we are wanting schools to continuously improve, what is the role…

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In the span of a day, a principal can see and do many things. Here is an example of one of my Fridays: Teaching a high school class and helping…

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The more I have been involved using social media helping to create incredible opportunities for myself and our students, the more I have seen the value. Many comments however regard…

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