Tag: Daniel Pink

No matter your position in education, you can influence change.  If we are waiting for “someone else” to create meaningful change, it might not happen.  In this podcast, loosely based on the “5 Ways to Influence Change” blog post from May 2014, mixed with a story I discuss in “Innovate Inside the Box,” I will … [Read more…]

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I have been paying a lot of attention to the importance of stories in changing school culture.  While many people are focused on the idea of “data” changing the culture, the reality is that practice doesn’t change because of numbers. It can inform our practice, but it is unlikely it will inspire us to do something … [Read more…]

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Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm and I were recently asked by educator and author Larry Ferlazzo to respond to the question: HOW CAN WE  KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED WITHOUT CARROTS & STICKS?  My response originally…

Read More Engaging Without Carrots & Sticks

As a school administrator and former special education teacher, I have tremendous respect and high regard for teachers. Occasionally, the teaching field can be extremely-difficult, stressful, and full of delayed…

Read More Sorry, but I Won’t Think for You

In October, I posted an idea here called FedEx Prep: Time For Innovation.  Based on the ideas discussed by Daniel Pink, in his book “Drive“, the idea was to increase…

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There are always obstacles to innovation for teachers; time and focus on curriculum can often hinder creativity and design.  After reading Daniel Pink’s “Drive” and listening to Tony Wagner speak,…

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(This was originally posted on my blog on August 24th.  Whether you agree with awards or not, this is definitely something we have to open the conversation on.  As administrators,…

Read More The Impact of Awards