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I tweeted this recently: I struggle with the “school is broken” narrative as much as I struggle with focusing on what is wrong with a student, not what their strengths are. — George Couros (@gcouros) November 9, 2017 In the past couple of years, I have tried to stay away from this narrative when working … [Read more…]

Read More Nobody Wants to Be “Fixed”

If you want a culture of creativity and innovation, where sensible risks are embraced on both a market and individual level, start by developing the ability of managers to cultivate an openness to vulnerability in their teams. And this, paradoxically perhaps, requires first that they are vulnerable themselves. This notion that the leader needs to … [Read more…]

Read More The Vulnerability of Learning

I tweeted this article from Tina Seelig, “Teaching — It’s about Inspiration, Not Information“, and asked the following question on Twitter: Curious what you think about this quote from Tina Seelig? Some would be on the exact opposite side of this spectrum: Finally, never tell students what they need to do to get an “A” in the … [Read more…]

Read More Creating “Purposeful Conflict”

I have been thinking a lot about schools and how from my observations, things are moving in a positive direction in many cases.  Since I am not in schools every day, I wanted to see what others thought, so I asked this question: We are almost finished 16 years of the 21st century. What has … [Read more…]

Read More Acknowledging Change in Schools