Tag: Steve Jobs

Recently, I wrote this post on “Personalized Learning Opportunities For Students is a Team Effort,” and asked for feedback and thoughts from educators on how to best empower educators to serve the individual needs of their students.  I received some great ideas in the comments as well as through email. I received this email from … [Read more…]

Read More The Wisdom of Those Closest To Students

I am visiting a district in Pennsylvania soon, and as a “Twitter Challenge” before I join them, educators were encouraged to send some questions to me ahead of time. I have tried to respond to some tweets on Twitter, but I wanted to respond to this one through my blog: Question for you, @gcouros: Change … [Read more…]

Read More The Fallacy of the “Either/Or” Scenario

Here is something I hear often; “Are we creating a system of education where a student will come out and become the next Steve Jobs?” Let’s unpack that. Steve Jobs, a fantastic entrepreneur, businessperson, intelligent mind, and innovator.  But there is only one Steve Jobs, and I dare say that there will never be another … [Read more…]

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A “traditional” practice in education is not necessarily bad. A “bad” practice is bad. There are some things that teachers have done year after year that have worked for students. There are some things that teachers have done year after year that have worked for the teachers, and not necessarily students. The point of “innovation” … [Read more…]

Read More Traditional Practice Versus Bad Practice

A “traditional” practice in education is not necessarily bad. A “bad” practice is bad. There are some things that teachers have done year after year that have worked for students. There are some things that teachers have done year after year that have worked for the teachers, and not necessarily students. The point of “innovation” … [Read more…]

Read More Traditional Practice Versus Bad Practice

Leadership is not an easy endeavor. When you think you are doing well, things can easily go sideways, or even backward. Because leadership is ultimately about how we deal with other people, we shouldn’t be surprised that the process is complicated. Yet when you think of the best leaders, they have so many of the same … [Read more…]

Read More 10 Crucial Characteristics of Great Leaders

Recently, I was listening to a teacher talk about their more “traditional” view of education, and how “compliance” wasn’t a bad thing for students. Even going a step further, saying students should be “obedient”. I cringed a little.  Okay, maybe a lot. First off, let’s look at the definition of “obedient”: obedient – complying or willing to … [Read more…]

Read More Compliance is Not the End Goal of Education

Trying to get pumped up for 2017, I went a hunt for some awesome inspirational quotes on leadership, being passionate, and working for success. Personally and professionally I have many goals for 2017, and I know others do as well.  As a way to be able to find this inspiration, I decided to put these … [Read more…]

Read More 20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2017

Jon Corippo shared this awesome yet simple video that shows the power of “asking” from Steve Jobs. This is a message that my mom taught me as a kid. You never know until you ask, so you might as well do so. Yet how often do we assume that we can’t get or do something, … [Read more…]

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A few weeks ago, Apple, one of the most successful companies around today saw their leader step down, presumably for health problems.  Immediately, consumers were worried and stock dropped with…

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