Tag: Tony Sinanis

Just some thoughts swirling around in my mind… In the past few weeks, I have been discussing social-emotional learning and mental health with guests such as Tony Sinanis, Jody Carrington, and Mandy Froehlich. Why would I discuss these topics on a podcast about “Innovation” in education? This is from “The Innovator’s Mindset“: “…at the heart … [Read more…]

Read More Taking Care of the Adults

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…]

Read More 5 Ways to Influence Change #Podcast

Inspired by my good friend Tony Sinanis and his post, “5 Phrases I’m Letting Go,” I decided to think about three phrases that I am removing trying to rethink in my work in both education and leadership.  Here are expressions I have been thinking about lately. Phrase 1: “We have to move away from traditional … [Read more…]

Read More 3 Phrases I Have Been Rethinking

A principal friend of mine asked if I could send their staff a message before they open a brand new school.  Here is what I shared with them: As many educators in North America are on summer break right now, and whether you are starting a new job, starting a new school, or going back … [Read more…]

Read More Take Advantage of the Blank Slate

A principal friend of mine asked if I could send their staff a message before they open a brand new school.  Here is what I shared with them: As many educators in North America are on summer break right now, and whether you are starting a new job, starting a new school, or going back … [Read more…]

Read More Take Advantage of the Blank Slate

My brother shared this out yesterday: Starting at 11 seconds, great example of student explaining science via vlog format. #eci834 #scichat #edtech https://t.co/i2NzahZRmF — Dr. Alec Couros (@courosa) April 5, 2017 It is so good. So brilliant. So articulate. My first thought was, “Do we ask our students to do this type of work in … [Read more…]

Read More Preparing Students for Jobs that Exist Now

Tony Sinanis, a friend that I consider a brother, is one of the most thoughtful educators and leaders I know.  He recently wrote this as a Facebook status: Maybe in our schools our focus should be on helping educators & educational leaders develop a growth mindset instead of just focusing on the kids. #edchat Although I … [Read more…]

Read More Going Past “Knowing”