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September 27, 2016

STEM Education Needs an Orchestra of Change Leaders

STEM, the four subjects, are the engine that can move schools and districts from their firmly planted "old school" feet into a dynamic teaching and learning environment that serves the students of this century.

August 09, 2016

Provocative Questions for Leaders of Change

Schools are spinning as they push and pull with new ideas, demands, and methods but they are not making forward motion that is future inspired.

August 04, 2016

Seymour Papert's Legacy Remains in Our Hands

Even if you never heard of Seymour Papert, as an educator, it is likely he has or will touch your practice and eventually will have been partially responsible for how you change the way teaching and learning is taking place in your schools.

July 19, 2016

Leaders Becoming STEM-Ready

Leading a change process is not a singular responsibility. But it goes without saying, the first question has to be "Am I ready to lead a STEM shift?" or "Do I want a STEM shift to be part of my legacy?"

June 23, 2016

Maker Spaces or Virtual Lockers Won't Solve the Achievement Gap

Unless school and district leadership take a system-wide view of each change to re-design the possibilities within the system as a whole, with the intent of including all students, a widening achievement gap will result.

May 29, 2016

We Need Diversity at the Leadership Table

As we probe diversity in the field of technology, minority involvement and inclusion in leadership seems to be a missing ingredient in the educational uses of and framing of technology in learning.

May 03, 2016

Leaders' Journey From Stressed and Oppressed to Creative and Energized

Mending a broken system or incrementally improving an archaic one is not inspirational work. Both demand staying with the original, making little space for creativity. It is innovation that excites workplaces.

April 26, 2016

When Innovative Schools Don't Narrowly Define STEM

STEM, now a catchword, when viewed as a reason for shifting the way teaching and learning takes place, includes the arts, the humanities, and yes, physical education.

April 12, 2016

Filling a Leadership Position? Wait!

Most schools remain in a teaching and learning format that is frighteningly similar to the one from a century past. So vacancies now present extraordinary opportunities with consequences that may last decades.

February 02, 2016

Redefining Learning: The Goochland Journey Toward Deeper Learning

We have learned that development needs to take place with principals, with both opportunities for "in the trenches" training alongside teachers and to training for assessing the quality of learning teachers are designing and implementing.

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