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April 23, 2019

Hacking Instructional Design, a Must Read for Any Instructional Leader

As an instructional coach and leader, it is always awesome to have a resource that can sit on your desk and answer so many questions, just from a scan. The chapters are short and readable for even the busiest educator

March 26, 2019

Fear, the Kryptonite to Learning

The older we get, the harder it is to make change. Think about the adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." It is ingrained in us that change becomes almost impossible as we age, but that is simply not true.

March 24, 2019

Deep Thoughts From the Dashboard, a Reflection Revelation

If you're up for it, shoot a short video of yourself either on Periscope or Twitter and share the link below. It's good to meet you all.

March 21, 2019

Scaffold Reflection for Deeper Metacognition and Better Feedback

It wasn't until after I developed a system in my classroom for effective reflection and feedback that I realized the impact it truly had on learning. That probably sounds backward, but it's true. Although I always saw the value in reflecting personally, even if I didn't call it reflection, making i...

March 15, 2019

Let's Focus on What Learners CAN Do, and Plan From There

Learning isn't easy, and we all have our challenges. Rather than assume our learners can't, giving them boring learning opportunities or watered-down versions of the learning, provide rigorous, engaging experiences and watch to see how much all students will grow.

March 05, 2019

Teachers, See Learning as Students Do

Too often, we take risks ourselves, only letting some of the rope out for students to be more autonomous, but because we don't know what to do with ourselves while that is happening, we can sabotage perfectly good learning experiences.

February 18, 2019

Lead From Your Core

If you haven't read Brene Brown's Dare to Lead, I strongly recommend it and not just for leaders, for anyone. Her voice is a strong and honest one that brings humor and humility to the front of the lessons she teaches.

February 15, 2019

Support Teachers Where They Are for Initiatives to Thrive

Although we can make a case for developing more informed citizens, we really want critically thoughtful, creative people, who are less afraid of risk and more willing to take chances to grow. Our current system doesn't breed that in most people.

February 07, 2019

Leaders, Don't Assume, Stay Curious

It is important when we are doing this that we don't unintentionally assume the worst about our learners, adult or student, and give them every opportunity to share what they know and can do.

January 20, 2019

Comfort Is a Killer of Innovation

As a profession, we need to work to innovate, see education as it needs to be now, and stop comparing it to what it was when we were doing it. The stakes are too high.

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