August
16
2017

6 Questions to Consider as You Start the School Year

It was August of 2000. I was about to enter my very first year teaching fourth grade in Pennsylvania. At 21 years old and a new college degree in hand, I thought I had a clue as to what it would take to be a new teacher. I had no idea that my first year teaching would be one of the most difficult an...

August
15
2017

Hacking Leadership: A Free Webinar!

It’s not every day that I get to interview someone who I consider one of the top educators in country and say that the person also happens to be one of my best friends. If I could sum up Joe Sanfelippo in one sentence, it would be that he is an incredible family man, an amazing school leader w...

June
21
2017

Teaching the “Netflix Generation” #LT8keys

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” – John Dewey, 1915 The availability of content and the multitude of distribution platforms have grown exponentially in recent years. The explosion of social media, combined with the ability to stream...

June
01
2017

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy? #LT8keys

A portion of below is an excerpt from the new ASCD book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, and is co-written by Thomas C. Murray and Eric Sheninger. As a former technology director (Tom) and high school principal (Eric), we’ve seen some fascinating ways that studen...

May
26
2017

Hacking Project Based Learning: A free webinar!

School leaders across the country are working to create meaningful, authentic, and real-world learning experiences inside their schools and classrooms. Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom, by authors Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy, is a dynamic read and add...

May
14
2017

8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

It’s that time of year again. School leaders begin to make their plans for the summer months; from professional learning days to administrative PLCs. The best teachers begin counting up the time remaining to make a difference in the lives of their kids. Both groups also look forward to some ne...

April
21
2017

Learning Transformed: Want a Free Copy?

Hello, friends! Eric Sheninger and I are excited to share that our upcoming book, Learning Transformed, is now available for pre-sale through ASCD! You can find more information about that here: tinyurl.com/LearningTransformed. Here’s what a few educational leaders have shared about the book:...

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