September
19
2017

Learning Transformed: A Free Webinar! #LT8keys

Good Afternoon, Friends! This Thursday, September 21st, from 3:00-3:45 pm EST, my co-author, Eric Sheninger and I will join former Governor and Alliance for Excellent Education President, Bob Wise, for a free webinar on our new book: Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Toda...

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...

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:...

June
06
2016

Every Day…She Ran to You

At the end of last summer, my wife and I watched our little girl step on a school bus for the very first time. With tears in our eyes, we wrote the post, “Written With Love On Your First Day of Kindergarten”, as a piece of our collective heart forever took her first real steps without us by her side...

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