December
15
2018

Overcoming Social Media Fears

Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Amy Fast at one of our Future Ready Institutes. Amy is an awesome High School Assistant Principal from Oregon and is the type of school leader that leverages social media in her daily work; to both share the incredible things that happen in he...

December
08
2018

Are You In Your Own Way?

I often wonder how many times it’s been me. The roadblock. The great idea diverter. The dream killer. The innovation crusher. How many times has it been my own lens that has gotten in the way? …and I never even realized it? I honestly believe no educator gets up in the morning and heads...

December
01
2018

Designing Inclusive Learning Spaces

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift Over the past few years, learning space redesign has become one of the trendiest topics in education. Yet, it’s imperative to remember that redesigning learning spaces is about how design impacts the brain...

November
24
2018

Our Kids Need You

You’ve heard it said countless times… “Kids today…” and it’s often not said in a positive manner. Just before or after the phrase, which is typically said in some condescending tone, is a reference as to why this generation of kids does not rise to the value of th...

November
17
2018

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive? How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? The Future Ready Framework, a dynamic, research-based support for schoo...

July
22
2018

8 Ways to Redesign on a Minimal Budget

Redesigning learning spaces is far easier feat if the money exists to support it. However, the vast reality is many, if not most districts, don’t have the budget available to purchase new furniture, no less at scale. Thus when redesigning spaces, affordability and sustainability most always remain p...

May
23
2018

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. as the “Homework Gap”) to support students, particularly those most in need. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 million families do not have connectivity at home. Ac...

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