February
01
2019

Start with One Thing

We all know the feeling… Being overwhelmed. Not knowing where to start.Being paralyzed by fear.Feeling like we’re juggling too many balls in the air. In the #LeadershipMinute video above, I connect with my good friend, Shannon Miller, who addresses this issue in which we can all relate. Shannon is a...

January
25
2019

Free Resources to Support Your Work

Earlier this week, I joined former Illinois Superintendent Dr. Greg Goins, on the Reimagine Schools Podcast. You can listen to the podcast episode here: If you listen to the episode, you’ll hear Greg and I discuss a variety of resources such as Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day, is...

January
19
2019

The Hidden Stories of Those Around Us

Each one of us has a story. How much of your story do those around you know? Earlier this week, I boarded the 7:15a train to Washington, D.C. from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. As I do regularly, I found a seat, opened my laptop, turned up the volume in my headphones, and got connected so tha...

January
12
2019

Stop Celebrating Low-Level Learning

In the spring of 2002, I was teaching 4th grade in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teacher in my second year, my classroom had a 1:1 student-to-device ratio. That’s right, in 2002, 17 years ago, we were 1:1. Palm Pilots. Yes, Palm Pilots. Remember those things? “I’d love to see th...

January
01
2019

In the News…2019

June Equity IS Education, Future Ready Webinar, Link Review: Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, Teaching Teachers, Link Leveraging Data and the Cloud While Protecting Student Data Privacy, Future Ready Webinar, Link May Impact of a Leader: Featuring Thomas C....

December
29
2018

How Do You Model Risk-Taking?

I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was looking back through my notes as I sat next to her in a post-observation meeting, about to give feedback on the lesson from the day before. Two days earlier, I had run our faculty meeting. As a principal early in my career, so many of these meetings loo...

December
22
2018

The Work You Do Has Power

Blockbuster.  Netflix.Toys ‘R’ Us.  Amazon.Radio Shack.  Amazon.Kmart.  Amazon.Taxicab. Uber. LyftNewspapers. Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. YouTube. On demand content.…and now Sears.  Amazon. Advances in technology are disrupting almost every industry, and...

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  • Working with school and district leaders is one the favorite things I get to do. The work of the 120 admin in Fayette County (GA) on leadership, culture, overcoming fear, and creating Personal & Authentic experiences for our kids was just awesome. Supporting educators is always a privilege and an honor.

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  • ‪EDUCATORS: Digital does NOT equal quality. What’s often glorified on social media is low-level pedagogy. Technology is a tool - an ACCELERATOR, not the learning goal. The tool can amplify opportunities and depth or speed up the rate of failure. #LeadershipMinute #FutureReady ‬

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