March
24
2019

How Does Your Community Know?

Matt Miller joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. To see other #LeadershipMinutes, click here. Every day in your school and district, great things happen. How does your community know? One school district that I love to follow, not simply because of the amazing work that happens inside it, but becau...

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...

February
19
2018

10 Steps to Developing a Powerful Learning Culture

“Be the leader you wish you had.” —Simon Sinek Professional learning in many districts must undergo radical reform, from a model that’s outdated and ineffective to one that’s personal, empowering, and owned by the learner. How can we create such a culture of ownership and empowerment? 1. Clearly def...

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...

June
24
2016

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

This post originally appeared on www.futureready.org. The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Recently, I had the...

June
08
2016

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

     This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Having worked with almost 500 school districts and 3,000 school leaders over the past year, I’ve often been asked, “What type of devices should we buy?” The problem with this question, is that quite often this is...

June
03
2016

Open Education – Where do I begin?

This blog was originally posted on the Future Ready website at http://futureready.org/open. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Marcinek, Chief Open Education Advisor at the US Department of Education (ED), to explore how schools can benefit from Open Educational Resources (OERs) a...

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