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...
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...
This past July, after four straight weeks of travel, I’ll admit, I was tired. A few months earlier, I had been asked to join a team of ten authors on a project to benefit an amazing cause, The Will to Live Foundation; an organization founded to support teen suicide prevention. I signed on to t...
As many readers of my blog know, I serve as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. So, today, I’m excited to share that we have officially released our 2017 Regional Institute dates and locations! Wha...
You may have seen my friend, Eric Sheninger’s recent post, “Finally, an SIS Worth Switching For“. Eric and I are both on Alma’s Advisory Board and like him, I’m excited about this platform. As an SIS, it’s the best-in-class. Schedule a demo and you’ll see ho...
A recent article in Fortune entitled, “Ultra cheap Chromebooks are killing it this year”, highlights the explosive growth of mobile devices in schools, and specifically relays how 72% of Chromebooks sales were to schools. In the overall market, in 2014, Chromebooks outpaced Apple’s iPad in school re...
In this #LeadershipMinute, Tom talks about how leadership is defined by one’s actions.
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It’s not every day you see your book on the bookshelf of a U.S. Secretary of Ed. That’s humbling. (w/ @esheninger) #LT8Keys
Admin retreats are some of my favorite days. Thanks, Fauquier County Schools (VA) for an amazing day! #LT8Keys
The first edition of Digital Leadership was really good. The new edition is incredible. Congrats to my awesome friend @esheninger on the new release of his best seller. #Digilead #FutureReady
DESIGN THINKING, a framework for the creative process, can help educators overcome obstacles while empowering students to create. In this #LeadershipMinute, @ajjuliani offers four essential questions and a place to start! #FutureReady
Had a blast #R2SCMC!!! Such an honor and privilege to be with you all today. You are incredible! Keep leading the way.