20 Jan
2018

In my opinion, it is an amazing time to be alive; what we can accomplish today and the opportunities we […]

Virtual Reality Site Visit
12 Nov
2017

At Mason, we recently asked teachers what they wanted us to know about them as learners. The vast majority of […]

Innovative Classroom
28 Oct
2017

One of the most inspiring activities I’ve been part of at Mason City Schools is Walkthrough Wednesday. Every Wednesday, the […]

26 Oct
2017

We don’t know what we don’t know. I’ve been reflecting upon this Howard Ford quote, “If we had asked people […]

18 Oct
2017

Sometimes, an author’s words light your soul on fire, and you know you can’t go back to the way it […]

Framework for Measuring Innovation in Education
14 Oct
2017

When discussing innovation in education, I often hear, the stakes are high, higher than that of the “business world.” Failing […]

Innovation - ripples
16 Sep
2017

Apple released its iPhone X, Home Pod, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the latest iteration of the Apple Watch […]

XPRIZE
09 Sep
2017

My grandmother, an educated, articulate woman, suffered from altzheimers for almost a decade before she left our world with virtually […]

Apple Keynote
04 Sep
2017

9.12.2017 – 1 PM EST Apple’s cult-like following eagerly awaits the Apple Keynote scheduled for September 12th. Why? Because Apple […]

Make a wish
27 Aug
2017

On my way home this week, the flashing blue lights in my rear-view mirror demanded attention, followed by the shrill […]

02 Nov
2017

Beyond grateful for the past six weeks with #IMMOOC. I’ve been reflecting upon the courageous words of many thoughtful professionals. […]

You - Learner
24 Sep
2017

In education, our attention generally looks at the student. It is certainly our end goal but to effectively educate our […]

PLC
06 May
2017

In the Fall, I heard a teacher from another district say, “if the district introduces something with an acronym, we […]

31 Mar
2017

Kathleen McClaskey, co-author of How to Personalize Learning and Make Learning Personal joins me for a personal interview about personalized […]

Love Learning
18 Mar
2017

Two elusive phrases, student agency, and teacher agency are finding their way into strategic plans, Twitter feeds, and publications everywhere. […]

Dyslexia
18 Feb
2017

When I want to quit and feel that changing the way we teach kids is a futile endeavor, I remember […]

Passion Based Teacher Group
12 Feb
2017

In my last blog post featuring a group of 6th Grade Teachers from Mercer Elementary, an organic group named Meraki […]

User Experience
30 Dec
2016

Software developers epitomize the Growth Mindset (Carol Dweck), Innovator’s Mindset (George Couros), and Grit (Angela Duckworth). If developers didn’t have […]

09 Jan
2018

There are a couple of blog posts that have resonated with me lately. In “Happy ‘NO’ Year!” Jimmy Casas reminds […]

31 Dec
2017

Leading change is hard. But when you have a compelling WHY, and you do the right things right, change can […]

04 Dec
2017

It’s that time of year when the world is filled with child-like wonder. Many of us are captivated by the […]

19 Nov
2017

I loved seeing all of the hype and excitement around the Wonder film premiere this week. And you know, all of […]

06 Nov
2017

Words have the power to change the world. I was lurking on Twitter last night and stumbled upon this tweet […]

04 Nov
2017

Whoa. I can’t believe these past six weeks with #IMMOOC are over. Grateful to have met and learned from so […]

02 Nov
2017

Beyond grateful for the past six weeks with #IMMOOC. I’ve been reflecting upon the courageous words of many thoughtful professionals. […]

28 Oct
2017

Yesterday, I spent time in a cozy, classroom community. Through smooth jazz, soft lighting, and refreshments, the teacher created a […]

18 Oct
2017

Sometimes, an author’s words light your soul on fire, and you know you can’t go back to the way it […]

Canva Logo
04 May
2017

Innovators create. Whether in the form of a whiteboard drawing, napkin scribble, or a well thought out design, creating is essential to […]

27 Apr
2017

As we push students to create content and synthesize information, furnishing them with an arsenal of tools helps provide choice and encourages […]

Digital Storytelling
13 Apr
2017

Get those creative juices flowing! Adobe released FREE software for creating videos, graphics, and web stories. Watch the video below to […]

24 Hours
06 Apr
2017

Prefer to listen? Enjoy the podcast version of this post below: Use Google Keep to stay organized, manage your time, […]

Innovation Graphic light bulb
24 Dec
2016

Sustainable innovation? Sounds like an oxymoron. Starting innovation can be easy but sustaining it proves more difficult. Everyone knows the […]

20 Jan
2018

In my opinion, it is an amazing time to be alive; what we can accomplish today and the opportunities we […]

09 Jan
2018

There are a couple of blog posts that have resonated with me lately. In “Happy ‘NO’ Year!” Jimmy Casas reminds […]

31 Dec
2017

Leading change is hard. But when you have a compelling WHY, and you do the right things right, change can […]

04 Dec
2017

It’s that time of year when the world is filled with child-like wonder. Many of us are captivated by the […]

19 Nov
2017

I loved seeing all of the hype and excitement around the Wonder film premiere this week. And you know, all of […]

Virtual Reality Site Visit
12 Nov
2017

At Mason, we recently asked teachers what they wanted us to know about them as learners. The vast majority of […]

06 Nov
2017

Words have the power to change the world. I was lurking on Twitter last night and stumbled upon this tweet […]

04 Nov
2017

Whoa. I can’t believe these past six weeks with #IMMOOC are over. Grateful to have met and learned from so […]

02 Nov
2017

Beyond grateful for the past six weeks with #IMMOOC. I’ve been reflecting upon the courageous words of many thoughtful professionals. […]

Innovative Classroom
28 Oct
2017

One of the most inspiring activities I’ve been part of at Mason City Schools is Walkthrough Wednesday. Every Wednesday, the […]