Change is Hard, but Kids are Worth It.

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

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We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know #IMMOOC

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

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The Only Way Out is to Look Within #IMMOOC

I have negative thoughts. Daily. And those negative thoughts are about me. About my work. About what other people think […]

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The Most Underutilized Resource in Our Schools

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

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PLCs Aren’t Just for Teachers!

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

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From Flavor-of-the-Month to Sustainable Innovation

Are you familiar with saying flavor-of-the-month? Initiatives, products, and strategies frequently come into ed-space with an initial jolt of excitement, […]

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Innovator's Mindset

Do You Have an Innovator’s Mindset?

An Innovator’s Mindset, the second Essential Condition for Sustainable Innovation, builds on Carol Dweck’s work studying the growth mindset. What […]

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Culture of Trust

A Culture of Trust for Sustainable Innovation: Interview with Judith E. Glaser

The Essential Conditions for Sustainable Innovation consist of Culture, Mindset, and Opportunity. Innovating can be exciting, exhilarating, and fun but […]

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ED Leadership: Get out of the Office for a Boost

Today, we hosted a Straight A Grant site visit at our Middle School and it touched me enough to share […]

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Work Smarter and Innovate More: Flatten the Organization

Organizational charts are necessary for decision making and budgeting but the same structure can create a disconnect from “boots on […]

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