How do you move from “pockets of innovation” to a “culture of innovation”? How do we start to innovate inside of the box? What does innovation mean for education, and should every educator be an innovator? These are questions that George Couros addressed in his book, “The Innovator’s Mindset”, and will continue to dig deeper […]

In their book, Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization, Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright, call groups of people (from 20-150) tribes. Their basic argument is that success and innovation in any group/company/institution come from the tribes within that govern change and culture. In our schools, we can see each […]

It’s 2017. Communication is changing fast (my 7-yr old daughter and I just exchanged Snaps while I am in Chicago and she is outside of Philadelphia in different time zones, with real-time interaction). Collaboration has evolved to a point of instantaneous feedback loops (my colleague and I are on a shared Google Slide presentation changing […]

Two weeks ago I launched the “30 days of blogging” challenge on this blog (you can read about it here). Almost 200 education bloggers signed up to share their blog, and 151 of those bloggers left comments sharing their writing goals for the month. I’ve been spending some time reading all of these blogs, and […]