When was the last time you said "thank you" to a teacher? Not just for submitting a report on time or staying late or giving a good grade. How about simply for being who they are and doing what they do? There are a million or more reasons for us to...
Modern workplaces are as much a living breathing thing as the world they operate in. Ever-changing and evolving, they offer new daily challenges and goals constantly. It's a collaborative and competitive environment for any newcomer. The best modern...
If there's one thing that anyone in any position of authority must be willing to provide in order to inspire action and achievement, it's leadership. So what about our schools and the teachers and admins who guide their policies? What could we consider to...
An essential question is an incredibly powerful tool for discovery learning and critical thinking skill development. Essential and herding questions are also one of the 10 shifts of practice of future-focused learning. If you consider what learning...read more
Personalized learning is one of the best ways to connect to such a diverse range of learners as the ones we teach today. It's one of the 10 shifts of practice of future-focused learning, and is a crucial consideration for achieving the highest levels...read more
In future-focused learning, learners strive together to find and solve real-world problems that matter, and I'm thrilled to take part in seeing this remarkable transformation happen in schools all over the world. Making the shift to future-focused...read more
When it comes to classroom engagement, the first and last 4 minutes of your class matter the most. As a teacher, kids are the toughest audience you'll ever have. Holding their attention is difficult enough, but getting it in the first place can be...read more
If you're an educator of any level, you know the importance of maintaining a great personal learning network, a lifeline in the digital age. It doesn't matter if you're a teacher, administrator, or any other form of educator—a personal learning...read more
For a long time now we've talked about how important critical thinking skills are for today's learners (and for everyone) to build on. Every educator knows how crucial it is to cultivate them in our classrooms and indeed throughout our whole lives....read more
Chances are you've heard a lot about digital citizenship by now. Many reputable and respectable organizations have devoted their life's work to developing digital citizenship resources that promote its values in educators and learners worldwide. We...read more
In the world of blogging there are organizations that have bloggers employed and then there are individual bloggers. Here are some education blogs from both types that have proved most useful in dispelling myths, providing staff development, and...read more
For the most part professional development has been focused on teachers, as they are most often the ones on the front lines dealing directly with students and have the most impact. But doesn’t it stand to reason that the more equipped admins are to deal...read more