My colleague and friend texted me today reminding me that today is actually National Panda Day. He also let me know that his kids are still talking about our Happy Panda Day celebration that came together last Thursday. For those … Continue reading Happy Panda Day! (It really happened)
This week, James Clear posted a short story about Jeff Bezos in his newsletter. “I very frequently get the question: ‘What’s going to change in the next 10 years?’ And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common … Continue reading What isn’t going to change? A reflection on successful, innovative coaching
As the year closes out and Top Ten lists pop up everywhere, I thought I’d get in on the game, but take a different route. Recently, my friend Danny Bauer shared the first book he remembered reading as a kid … Continue reading Ten (or Eleven) books that tell the story of my reading life
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou (or possibly someone else) If there ever was a quote that represented teaching young … Continue reading The Art of Teaching
Why can’t 100% of people be excited about education. Who am I being, how do I talk, how do I walk, if I believe that 100% of people love the power of learning, they just don’t know it yet. Continue reading Who am I being? How many eyes are shining around me?
Today, I ran across two poems that reminded me of the importance of being lost, particularly in its ability to help us to be found. These poems spoke to me and I will share them here, without more commentary, so that they might speak to you in their own way. Continue reading Lost and Found
I think Ted Lasso is just complicated, simple, crazy, beautiful, and stupid enough for me. I also think this could be a useful criteria to gauge the quality of my own work going forward. Continue reading Two Ted Lasso Tangents
Preparation is the key. When I am humble, I prepare more effectively. When I am egotistical or prideful, my awareness and self-awareness takes a back seat and my preparation suffers. Continue reading Be like Giannis (for educators)
Today running was the movement that allowed me to accomplish my purpose. Continue reading Out of movement comes clarity
I wonder about two factors that play into the problems of email. Fast typing and “Send.” Of all forms of communication, “Send” is the most immediate way to communicate a complete idea while also eliminating my ability to gauge the response of the person or people I’m emailing. Continue reading Feedback Triggers and Email Rules
Did you know National Panda Day is March 16th? I didn’t, until I thought of an idea for a special day, wanted to call it Happy Panda Day! and then googled Panda Day. Of course it is. Do you know … Continue reading Happy Panda Day!
Why am I a school leader? Why should Continue reading Two Whys – Aligning Actions and Values to Inspire
Tonight I found a teachable moment for my son. A moment that was uniquely created by a pandemic. On Monday, I hope I can find new ways to help teachers find teachable moments for their students. 2020 has made it extremely obvious how important it is for us to create positive change in the world. Our teachers are at the center of that work and encouraging their artistry is essential. Continue reading A note for my son & Classroom artistry
In 1992, I turned 9 years old. It was the year that Rodney King was beaten and my awareness of a much bigger, much more confusing world became apparent. In 2020, my son turned 9 years old. It is the … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Years Later: My call to be better for all children