The last time I blogged, I asked the question – How passionate are educators? It seems like I’m on a bit of a rant about educators, particularly educational leaders with the addition of today’s question – How creative are educators? Michael Hyatt recently suggested 7 Ways Successful Creatives Think Differently Than Unsuccessful Ones. As I […]
This may seem like a cynical post, but I’ve run across several resources the past few days that have me reflecting on my own passion as an educational leader and wondering how passionate we are as a profession. You may have seen Ken Robinson’s first TED talk – Do Schools Kill Creativty? In this talk, […]
A recent Forbes article of the same title by Steven Denning resonated with me. It emphasized the role of leadership (at all levels), particularly in moving the focus of our actions as leaders away from “the system” and back to the learners. In addition, the current focus on the system does not take into account […]
As a school leader, you make an incredible amount of decisions – both instructional and operational – in a day, a week, a month, a school year, and certainly over an entire career. Why do you do what you do? Do you reflect on what values and beliefs are at your core as a school […]
Not only is this a terrific video about learning in real life, it’s an excellent example of how we communicate about ideas with media in the 21st century. LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo. On the Vimeo site you’ll also see two other videos, Eat and Move.
A new video on the less-discussed role of leadership in 21st century education. We agree learning is different today and teachers must change the delivery of instruction. What about leadership? How should effective educational leadership look different in the 21st century?
I attended a one-day workshop presented by Chuck Schwan and Bea McGarvey on their recent book: Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning – Learning in the Age of Empowerment. It was an interesting day and fun to be among like-minded educators thinking about possible reforms in education – ones that actually make sense. In the book and […]
I’m listening to Susan Scott’s recent book, Fierce Leadership. She has an enjoyable writing style. One of her analogies was something to the effect of – I’m paraphrasing – Are your best leadership practices like eating peas with a knife? Then maybe you need to rethink those practices. I can see I’m going to enjoy […]
You may have seen Sir Ken Robinson’s two TED talks: Do Schools Kill Creativity? and Bring on the Learning Revolution! Earlier this year, Sir Ken spoke at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, focusing on creativity, imagination and leadership. Michael Hyatt interviewed Sir Ken after his talk. Here are some of my notes and thoughts. Creativity & Innovation […]
Ever wonder what exactly Creative Commons means? Here is an excellent video describing how the world of copyright applies to online content. This would be an excellent (and brief) video to share with teachers and students.