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What’s in Your Toolkit?

Over the years, I’ve often been asked “what is in your toolkit?” My response has often been “it varies depending on the day.” The truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation

I recently rediscovered a TedTalk by Daniel Pink that I decided to share because he deals with a very fascinating topic – motivation. What truly motivates us? Is it the … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

How to Build Grit in Kids?

What’s the best predictor of success in a child’s life? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth.  “Gritty kids, according to Dr. Duckworth, possess the passion and perseverance it takes … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

Predicting Future Success for Children

Is Spatial Ability a Predictor of Future Success in Technology, Math, and Science? A recent study published in the journal Psychological Science has opened the door, once again, for educators to … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Read This Now!

In this week’s Read This Now entry, I would like to share a video series from Edutopia that will take you directly inside the classrooms of talented educators who are actively using … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Death of Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Like Robinson, I think more and more educators are … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Leaning into Technology

For years, educators have struggled to define successful technology integration. Like many of my colleagues I, too, have worked with teams of other school leaders and teachers to determine how … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Student Success & Cooperative Learning

It is becoming more and more difficult to motivate student success because so many of our students come to the classroom with varying abilities and lack of interest in learning; … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 1 Comment