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Don’t be a leader in denial

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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How about a FedEx Day?

FedEx Day: a 24-hour hackathon in which individuals or teams work on new ideas and new projects. Participants must work on something that’s not part of their daily work and, most importantly, they have to deliver something in 24 hours (in the words of Seth Godin, “they need to ship“). Here are some resources on...

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The opportunity is freedom

The opportunity is freedom

Seth Godin said: The opportunity is freedom. The freedom to connect, to reach out to just about anyone in the world. The freedom to create, to sing and write and invent and share widely. The freedom to lead, to stand up and say, “follow me.” The freedom to learn, to take almost any course on...

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What we choose not to do matters

Seth Godin said: most of the stuff that goes wrong, much of the organizational breakdown, the unfixed problems and the help not given, ends up happening because the system lets it happen. It happens because a boss isn’t focusing, or priorities are confused, or people in a meeting somewhere couldn’t find the guts to challenge...

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Incented memorization

Seth Godin said: Useful modern education is not the work of rote. When you tell someone the answer and then give them a test to see if they remember what you told them, that’s not education, it’s incented memorization. via https://seths.blog/2018/09/the-trick-question