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What if we nurtured the right things and the right ideas?
Each morning for the past few weeks I have been reading a daily meditation from “ The Daily Stoic ” by Ryan Holiday (who has also authored “ Ego is the Enemy ” and “T he Obstacle is the Way ” which are fantastic reads in and of themselves.) This morning’s p...

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Are we building walls or cathedrals?
In his book “ Start with Why ”, Simon sinek shares the following story of two stonemasons. “You walk up to the first stonemason and ask, “Do you like your job?” He looks up at you and replies “I’ve been building this wall for as long as I can remember. The ...

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What if we listened to Daniel Tiger?
(C) The Fred Rogers Foundation and PBS If you are around young children, you no doubt know Daniel Tiger and his neighborhood friends . And if you grew up with Mr. Roger's Neighborhood . you will certainly know this cast of characters from the Land of Make B...

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What if we treated every day like the first day of school?
Although the students in our district are not officially starting for two more weeks, today was my "first day of school" as I, along with several of my colleagues, begin to work with the new teachers to our district.  And although I do not formally teach st...

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What if we were passionate about passion?
One of my favorite books of all time is Sir Ken Robinson's "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything". It is my go-to book when I am in need of inspiration and a reminder of the conditions for learning we need to ensure we create. This book ...

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What if we stopped talking about change and embraced it?
So much of what happens in school and in classrooms revolves around the concept of change. There are those who are frustrated that change isn't happening fast enough. There are those who are upset that it seems to be happening too fast. But these conversati...

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What if we designed our learning spaces for learning?
Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time in a showroom focused on school furniture. Along with traditional school furniture, there were many other alternatives that embraced the flexible learning spaces that our students deserve. The showroom had c...

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What if we valued curiosity?
Along with many awesome things he shared today, George Couros ( @gcouros) made the following statement in his #pete2016 keynote: "If a child leaves our schools less curious than when they started, we have failed." - G. Couros This might be the greatest cond...

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What if we stopped complaining and started doing?
I had an opportunity to meet and speak with someone whom I have long admired today. George Couros writes and reflectively shares his thoughts on leadership and learning on his blog, through social media  ( @gcouros ) and in his book  "The Innovator's Mindse...
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