Failing Spectacularly

I was listening to the radio today and they were interviewing Andy Grammer.  The DJ asked what advice he’d’ have for musicians that haven’t “made it” yet.  He said, “Fail spectacularly.”  He went on to say that you can be an enormous success, or you can be an enormous failure, but if you are just … More Failing Spectacularly

Equipping Leaders in the Age of Literacy

I taught in the primary grades for fifteen years. In general, primary grade teachers are all literacy leaders.  Teaching students to read and write are top priorities every day in their classrooms.  That importance doesn’t go away, however, just because kids get older.  Most students are successful as independent readers and writers by the time … More Equipping Leaders in the Age of Literacy

Empowered by Reciprocal Learning – Student Engagement Series

I recently had coffee with a good teacher friend.  He was telling me that their district is moving from iPads to Chromebooks for next school year.  Some of the other teachers were rejoicing because then the students “wouldn’t be playing games during class.”  He pointed out to them that kids can, in fact, still play games … More Empowered by Reciprocal Learning – Student Engagement Series