I entered a G/T class in fourth grade and quickly understood what it meant to be a nerd. Unfortunately, I was one. I bucked that image as soon as I started junior high and didn’t look back. Today, however, my teenage daughter would definitely call me a nerd and I embrace that label. I get … More What does it mean to be a nerd?
I have two children, and I think they are both pretty amazing. The hardest part about the job I do as an educational consultant is being away from them. So, sitting on the airplane on my way to Arizona, my mind wandered to a scene from home this morning before I left. My son, … More Learning that Amuses the Mind
All good leaders are full of great ideas. The key is knowing which ideas to develop and when. Some may never go beyond the idea phase. Others may be able to be brought to fruition fairly easily. Others take study, strategizing, collaboration, and mindset shifts. Regardless of the idea and how it develops, all success … More Moving from Idea to Action
One of the most popular questions in a teacher interview is, “Why did you become a teacher?” I remember a professor prepping us for this question by telling us not to answer with, “Because I love kids.” While it may be cliche, it better be a major part as to why you became a teacher. Seriously… … More You shouldn’t be in education if…