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February 22, 2019

Leadership Starts with You

I’ve had the privilege of working for some amazing leaders over the years. Those leaders that had courage. Those leaders with an articulate vision. Those leaders who valued...
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February 01, 2019

Start with One Thing

We all know the feeling Being overwhelmed. Not knowing where to start.Being paralyzed by fear.Feeling like we're juggling too many balls in the air. In the #LeadershipMinute...
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January 24, 2019

Free Resources to Support Your Work

Yesterday, I joined former Illinois Superintendent Dr. Greg Goins, on the Reimagine Schools Podcast. You can listen to the podcast episode here: If you listen to the podcast,...
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January 19, 2019

The Hidden Stories of Those Around Us

Each one of us has a story. How much of your story do those around you know? Earlier this week, I boarded the 7:15a train to Washington, D.C. from 30th Street Station in...
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January 12, 2019

Stop Celebrating Low-Level Learning

In the spring of 2002, I was teaching 4th grade in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teacher in my second year, my classroom had a 1:1 student-to-device ratio. That’s right, in...
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December 29, 2018

How Do You Model Risk-Taking?

I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was looking back through my notes as I sat next to her in a post-observation meeting, about to give feedback on the lesson from the...
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December 15, 2018

The Work You Do Has Power

Blockbuster. Netflix.Toys ‘R’ Us. Amazon.Radio Shack. Amazon.Kmart. Amazon.Taxicab. Uber. LyftNewspapers. Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. YouTube. On demand content.…and now...
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December 14, 2018

Overcoming Social Media Fears

Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Amy Fast at one of our Future Ready Institutes. Amy is an awesome High School Assistant Principal from Oregon and is the type...
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December 07, 2018

Are You In Your Own Way?

I often wonder how many times it’s been me. The roadblock. The great idea diverter. The dream killer. The innovation crusher. How many times has it been my own lens that has...
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