Stage 1: Adult Learning and Leadership, Stage 2: Active Processing

Three Rules to Spark Learning

If you're in the mood for a little inspiration this morning, take a peek at this 2013 Ted Talk from chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam. In it, he reminds us to not confuse technology use with innovation in education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsYHqfk0X2A Flipping your classroom, for instance, so that students watch video lectures at home rather than in… Continue reading Three Rules to Spark Learning

Stage 1: Adult Learning and Leadership

Throwback Thursday: The Future of Teaching

Here's a great August 2013 post from Juliet that resonated with me this morning!  The way we work is changing.  In Time magazine’s series on the future of work, Seth Godin wrote “Work will mean managing a tribe, creating a movement and operating in teams to change the world.”  Say sayonara to cubicles, data entry, and… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Future of Teaching

Stage 1: Adult Learning and Leadership

What it means to lead innovation

In a 2008 Harvard Business Review profile, Ed Catmull, the President of Pixar, offered some insight into effectively managing creativity and innovation. As Julie, Juliet and I gear up for the second annual Ed to Save the World Innovation Summit in Washington, DC, his thoughts are a helpful reminder about what it takes to be an… Continue reading What it means to lead innovation

Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Check this out: Institute for Humane Education

We are so excited to have met the great people who run the Institute for Humane Education. Founder Zoe Weil reached out to us and said, "Hey, we should connect." We read their vision and found it incredibly similar to ours, almost down to the word! We spoke with Zoe as well as Executive Director Sarah… Continue reading Check this out: Institute for Humane Education

Ed2S Fellows

The Fellowship Countdown!

Good morning! Summer is just around the corner and Julie, Juliet and I are busy preparing for our Innovation Summit, which will kick off the 2015-16 Fellowship this July in Washington, DC. We can't wait to re-charge and re-inspire ourselves by working with our awesome Fellows! Thinking about applying to join us as a Fellow? Consider… Continue reading The Fellowship Countdown!

Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Imagine What Teaching Could Be…

This week we’ve been imagining what a school might look like where students tackle the world’s problems (right now), follow their passions, and learn flexibility. Today we’re talking about what teaching at that school might look like.  Here’s three simple ideas: Teachers lead Teachers stay and learn (and keep learning) Teachers collaborate (with other teachers,… Continue reading Imagine What Teaching Could Be…

Stage 1: Adult Learning and Leadership

What Makes a School Successful?

Dear Wonderful Ed2S Readers, Your help is needed!  I’m working on nailing down a research question for my School Leadership Residency project at High Tech High’s GSE and would love your insights. I’m interested in thinking about how we assess schools.  What factors do we currently consider?  Do those match with our goals for schools,… Continue reading What Makes a School Successful?

Stage 1: Adult Learning and Leadership

Trending: Action Research

Here’s a quotation to start off your week: “We Have Met the Audience and She Is Us” That’s the title of Judith Bradshaw Brown’s contribution Hubbard and Power’s Living Questions: A Guide for Teacher Researchers.  Bradshaw’s title suggests a pretty awesome and simple idea that is embedded in the concept of action research - the supposition that in… Continue reading Trending: Action Research

Book Club

5 Resolutions for the New Year

I recently found some “Happy New Year’s” cards I bought last winter during a bout of optimism about my ability to send them out during the busy holiday season.  After kicking myself for not using them, I realized that New Year’s really doesn’t have that much significance in my world.  Sure you put on awesome… Continue reading 5 Resolutions for the New Year

Influential Thinkers

#10 Klimek, Ritzenhein, and Sullivan – Generative Leadership

Senator John Glenn opens his preface to Klimek, Ritzenhein, and Sullivan’s Generative Leadership; Shaping New Futures for Today's Schools by acknowledge the necessity of profound change in our education system.  This transformation requires a new type of leader.  As Senator Glenn states: What kind of leadership is needed to reshape our schools? Certainly not the… Continue reading #10 Klimek, Ritzenhein, and Sullivan – Generative Leadership