Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding

Throwback Thursday: How to Honor Einstein, Mandela, and Steve Jobs

Educators today seem to be faced with a choice: Keep teaching centuries-old ways of organizing the world through traditional disciplines such as math, science and music or throw it all out in favor of innovation, creativity and problem-solving skills. ¬†OR It is a false choice. Maybe it's even paralyzing us and therefore not allowing change.… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: How to Honor Einstein, Mandela, and Steve Jobs

Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking

Do you sometimes (accidentally) sabotage learning?

In my first years as a teacher, I spent hours and hours preparing for each lesson plan...and we should make sure they are very carefully thought out! But I've changed the questions that I ask myself when planning. I used to think... What information or skills do I need to convey to the students? What… Continue reading Do you sometimes (accidentally) sabotage learning?

Stage 1: Adult Learning and Leadership

What does it look like to “solve” unsolvable problems?

One key component of change leadership is a deep dissatisfaction with the status quo. Knowing that your school must change is the first step. But how do you solve the problems of your current reality in order to push toward your vision? New problems are sure to arise as you change. How will you solve… Continue reading What does it look like to “solve” unsolvable problems?