It Will Take as Long as it Takes

How are you doing with the goals that your students set at the beginning of the school year?  Are they completed and are your students are working on new ones?  Are they still in progress and your students are faithfully plugging away to reach them?  Or are they simply posted on the wall, lingering there[…]

The Role of Relationships and Excitement in Learning

If you know me, you will know that I believe in real, true relationships, not relationships that are surface level or one sided.  I believe that relationships should be mutually beneficial and both people should gain from the interactions and learn from one another.  I also believe that everything I do should have a purpose.[…]

What’s the State of Your Bicycle?

As we wrap up another school year, I find this time bitter sweet.  I am excited to send the students off armed with another year of knowledge, yet I am overwhelmed with thoughts about the year – what has occurred, what could have occurred and what will occur next year in my life as an[…]

Where to Start with Systematic Change and the Role of Alignment

In our fast paced world we want and expect things instantaneously. One of my good friends calls this the “Drive-Thru Syndrome”. Couple this expectation of instant gratification to the high pressure demands of rapid improvement and you end up with a disastrous plan for systematic implementation and growth that likely will not stick. There are[…]

Understanding Learning Styles and the Importance of Using Them

How do you engage students to understand their learning style preferences and advocate for it to drive their learning?  I find the discussions around learning styles fascinating. It doesn’t take a lot of searching to find conflicting information on whether learning styles exist and the role they play in education and learning. One thing that we can all[…]

The Myth of “One-Size-Fits-Most”

There’s no doubt that “one-size-fits-all” doesn’t really exist in hats, gloves or learning – so how does “one-size-fits-most” exist in preparing for organizational transformation? For a very long time we have been applying a “one-size-fits-all” l or “one-size-fits-most” approach to student learning.  Thank goodness we have moved away from this model where we wait for students[…]