What is Modern Learning?

Taken from a comment I made on a very intriguing post in my Change.School community: Modern Learning is all about the "who" in our daily life. Now, I stole this mantra from my mentor, but I firmly believe in it. Modern learning requires us to know our audience and present ideas and concepts (whether required... Continue Reading →

Super Heroine Influx

Maybe it's just me, but I have noticed a significant uptake in Disney's (and many other realms, for that matter) efforts to enhance their female presence. In highlighting legacy feminine phenoms (Cinderella, Snow White, etc.) and the introduction of today's leading ladies (Moana, Wonder Woman, to name a couple... yes, I realize that WW is... Continue Reading →

Driving towards a better model

Many schools today consider a move towards new learning methods as they seek to improve on traditional school design. A program in which I am participating, called Change.School, consistently stretches my brain to consider ways in which I lead my school and why I have chosen to do so. Some questions presented by a colleague in... Continue Reading →

My “What” and My “Why”

I'm on my way back from Santa Fe, NM, after attending a Division Heads conference for area private school leaders. As I sit in the back of the airplane, I find myself surprised to find a unique opportunity to reflect on my practice. For inspiration in this effort, I turn to the May 2017 issue... Continue Reading →

if you got a problem…yo, I’ll solve it.

Ice, Ice, Baby This is a great article, and one worth considering as applicable to students and to the adults in the room. I just returned from a conference with other Division Heads during which Dr. Rob Evans, educational psychologist and author, spoke in the closing session about the “tough conversation” between schools and families.... Continue Reading →

Change Evident: Design Thinking

Here's a great article worth exploring first as a model for change in schools (especially for those of us into design thinking and "problem finding"). They have rocked the west coast, in my opinion, with a well thought out, intentional move based on how children learn. Second, they are marketing this change with clarity and... Continue Reading →

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