July 14, 2018

A few days after the conclusion of #ISTE18, a blog post by Mike Crowley received a lot attention.  The blog sent the EdTech world a buzz centered around Google’s big announcement - “lock-mode” for Google Form. Teachers can now set up quiz in Google Form, push it out to...

April 9, 2018

My journey of learning about education, training, and human development has been one of casual, self-navigated exploration. I have zero formal education on the topic. So how did it start?

When I was 21 years old, I dropped out of college to accept an earlier-than-expect...

September 26, 2017

Being a transformational teacher means supporting students to take ownership over their learning and becoming invested in the process. As educators, how do we teach the skills that lead students to seek ways to further their learning without constantly holding a carrot...

August 29, 2017

When people find out that I am a teacher, one of the first things they say is, “It must be nice to have your summers off.”  Yes, thank you, it is nice to have a more relaxed schedule over the course of the summer break. But in all honesty, I would be fine if I taught y...

August 5, 2017

There are times that even superheroes have to be cautious; however, we should not be cautious to the point where we become paralyzed to take action in our quest to serve others.

Do you have willpower? If so, when and how does your willpower manifest in your leadership?...

July 18, 2017

Is there a digital divide in our schools?

This is an important question that has to be addressed by the leaders in school districts throughout the nation. Before we get into the importance of the digital divide in schools, what is the digital divide? A digital divide i...

July 11, 2017

Ok, maybe not. I am Dennis Griffin Jr., an elementary school principal. To be honest, I would prefer to be the Incredible Hulk, but we can save that for another time. Do you know the real reason why people are enamored with superheroes? Everyone always thinks it has so...

June 11, 2017

Part I

Before I answer the title question, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Terence White and I teach 7th grade science in Aurora, IL. I am married to a science teacher who also teaches 7th grade.  I have two kids named Elliott and Amelia and they are my ins...

October 24, 2016

Several years ago, I found myself in a small town hospital in North Carolina on the precipice of life and death. After dealing with a chronic condition and incredible pain, I reluctantly agreed to yet another surgery which unearthed more fears and brought to light a po...

October 21, 2016

“Middle School” is a phrase that strikes fear into any parent and 11 year old student.  It is a phrase that is so scary that suspense and crime  author James Patterson has written a series of books on Middle School, the first book is title Middle School: The Worst Year...

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