Idea Hospitality

“Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.” ― Sue Grafton That talk was part of the 2016 Learning2 Conference, hosted in Saigon. Because the #learning2 community is so remarkably warm, I’ve received a lot...

44 Ways to a Connected Classroom

Interested in connecting with another school this year? Hoping to build a bridge between classes at your school? Looking for an opportunity to let your students lead? Do you want to facilitate an authentic audience for your students? Is ‘diversity of...

Set the bar.

When I was in my early 20’s (nothing makes you feel older than a phrase like that), I paid my bills by bartending.  I didn’t realize it at the time, but I had so much to learn about teaching from mixing martinis and recommending bottles of wines. I suppose...

That Kindling Moment

In my Learning2 Talk this April, one idea I wanted to share was the notion of seeing the school year as a campfire. In keeping with this vision, I wanted teachers to see themselves as kindling bearers rather than feeling perpetually pressured to be torch bearers. ...

Learning2 Listen

  I recently watched CeleSTE Headlee’s phenomenal TED talk on better ways to talk to people: I’m hoping you took the twelve minutes to enjoy it as well.  In a world that gets busier and busier, I find we constantly need to relearn the fine art of...