Homework is broken and in need of repair. It was designed during the Industrial Revolution to produce workers who could complete rote tasks accurately. Today, we need to develop thinkers, problem solvers, and, as George Couros beautifully describes in his ...

I have been a bit disenfranchised with data lately.  I am not convinced it measures what it is supposed to measure.  I am a bit freaked out by the data that Big Brother-esque companies like Apple, Facebook, and (it pains ...

One night last week I was charged with getting dinner for my boys because my wife would be working late. That morning, when I was informed that dinner was my responsibility, I had grandiose plans.  I was going to cook ...

I recently had one of those great “teacher moments” a few days before Christmas break.  I received a text from a Basketball Coach, who is also  a Teacher. The text showed a clip from his basketball game that night.  It ...

I had a hard time starting this piece; not because I have writer’s block, not because someone wronged me and I was hurt, but because I was the one who made the mistake; I was the one who hurt a ...

I recently attended The Learning and the Brain Conference(LATB18) in Boston with a team of administrators and left feeling inspired, enlightened, and ready to go to battle with my team in an effort to make our District better for kids. ...

I recently participated in a Twitter chat and the question posed was something along the lines of:  why is education a worthwhile field to pursue?   This question really brought me back to my college days and caused me to ...

I have always been somewhat of a techie.  As an only child (don’t hold that against me) growing up in upstate New York on a 10 acre apple orchard, without other kids around, it was up to me to entertain ...

A funny thing happen to me this year as the Thanksgiving break ended and I was faced with returning to work Monday morning for the long winter haul. I thought about the nights that begin with darkness at 4:30, the ...