Create

I am happiest when I create. But, only when that creation is in the service of solving for an identified need or answering authentic questions. Creating things that no one asked for brings no satisfaction. Are we listening to needs or creating to create? Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative …

Water

There are many drinks you can use to hydrate. Some are better at it than others. But, no one will question the need for water as the core component of each. So it is with learning. Many ways, but no one questions the role of student engagement and agency. Not …

Choose

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is often interpreted that you should choose a path others don’t. But, the poem states both paths were worn “really about the same.” The moral is to actively choose your path, not to belabor forks in the road. Why Late Adopters Are Skeptical …

Finite

Our time with kids is finite, but their learning is not. They learn from every moment they are in Schools, and every moment they are away. They continue to learn what you taught hem yesterday and last year. What infinite learning will you create for them? 8 Things to Look …

Because

Because you support a student or teacher today, they will succeed. Not if, but BECAUSE. Cognitive bias cheat sheet I keep working on my biases in an effort to create more equitable classrooms and schools, but I never knew that so many were at play! Which ones do you experience? …

Welcome

It is now officially the 2017-18 school year as teachers come back across the district! With a new school year comes a new website for Personalized Learning as we shift from EdTech to PL. Find out more about what this means here: http://pl.aurorak12.org Future Ready Principals The Future Ready Principal …

Recharge

I plug in my phone every night. It is a habit that I don’t even think about any more. I have to think far more about my own batteries that need recharging. Mostly, I have long talks with my wife or listen to podcasts as I wash dishes. How do …

Transformation

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what has the power to transform learning. The only response that always rings true is, ‘People.’ We have the power to transform experiences with and for kids. All of us. Digital Citizenship: From Compliance to Moral Imperative Digital citizenship is more than not …

We Care

We take student learning seriously, and we care deeply for getting it right. This care is manifest in every conversation I have with a principal or teacher. It is what continues to drive our district story forward. It teaches me every day to, ‘Care more.’ Student led learning design Students, …