“When Am I Ever Going To Use This in Real Life?”

In Tony Wagner’s book Creating Innovators, he argues that play, passion and purpose are at the center of developing innovators.  His research identified that when young people are allowed to play, are given opportunities to pursue their passions and are given work that has a purpose bigger than themselves, they find meaning, experience success and are highly motivated.  As I …

7 Ways to Start Talking Education Transformation

Starting the Conversation About Education Transformation If you have been around the education world for a while, you know that most change happens in the following way.  Your principal or administrator makes a decision to go forward with an initiative.  An inservice is provided and you are expected to implement the initiative.  It’s no surprise that this doesn’t work. We …