To Be or Not To Be An Entrepreneur

By Chris Everett It is interesting that in today’s society we have significantly elevated the idealism of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial capacities. Ultimately, there seems to be this assumed association between entrepreneurialism and all of the great thinking and doing qualities...

The A,B,C’s of (Real World) Success

By Ryan Pflughaupt It was a chilly January evening in a small, rural district in South Texas where community stakeholders gathered to provide district leaders with valuable feedback concerning the expectations they had for their children’s school experience. Also assembled...

“Why are we learning this?”

By Lauren Hurt-Ashwin From kinder through high school, students give us 20,000 hours of their lives. It’s no surprise they eventually start asking, “Why are we learning this?” That’s actually a valid question! Authenticity helps students find relevance in their...

What kind of learner are you?

Everyone processes information differently, but there are three main categories of learners. The most common learner types are visual, auditory, and tactile. Your learner style will influence how you break down information as well as the best way to absorb...

How Buildings Influence Behaviors

By Shannon Buerk You know how when you walk into a place and you get an immediate sense of the culture? Places have a feel to them. I remember my classroom when I was a first-year teacher. It was sterile....

The Importance of Formative Feedback

By Kammi Green Why Formative Feedback? This summer I set a goal to run a half-marathon in 2 hours this coming December 2017. This  is a big goal for me, considering my fastest time is 2 hours and 15 minutes....

What kind of leader are you?

Leaders are essential to running our schools effectively. However, leadership comes in many shapes and sizes. It’s important to understand your own leadership style as well as how to improve it. Take this quiz to see what kind of leader...

Engaging All Learners

You know those students who sit in the back row of the classroom and are usually either asleep or otherwise oblivious to what is going on around them? The ones who avoid the front row like the plague? The ones...