Four Things We Can Learn From Steph Curry

Whether you follow the NBA or not, there’s a pretty decent chance you’ve heard of Steph Curry. He’s taken over the league, recently being named league MVP for the second straight year. Four things we can learn from him are: 1. Believe, even when others doubt your potential Steph Curry wasn’t recruited by NCAA power conference schools. He ended up at… Continue reading Four Things We Can Learn From Steph Curry

LEADS Reads: Bringing Innovation to School

This post is in response to Tracey Kracht’s LEADS Reads Challenge. I just finished reading Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World by Suzie Boss. It’s an excellent read with many great examples of how schools, businesses, and social entrepreneurs are using innovation to drive their success. Summary & quotes:… Continue reading LEADS Reads: Bringing Innovation to School

Model Schools Conference

I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to spend the last few days in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2015 Model Schools Conference. The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) hosts the annual conference that features the Nation’s highest performing schools, educational leaders, tools and resources to drive excellence and how-to strategies to improve student learning and engagement. … Continue reading Model Schools Conference

Student-centered Classrooms

Last week “Coach K” (Mike Krzyzewski) won his fifth NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship game as the coach of Duke University (second only to UCLA’s John Wooden’s historic ten Championships). Something he said post game during this year’s NCAA tournament has stuck with me. He doesn’t have a system that he expects his… Continue reading Student-centered Classrooms

The Leader in Me

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Pleasant Lea Elementary, a K-6 school in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. The primary purpose of the visit was to observe implementation of The Leader in Me model. We were given a student-led tour of the school, visited some classrooms, and spoke with teachers/ building principal. Unfortunately, educators don’t have many… Continue reading The Leader in Me

DAY 15: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

Three strengths I have as an educator are: Relationships. By investing in others, I’ve established a greater purpose and meaningful connection. Perspective. I realize my success doesn’t solely rely on myself but also on the people I surround myself, the processes followed, and the ability to collectively follow a vision. Leadership. I’m passionate about developing teachers, being connected,… Continue reading DAY 15: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers