To Improve Learning, First Seek to Understand the Learners

According to a Gallup Education poll, students that strongly agree that they “feel excited about the future” and that their school is “committed to building the strengths of each student” are 30 times more to show signs of engagement in the classroom compared to those that disagree with those statements. Ensuring students feel valued and understand their purpose for learning is… Read More To Improve Learning, First Seek to Understand the Learners

5 Reasons Professional Development is NOT Transforming Learning

Have you ever left a meeting, PLC, or any other professional development session wondering what the purpose of the time together was and still unclear about what is expected of you?  Unfortunately, you are not alone.  This happens time and time again at all levels of education and then we pass on these same experiences… Read More 5 Reasons Professional Development is NOT Transforming Learning

What Message Are We Really Sending About Learning and Technology?

After many technology driven initiatives and false hopes of technology as a silver bullet, there is a new mantra in education today: “It’s not about technology, it’s about the learning”. This is the message that has begun to sink in as people recognize that technology alone will not change learning for the majority of students.… Read More What Message Are We Really Sending About Learning and Technology?

Is Checking Devices at the Door Really the Solution?

I was in a meeting recently with executives from a large corporation.  As we discussed the intersections between learning in K-12 schools, universities and the corporate world, it was noted that everyone brings a mobile device to work and throughout the day use multiple devices to work, learn and communicate.  The same is true for… Read More Is Checking Devices at the Door Really the Solution?