Four Steps for Better Decision-Making

The Keynote speaker on day 1 here at the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Executive Institute (follow on Twitter #MASSUPTEI18) was Dan Heath. You have probably heard of Dan and his brother Chip and their four best-selling books (Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and The Power of Moments).  Their most recent book, The Power of […]

My Diigo Bookmarks 03/12/2018

  Jennifer Gonzalez on Twitter: “This #PBL workbook from @craftEDcm looks really good. Nice structure, beautiful design, thoughtful questions, and teacher tested. Check it out: https://t.co/kSF1Cvn520” This #PBL workbook from @craftEDcm looks really good. Nice structure, beautiful design, thoughtful questions, and t… https://t.co/QywIvWkDCe tags:PBL The Danger of Teacher Nostalgia The Danger of Teacher Nostalgia https://t.co/7B2hoTvqxh […]

Helping Kids Strengthen Their Grit Muscles (The Parent Edition)

In a previous post, I touched upon the negative impact that schools overly focused on grades can have on our kids.  Students who just work as hard as it takes to get an A sometimes leave high school without any real experiences with overcoming obstacles, extending themselves, and really working hard.  This was not meant […]

Helping Kids Strengthen Their Grit Muscles

Back in December, I read Chasing Excellence by Ben Bergeron. While the book centers on training athletes, a number of the insights that Bergeron shares are relevant to personal improvement.  Bergeron also has a regular podcast that you can follow on YouTube or iTunes which digs into some of the topics covered in the book. In […]