January 21, 2015

Why not start every day, every class, every meeting with a fun, engaging form of critical thinking?  Get the brain working.  Build rapport.  Loosen everyone up for collaboration and participation.  Good Stuff!


Can you solve any of these three?  What phra...

December 23, 2014


Over the past year I have had a unique experience to explore education in the United States through teaching, public speaking, consulting, conducting webinars, and connecting online.  I have been obsessed with asking educators one VERY IMPORTANT question.  What i...

December 3, 2014

It was about the 50th time I heard a student say; “Why are we writing? This is science not literacy.” or “Why are we doing math, this is science?”  They really did not understand. They did not see the connection between these different content areas and the skills they...

November 20, 2014


Take this quick quiz.  You should do fine.


Which of the following is worth more?


A.  Diamonds

B.  The Mona Lisa

C.  Oxygen
D.  Water


Do the research.  You will find out that the obvious answer is:


#1: The Mona Lisa is BY FAR worth the most.

#2: Diamonds are easily in sec...

November 15, 2014

*** I need to start this blog off by saying that over the past three years I have talked with over 200 businesses, organizations, and community members and asked them "What do students need to learn in order to be successful in the real world?"  The most common answer...

October 16, 2014

Your students need you more than you can imagine!  Are you prepared to help them?


At school, our class read an article which said that 84% of employers and colleges "Google" candidates as part of the interview & hiring process.  Every time that I say this to high schoo...

October 9, 2014

At what point does it become common sense that our education system is severely outdated, becoming irrelevant, and desperately in need of being transformed?





At what point does it become common sense that our education system is severely outdated, becoming ir...

October 7, 2014

This post is in appreciation of my PLN!  Thank you!!!



Teaching used to be a really strange profession.  Teachers had to engage students in innovative lessons and prepare them for their future without much creative help.  Once you became a teacher, you really never had...

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