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