7 Ways to Build Trust for Peer Observation

“There is no more powerful way of improving on the job than by observing others and having others observe us.” —Roland Barth (2006) The challenge is opening doors. Use these seven strategies for building trust and buy-in to begin deep professional learning.

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Schools Must Foster Risk-Taking

It’s easy to forget the dynamic of risk-taking in the world of K-12 education, where success is mapped in a staircase of standards and academic achievement is key to opening doors. This video poem and reflective blog dare educators to stretch the boundaries of what is possible, and inspire students to do the same.

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More important than any solution is our ability to understand the problem we are trying to solve, and our flexibility to adapt and change to solve it.

Tonya Ward Singer

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

Eric Hoffer

It is tempting to fixate on answers and expertise, and imperative we focus on questions, especially the ones that reveal our greatest opportunities to learn. How are you a continuous learner?   How do you help students thrive as life-long learners prepared to excel in our rapidly-changing world?

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