With Feedback, Less is More

As with most things, less is more. This is especially true with communication, but not less quantity of communication (redundancy is good). Less words is more...

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No One Can Help You

In yesterday’s post we looked at the quote that tied willingness to learn to helplessness. Essentially, without the will to learn, no one can help you....

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If you are not willing…

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you’re determined to learn no one can stop you. ??? I’m not sure...

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Characteristics of Evergreen Videos

Whether you’re making your own or trying to find a good evergreen video for to communicate your message, here are 6 characteristics to look for: Scalable....

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9 Tips for Evergreen Videos in Virtual Learning

They seem to be timeless, those videos of some of the world’s best teachers: Bob Ross at the canvas, Sal Khan teaching polynomials on his blackboard,...

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Pitfalls of Asynchronous Learning

Just so we’re on the same page, virtual learning environments and micro schools are the future of learning. That said, we currently face several pitfalls of...

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Why Results Aren’t the End Result

Point A: Teach someone how to do something. Point Z: Expect them to get results. Everything A-Z looks like failure because that’s the learning curve –...

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The Psychology of a Landscape Scale Crisis

In yesterday’s post, I posited that a landscape scale crisis brings us the gift of a compass. But that’s not the whole story. In fact, there’s...

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Landscape Scale Crisis

We’ve lived and worked in a landscape scale crisis – COVID 19. No matter where you are in Earth, you’ve been affected. Shutdowns, disinformation, threat of...

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Do You Really Want To Be Sent Away?

You’re in a place in your job where you need help. But then, you’re sent away. “Check out this website. Read this book. Go to this...

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Why Do We Do This To People?

Educators are some of the busiest people in the world. If it’s not district mandates, or community needs, or regional mandate, it’s school leaders, it’s instructional...

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A Quick Thought on Transitions

You’ve seen the videos. He’s standing with one foot on the boat and one foot on the dock. The boat starts rocking and drifting from the...

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Enroll In The 3 in 3

Consider enrolling in the Principals’ Seminar 3 in 3. It’s designed three years of experience in three weeks’ of learning. View the full curriculum and details...

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Future Cues

In yesterday’s post, I alluded to cueing systems. One aspect of a cueing system is a set of future cues. Think of it as a script....

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The Problem With Pointing To Heroes

When changing school culture, we’re often told to point to the heroes. Create examples of people who are doing what you wished “everyone” else would do....

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