About Dan Ryder

Dan Ryder & Jeff Bailey, co-founders of Wicked Decent Learning, a blog, podcast, Twitter feed and who-knows-what-all-else devoted to teaching and learning in Vacationland and beyond. Teachers, dads, actors, writers, geeks, buds.

How Might An Empathetic Peg Find Its Role in Educational Leadership?

How Might An Empathetic Peg Find Its Role in Educational Leadership? An ENFP Reflects Photo by Dmitry Ratushny for Unsplash A true free spirit? Hardly. A brief history of my experience with the Myers-Briggs, the Enneagram, and other personality profiles of this Continue reading How Might An Empathetic Peg Find Its Role in Educational Leadership?

The Fable of the Table: Empathy for the Worried Administrator

This post originally appeared on co-author Allison Zmuda’s blog at LearningPersonalized.com. What if school leaders governed less from a place of fear and worry and more from a position of excitement and possibility? A table is a fixture within a Continue reading The Fable of the Table: Empathy for the Worried Administrator

Making Meaning Out of Empathy & Anything

I recently had the good fortune to work alongside Denver’s Imaginarium with a group of amazing students from Denver Public Schools, ranging from sixth to eleventh grade, all there to help shape what student voice might look like when working in Continue reading Making Meaning Out of Empathy & Anything

What 20 Minutes and a Culture of Critical Creativity Can Do

Far from perfect, we have continued to fall forward . . .   In twenty minutes, we went from analysis to synthesis to inventionist, creating constructs from Little Bits that demonstrate how the core line of a poem may relate a theme shared Continue reading What 20 Minutes and a Culture of Critical Creativity Can Do