How the Seattle Seahawks Could Fix Our Schools

“The big idea is that happy players make for better players.” I’ve a troubled relationship with Pete Carroll. On one hand, he seems like a super-affable guy who gets his teams fired up and has genuine affection for his players. Continue reading How the Seattle Seahawks Could Fix Our Schools

Why Educators Should Listen to What Phox Has to Say & Play

Stay with me. I read Heather Browne’s Denver-based music blog, I Am Fuel, You Are Friends.  She’s a pretty reliable source for the folk-dance-Americana-singer-songwriter-roots scene.  That’s a lot of hyphens.  And that’s important to this post. Browne recently put up Continue reading Why Educators Should Listen to What Phox Has to Say & Play

Making Things That Matter & TOMS: Perfect Fit

Ouch.  Groaner pun in the title. And we move quickly on to Blake Mycoskie’s Start Something That Matters, a business-centered book that came out a couple of years ago, made the best seller lists, and managed to slip by me. Continue reading Making Things That Matter & TOMS: Perfect Fit

Jeff’s Follow up on “Customized Learning on the Cheap”

At the ACTEM 2012 MainEducation conference session Dan and I did on “Customized Learning on the Cheap” it was clear to me that an hour for presenting this topic was more of a teaser than a workshop because people had Continue reading Jeff’s Follow up on “Customized Learning on the Cheap”