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Navigating Conflict: 5 Simple Questions

I’m super concerned for our kids today. And you can’t help but feel for them. They’re growing up in a world changing faster than ever–and accelerating all the more as we speak. At no time in history have we been so bombarded with so many stimuli, technologies, communications, and outright Read more…


Current Event Summit

There are some events that are so special, you have to tune in. Regardless of whomever’s in office, every State of the Union Address is an historical occasion. Perhaps it’s the orchestration of it all. Maybe it’s fulfilling my civic duty, in a sense. A bit of awe or wonder Read more…


Just Wait…

Think THIS is special? Think THAT experience was mind-blowing? OH—Just Wait… Well into our mid-thirties, my wife and I just had our first baby. Like most first-time parents, we’re not only overjoyed, we’re right certain that our newborn baby is… well…  perfect. As a veteran classroom teacher, I’ve been working Read more…


Can I Give 150%?

Blogger’s Note: This is a follow-up to my recent post: Can I Give 200%?. I realize I can’t give 200%. I’m so grateful for all of your comments, guidance, and advice upon my reaching out. I’m blessed with an amazing network of friends. This life experience has changed me. I’m Read more…


Living Professional Passions

Just a little while ago, I heard one of those quotes that was great at the time–and continues increasing in value as it festers, applying with deeper, far-reaching implications than initially perceived. This was the classic “objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” Veteran educators–especially the great ones–have a Read more…


My #OneWord2017: Perfect

The Educator’s How-To Guide to Achieving Perfection


Publishing Before Perfect

Fast-paced frenzy. Neurons firing like the Fourth of July. Synapses synapsing. The perfect storm of interaction among connected educators; a fireworks show of professional learning on full display; and my mental CPU spider-webbing. I was a kid in a candy store. But I wasn’t IN a candy store. I was in a Read more…


#ISTE2016—Not What I Thought

As the holiday season is now upon us, many are planning for the new year. Before we embrace all that 2017 has to offer, let’s take another look back at the experience that still has my head spinning. A first-timer’s sneak peak into the motherboard of #ISTE16. Best seat in Read more…