The power of the participant-driven learning model came clear recently at EdCamp Round Rock when I looked around the room at teachers from five different public school districts, a private school network, and even a future teacher still in college choosing to spend their Saturday morning together. That room contained classroom teachers from early elementary… Continue reading Informal and Powerful Learning at EdCamp Round Rock ISD
I’ve been eating a lot of Asian food lately. And along with the soups, rice, thinly cut meat and tea, comes the fortune cookie. Most are left behind on the table, but occasionally they find their way to my wallet or posted in my office. Perhaps it’s karma or luck, but it seems that certain… Continue reading Can Enough Be Enough?
I love the question, “What big idea have you changed your mind about over the last ten years?” I’ve asked it in countless interviews professionally and enjoyed hearing people answer it in numerous books and podcasts. When I think about my answer I think about where I was and who I was ten years ago.… Continue reading Three Ideas I Got Wrong a Decade Ago
My oldest son turned the corner to 18 recently. Nine years old seems so young, but considering the blur that was the last nine, it’s hard to believe the next will be any different. Should I be doing more? Less? Am I more worried about failing or not doing everything I can? Fear of Failure… Continue reading Patience, FOF, FOMO, And A 9-Year-Old
“Share the Work Before the Smiling Face” @RyanRRISD https://medium.com/@rfs426/share-the-work-before-the-smiling-face-8f146e563b63
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few” ― Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice It’s usually the focus in their eyes I notice first. They may be 22, they may be 52, but they are starting something new. Their heightened… Continue reading Begin Again
I’m always grateful my chosen profession requires me to be a reader. Working in public education we are always met with new research, blogs, books, Tweets, “innovative ideas”, and Ed Tech sales people. It’s a never-ending series of inputs that dominate our email inboxes and have required me to create a separate number to better… Continue reading Modern Mentoring = Modern Learning