My Way or the Highway?

In a recent episode of the Design and Play podcast, Dean Pearman and Steve Brophy spoke about the importance of sticking to their core beliefs and values. This means moving on when conflicted. Although this stance is to be applauded, I was left wondering if it were a luxury to actually be able to move…

Getting Critical about Collaboration

I recently came across the following statement from Martin McGuran: Technology allows global classroom connections and collaboration BUT the majority of teachers are not taking the plunge. Why? They don’t know how to. This comment left me wondering, what is it that teachers ‘don’t know’ how to do? Is there something different about collaborating with…

Daily Habits

Steve Brophy has been digging into the art of deliberate habits lately, whether it be having a clear morning routine, 750 word and setting up his workspace to nullify distraction. During the recent episode of Design and Play he posed the question: What are the daily habits that you do as a learner? This got…

Starting the Learning Before the Conference

I was recently involved in conversation online in regards to re-imagining the conference experience. There were so many points made, such as: Provide multiple opportunities to practice and experience new skills. Focus on practical techniques and take-aways. Create conditions for collaboration and relationship building. Accelerate ongoing learning and professional dialogue Allow teachers to engage in…

REVIEW: Any Given Team

Any Given Team documents Ray McLean’s journey from teacher, to air force instructor, to leadership consultant. Rather than provide an instruction manual, unpacking the art of leading a team step-by-step, McLean uses various stories to explain the origins and elaborations associated with Leading Teams. Besides being a more compelling means of capturing the full picture,…