Where I'll be next: 10/26 CASL/CECA Mohegan Sun, CT; 11/2 TLI Tech Summit, Briarcliff Manor, NY; 11/4 GaETC, Atlanta, GA


May 2016

Watch Students Present Their #AppsThatMatter to Expert Judges, May 10 3:30 pm EDT

By |May 9th, 2016|

MAD About Mattering, a global project that challenges teams of students to develop apps that tackle social problems, today announced that at 3:30 pm EDT on […]

Students Solving Heartbreak: Creating Community Around Kid-Safe Minecraft Videos

By |May 5th, 2016|

This is a guest post by Daniel Rezac, Director of Academic Technology at Quest Academy, an independent school in Palatine, IL.

If you teach (or have) children of the ages […]

April 2016

How #LiberatingGenius Is Transforming Learning and Lives

By |April 28th, 2016|


The one thing that fuels me more than anything else is seeing the impact that Choose2Matter has in classrooms around […]

“It makes me feel like I can do anything!” – Window & Mirror in 2nd Grade

By |April 21st, 2016|

I recently keynoted the second “What Great Educators Do Differently” Conference in Houston (it’s a wonderful conference, and I’ll be speaking at the next one in Atlanta […]

Genius Is Not an Anomaly; It’s Our Birthright

By |April 18th, 2016|

Genius Hour


We are wired to be risk-adverse. We have very few courageous leaders today because it’s uncomfortable to be courageous. But today, playing it safe is the […]

Digital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege

By |April 13th, 2016|

This post was co-authored by Nora Moran, a student at Northern Highlands High School in New Jersey.

April 14th is Leaders for Literacy day, a movement started […]

February 2016

Mattering: The Key That Opens a Door

By |February 25th, 2016|


This is a guest post by Nora Moran, a student at Northern Highlands High School in New Jersey.

I recently visited Barnes and Noble to buy […]

No Genius Left Behind

By |February 12th, 2016|

soccer boy

I believe we all have a duty to share our genius and make a difference in the world; and it’s in tapping into […]

Mattering IS the Agenda! Resources shared at #LISDCIC

By |February 1st, 2016|

I had the honor of speaking at #LISDCIC in Leander ISD in Texas today.

Below you will find the resources I shared and ways to stay updated on […]

January 2016

Rediscover Your Genius

By |January 29th, 2016|

throwing leaves

Research shows, and our life experience confirms, that nearly all 5 year-old kids believe they can and will change the world, and they have big […]