July 2016

Choosing to Celebrate Life on the Anniversary of Death

By |July 31st, 2016|

There are days we celebrate, that we remember to remember, to cherish and to be grateful for. Today, I will remember, cherish and be grateful, even though […]

Staples Does “Less” Best for Back-to-School

By |July 12th, 2016|

A year ago, I partnered with Staples to highlight its “Designed By Students” collection of school supplies. The classroom teacher in me got […]

June 2016

Five Years Later, It’s Clearer Than Ever: We Need to Know We Matter

By |June 26th, 2016|

“I left for the conference feeling pretty burned out and dissatisfied with my work. The night before you spoke, I had decided that I wasn’t going to attend […]

How to Make This Summer Matter

By |June 26th, 2016|

For many, summer is a time for relaxing, refreshing and recharging. No matter what they do for a living, most people take vacations, long weekends, end the work day early, etc. in the summer time.

However, […]

What’s Your #ISTE2016 “TO BE” List?

By |June 24th, 2016|

As I prepare to attend and present at #ISTE2016, many of my friends are publishing their ISTE “To Do” lists – sessions they’ll attend, […]

Implementing Genius: A Leader’s Guide to Genius Hour #TEPSA16

By |June 15th, 2016|

I had the honor of speaking at #TEPSA16 in Austin today.

Below you will find the resources I shared and ways to keep abreast of developments from me and from […]

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 […]