December 2016

Ask Your Kids, “What is a Genius?”

By |December 7th, 2016|


What is a Genius? We ask students this all the time. Their responses are very simple at first, but once they dig in, they come up with some profound ideas. What happens when parents have […]

Every Workplace Needs a YOU MATTER Cart

By |December 1st, 2016|


A few weeks ago, Darcy Neymeyer, a school counselor at Villas Elementary in Fort Myers, Florida, shared photos of their novel concept: a “You Matter Cart.” Stacked with recently donated foods and drinks to be […]

November 2016

Reflecting on Thankfulness: A Teacher’s Story

By |November 21st, 2016|

So often we are faced with unusual circumstances in life and we have to dig deep down and ask ourselves: when overcome with adversity, how do I determine what matters to me? Who in my […]

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 […]