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1 KEY for Creating ACTIVE Learners

 “It was a whole other level of awareness. And I had to think, you know, there was something fundamentally profound about this. He was describing what great coaches do, and what they do is they are your external eyes and...
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It’s 4th Quarter Finish Strong!

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking back…believing the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even if it leads you off...
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Repurpose Your Resources

"Vision creates humility by requiring patience..."
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Innovation Series: #KansansCan a reflection on the bold moves Kansas is making to change education @ksdehq @ksderedesign

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of being invited to the Kansas State Department of Education’s annual conference. This multi-day conference is essentially a convening of school and district leaders from across the state. They gather...
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Encountering Educators Angel Sanford on growing new teachers @ksdehq @ksderedesign conference!!

**NOTE** excuse the echo in the room. We had to make it do what it could do in the moment! Now you all KNOW I like to provide a resource where I can! Angel Sanford is...
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Innovation Series: Startup founders share their BEST resources at Innovation Exchange!

Watch my sit down with Daniel Otto at the Sprint Accelerator. Daniel is the founder of Otto Recruitment and Consulting a consulting service that provides job placement assistance to adults looking to brush up on soft...
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Innovation Series: Education and Entrepreneurship are colliding in the BEST way in KC!!

It is SO GOOD to be back! I took a mini summer break and though I needed it, I missed interacting with each of you! If you have been a reader of this blog for ANY...
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#EdSummit2018 FULL Review @RelayGSE @thecharacterlab

It is not often that I find professional development that not only speaks to my head but also to my heart. As I told you before, this is the first year that I have ever attended...
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#EdSummit2018 Day 1 Reflection @relaygse @thecharacterlab

  For those of you who are unfamiliar, the Educator Summit is an annual invitation only conference for teachers and other education professionals put on by Character Lab and Relay Graduate School of Education. The Summit...
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Seeking Teacher hero…

WARNING!! I am preparing to get on a soap box. I wanted to tell you in advance should you feel like clicking away right now and saving this particular sermon for another time. A conversation that...
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Get ready to Fight!

I know what you are thinking, there is a HEAT WAVE passing through the city right now and a storm would be welcome! While I would agree about relief from the heat, that is not the...
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Leaders need PD too! An #ISTE18 reflection for those #notatISTE18

Recently I attended ISTE 2018 in Chicago. Many of you followed that journey online and we kept the learning going by discussing what we learned in person and virtually. While this is not my first ISTE...
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