“Why Can’t Our Business Be More Like Schools?”

"I'll take  "Things You Never Hear" for $1000 Alex." The Internet is full of "Make Schools More like a Starbucks" Or "What if Schools Were More like Google" or like Minecraft. For years, schools have been looking everywhere for models of what to do differently. I get it. Schools as an institution are in need of a makeover ...… Read the rest

Three Questions

I say a lot of things on Twitter. Most tweets get very little attention and rightly so. Occasionally I manage a lucid thought that seems to resonate more than I anticipated. Sunday I tweeted: My final assessment requires students to answer 3 questions:What do you know now you didn't before? What can you do now? Why ...… Read the rest

Sharing, Bragging, Selling and Self Promoting

When I published my first blog post over ten years ago, it was clear to me that the possibility to share and share online, had the potential for something special. This new-found ability to share at a global level has provided teachers access to content and ideas never before available and connected teachers to people ...… Read the rest

Insight and Inspiration 

There are some people that inspire me and some people that make me think. Sometimes they are the same person. Sometimes they aren't. I see the act of inspiring people different from being insightful. People that inspire me are those who display extraordinary determination or will to overcome challenges. Sometimes they are people who have shown ...… Read the rest

What Would You Teach?

Here's an interesting question: If all of your standards were erased over night, what would you teach Monday? #edchat — Zac Chase (@MrChase) February 25, 2017 Think about that one for a while. Your answer will say a lot about what you really believe about learning and education. I know many would respond with some form or empowering students ...… Read the rest