New favorite quote.

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”  Or for professional educators, “When was the last time you did something professionally for the first time?”  This is such a great question to ask and think about, especially for veteran teachers or administrators.  We do a great job learning our jobs.  Do we do a great job growing and learning new things in our jobs?  One of the reasons I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about professional learning vs. professional development.  The difference between those two ideas is significant in my mind.  Probably a topic for a separate blog post!

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What are you reading?

Always a great question to anyone.  An adult asks a kid that in the hallway.  Teachers ask each other.  Kids ask each other.  Administrators share.  It’s summer.  A great time to refresh, pause, reflect, and learn.  I’m reading LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student by John Spencer, A.J. Juliani.  It’s pretty good so far.  One of the cool things was the twitter chat today around the book.  Also just found that George Couros is going to do a a MOOC around his book!