Forget Following Your Heart – Follow Your HeartBreak

Forget Following Your Heart – Follow Your HeartBreak

“If you want to find your passion, surrender to your heartbreak.” ~ Umair Haque Passion matters. It is the differentiator and the difference maker. In our quest to be passion driven learners and leaders,we are often advised to “follow our hearts” as the way leads us...
Everything I learned in Kindergarten

Everything I learned in Kindergarten

I taught kindergarten for one year of my career. It was an extraordinary year. It was an experience I wish every teacher and leader could have at least a small taste of. There’s something about being around young children; beyond their energy, freshness, and laughter....
Digital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege

Digital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege

This post was co-authored by Nora Moran, a student at Northern Highlands High School in New Jersey. April 14th is Leaders for Literacy day, a movement started by the International Literacy Association in 2015 to bring attention to the plight of almost 800 million...
Everyone Fails: It’s What You Do Next That Matters

Everyone Fails: It’s What You Do Next That Matters

As parents, teachers, students, companies, and society, we emphasize competition. We tell our athletes to “win at all costs.” In business, employees hear “there is no room for failure.” We evaluate our students, and their teachers, primarily on their ability to pass...
Classroom Habitudes Manifesto on Change This

Classroom Habitudes Manifesto on Change This

I’m honored, privileged and quite frankly, ecstatic(!) that Classroom Habitudes is now a manifesto on ChangeThis! ChangeThis is a site birthed from an idea by Seth Godin and operated by the folks at 1-800-CEO-READ ( click through to download the manfiesto) Among some...