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September 2, 2018

This past summer, I took a family vacation to Estes Park, CO to take in some Rocky Mountain vistas, hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding. The sites always leave me in awe and speechless. We also did some souvenir shopping as any tourist to the area would. While shopp...

May 22, 2018

Whenever I go out and speak about the Professionally Driven model, I aways try to reiterate this message:

Professionally Development shouldn't create Master Teachers;
it should create Master Learners

But what is a Master Learner?

A Master Learner knows that learning is ...

April 20, 2018

A common misconception from some is that the Professionally Driven model is a packaged "thing" that is handed over to replicate, like the passing of a three-ring binder or some store-bought curriculum. I understand this line of thinking, because that's how we've treate...

April 13, 2018

I had the opportunity to listen to Trevor Ragan three years ago and a handful of times since then. Every time we chat, I always have another takeaway. It was Trevor's keynote three years ago that really got my gears turning...

What does the active process of developing...

February 28, 2018

A question that I often get is, "Where's the data that proves the Professionally Driven model works?"

That question is difficult to answer, because it depends on what you're looking for to "work." I will admit, if you're looking for data on ALL the schools utilizing the...

September 18, 2017

For two summers now, I've had the privilege of coaching my son's traveling baseball team. The summer of 2016 was the starting point. We started every practice talking about how we expect to make mistakes and mistakes are good. That's how we know we're trying to get bet...

July 9, 2017

Too often I hear administrators misuse the term Fixed Mindset to mean non-compliant. Let's discuss this.

May 18, 2017

A "Go-Getter."

That's how I sometimes hear educators being described by administrators or others. It seems like a positive label - a title truly earned, bestowed upon us by our peers.

But I am leery of such a label. 

In other work areas outside of education, I've heard bo...

April 9, 2017

Professionally Driven educator's journey in three parts...

Point A

Point A is where you begin, the starting point, homebase, whatever you wish to call it.

In this current state, as you are, at Point A, you are the best educator that you feel you could possibly be.

But yo...

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