Critical thinking? You need knowledge – The Boston Globe

Critical thinking? You need knowledge – The Boston Globe

Critical thinking? You need knowledge – The Boston Globe THE LATEST fad to sweep K-12 education is called “21st-Century Skills.’’ States – including Massachusetts – are adding them to their learning standards, with the expectation that students will master skills such as cooperative learning and critical thinking and therefore be better able to compete for […]

Learning Targets from a leadership perspective…

Learning Targets from a leadership perspective…

Learning targets for students and what leaders look for in classrooms: Consistent with our understanding of building to higher levels of meaningful processing, there is a connection that is developed between criteria and resources to achieve the incremental targets established by the criteria. For this reason, a student is guided to articulate their journey as […]

Leadership from the Google Guru…

Leadership from the Google Guru…

Evan Wittenberg discusses Google’s beliefs about leadership.  In the first statements, he captures the best of transformational leadership in articulating succinctly the Google vision.  The rest is about individual consideration and internal development of leadership values that reaches beyond the typical “push” model and looking more to “creating environments” where people can learn and develop […]

Star Trek, CNY, Noah’s ARK, & Leadership

Star Trek, CNY, Noah’s ARK, & Leadership

Three interesting events linked in my consciousness and have driven me into inspiration.  Stay with me while I meander through my thoughts. Celebrating the Chinese New Year for the 10th time in Asia has caused me to look deeper into this phenomenon with each passing year.  The fireworks, the chaos, the calm and the almost […]

Christmas Letter 2008

Christmas Letter 2008

A short missive with a family update. Leadership is about balance and family is an important component of that balance. Christmas Letter 2008 As the letter states: May you spiritual life inspire you, your work life fullfill you, and your family life sustain you. Blessings for 2009 and beyond!