Snippets from a School

I spent the day at Bate Middle School in Danville, KY on Tuesday meeting with teachers who are using some of the new technologies from the Kentucky’s Striving Readers Consortium. I don’t usually talk about specific schools that I work with but my experience was...

Becoming Agents of Change

Educators are charged with the task of encouraging and supporting new thinking and new behaviors every day; they are agents of change. CTL’s challenge is to encourage and support new thinking and new behaviors in the agents of change themselves. Right now, I am...

How Leaders Earn Confidence and Trust

Our current political environment invites criticism of those in local, state and national leadership roles.  There is a great deal of conjecture about the reasoning for various leadership decisions and about hidden agendas.  Sometimes negative intentions are ascribed...

Hey Right Brain, Left Brain, Meet “Whole Brain”

For decades, artists, arts educators, and other arts supporters have found the right-brain/left-brain notion useful in drawing distinctions between the creative and not-so-creative among us. Now, I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert on the anatomy and...

Helping Students Understand Their Own Thinking

Helping students learn to think about the processes they use to solve problems is an area of interest for me these days. I have been reading a lot about the different ways to help students understand problem solving in mathematics and the different kinds of thinking...