• Book Read: Design for Strengths

    “‘You can have all the right answers, but it doesn’t matter if you are answering the wrong question.’ The willingness to circle back and challenge the central question and continue to ask it in a better way – and potentially abandon the current exploration – that is the hallmark of…

  • Book Read: Building a Better Teacher

    I thought I knew the history of American education. After all, I had studied John Dewey in school, and isn’t he the source of all things education? Guess not, according to Building a Better Teacher by Elizabeth Green. Turns out, there was a lot of misguided efforts to create a teacher…

  • Beware of the person of one book.

    During lunch today, I was skimming Facebook and came across a post from an awesome teacher friend Autumn with the following intro: ISO: 21 Generous friends who are looking to bless one of my students for the year! I was intrigued. I kept on reading… Each month I receive the…

  • Designing From The Heart

    I have been reading quite a few books on design, but none have actually been designed with the elegance of this human: how to be the person designing for other people by Melis Senova, PhD.  I did not want to finish reading it because I was enjoying the content and layout…

  • Crafting a Purpose-Filled Culture

    Three signals are required to create a great culture, according to Daniel Coyle, author of The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups. One of these signals is crafting purpose. “Be Ten Times as Clear About Your Priorities as You Think You Should Be.” Executives at 600 companies were…