I am going to get right to it in this post. This post is not meant to be a research-based paper. It is only some thoughts to help make you think.

I have been thinking a lot about two different spheres competing for defining the purpose of education in the…

Do you have a book in your life that you continually go back to and read again and again? The books that can continually draw you back are important. These books are important because the concepts, stories, or insights gained from reading the book are continuously relevant for your life…

Outlook on Life

What is your outlook on life? Are you a “glass is half full” or a “glass half empty” kind of person? This is no small question, I realize. There is also no judgment associated with whatever you answer. The truth is that we probably spend some time…

When I was a teacher, a group of my teacher friends and I organized two field trips a year for our 7th and 8th graders. Every Fall we would take a day trip to New York City. In the Spring we would rotate destinations between Washington DC, Baltimore, and Boston…

I don’t know about you, but when I see kids having a blast in school while they are participating in well-designed learning experiences…I get fired up! Recently, I got fired up over something I saw and came up with these three principles of learner-centered leadership.

1. Kids are more than…

This post is “Part Two” to last week’s blog post about a moral imperative that school leaders have to society. Since last week, I have had time to reflect a little more on the topic. It is so important for us as school leaders to shift our mindset to reflective…

Here are some comments I hear all of the time from teachers, principals, superintendents, and anyone else that aspires to be learner-centered.

“Where do I start?”

“There is too much to do.”

“How do I not get overwhelmed?”

Let’s get something off the table right now…these are not excuses! I…

Tom Butler

I write about the New Learning Ecosystem and how schools can become radically Learner centered.

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