As educational leaders we can make better choices when hiring, creating collaborative teams, managing talent, and assessing teacher performance. Innovative companies and leaders now make decisions about their employees based on people analytics rather than the traditional methods based solely on personal relationships, subjective experiences or products and outcomes.

Over…


Abracadabra

Early on in my career I sat in a school meeting. Midway through the meeting the Head of School called a short five minute break. Everyone but myself, the Head of School, and another male colleague remained at the table. …


One thing is indisputably clear — kids learn from media, and the fact that they now have 24/7 access to screens nearly anywhere and everywhere means they’re learning more than ever. So “what” they’re watching — content — matters.

Diana Graber

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In 1975 my mom was a busy single mom…


The COVID-19 pandemic is having significant impact on schools, students and their families. It is not just remote learning that now looks and feels very different but also the very fabric of in-class inquiry-driven learning.

First it is important to say that it is okay that all of us are…


It’s true, I don’t believe in report cards. They are an archaic system based on the often subjective views of tired humans. There are so many other more powerful and student driven ways to provide feedback for learning. That being said, in many schools, districts and countries it is still…


We are in unprecedented times. Students and teachers are facing a reality that has the potential to change the very fabric of teaching and learning- but change is hard and education has a tendency to change at glacial pace.

Traditional education offers a plethora of examples of experiences that create…


Parents, caregivers, educators, and friends with children at home right now.

Over the last few months have been watching as we have pulled together as a global learning community and shared resources ideas, platforms, and information in order to help each other provide the best care for students that we…


In education we always seem to be behind in innovation. Now that we are firmly within the Fourth Industrial Revolution schools scramble to keep up with the newest ideas for pedagogy and integrate the latest technologies. This is not due to the lack of innovative practitioners or teachers who lack…


Often when I speak at conferences about individualized, personalized or differentiated learning it is clear that the people in the room have very different ideas of what those terms mean. Teachers, parents and students have a hard time biting into a what a day would look like learning in a…


I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work — Frank Lloyd Wright

Photo Credit: Dr. Tosca Killoran. Kalamalka Lake 1 hour 27 minutes from Unisus

Strip down the pomp and ceremony of most schools and what we really want to create is happy, healthy, lifelong learners. As educators we often observe that stress levels appear to be affected by…

Tosca Killoran (EdD)

#Principal, #Author, #EdTechCoach, #InternationalBaccalaureate, #Equity, #TEDx Organizer, #GlobalCitizen

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