What if Every Day Were Thanksgiving?

We all love our holidays. In the U.S., we dedicate the second to last Thursday of November just to being thankful. Perhaps you grew up in a family where before you could eat on Thanksgiving, everyone had to… Read More

What Are You Cultivating This Season?

Fall in New England is one of our favorite times. Though it announces the onset of winter (much to Amy’s disappointment as a Floridian), who can resist the foliage, apple picking, pumpkin patches, and of course, the resulting… Read More

Running to Stand Still or Finding the Time to Lead?

Here we are at the starting block of another school year. Summer has flown by and before we know it, the year will be half over. So, how have you planned to use your time this year to… Read More

Change Your Disposition, Change Your Outcomes

A post by Tepper and Flynn Summer is in full swing for many of us. Have you noticed how our disposition shifts and how vulnerable we are willing to be during this time of year? We walk around… Read More

Taking the Plunge with Learners

A Post by Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn We were sitting by Amy’s condo pool when a small girl arrived with her dad for a late afternoon swimming lesson, meeting her teacher in the shallow end. She was… Read More

When All Things Become Visible

A Post by Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn When All Things Become Visible Last Sunday, we were sitting along the Chicago River working on last minute prep for our Visible Learning Conference session, watching kayaks and yachts go… Read More

It’s Like Riding a Bike…

A post by Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn It’s Like Riding a Bike…Together This week, we were out organizing our research, yearlong practices, and lessons learned as we prepare to present at the Visible Learning Conference focused on… Read More

Are You Smarter Than a 6th Grader?

A post by Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn Many of us have been wowed watching the Jeff Foxworthy show with 5th graders, but recently, we were wowed as we watched 6th graders set the bar for instructional leaders… Read More

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

A Post by Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn We were sitting in Patrick’s living room the other day attempting to write, but found ourselves distracted by the geese in the backyard. We caught ourselves saying out loud, “welcome… Read More

Big Data and Educator Effectiveness and Accountability

This past week I had the privileged to travel to Tianjin China and present at a Forum hosted by Tianjin University of Technology. The forum provided an opportunity for experts from various fields to collaborate and share ideas… Read More