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January 6, 2017

I just had to post this interview with Keith Ferrazzi that aired on Inside Quest. He believes, as I do, that changing our behavior is a matter of a commitment to small, what he calls, "high return practices." If we want to be better leaders, or better teachers, it's no...

October 31, 2016

Amy Perry Delcorvo

Executive Director, NYSCATE

Completing her fourth year as the Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Association of Computers and Technology in Education (NYSCATE), Amy has over 15 years of Educational Service Agency experience as the Assistant...

August 17, 2016

Each of us has an image of ourselves that is firmly rooted in our mind's-eye, Most often we see ourselves through the light of our inner thoughts and intentions. We want to do good in the world. We want others to recognize us for who we are. The problem is that those a...

August 5, 2016

Most of us are born with hearts that yearn for meaning. We want our lives to count for something, and we hope that our daily work will provide us with a life, as well as a living. The classic story of three stonecutters helps us see that the true impact of our work goe...

July 29, 2016

The keynote speaker had just finished a great presentation on the importance of transforming education. The talk was inspirational and had clearly resonated with the audience. A few of us lingered to talk about what actions we could take to bring this vision of the fut...

July 15, 2016

It was my junior year of high school, and Mrs. Keehan called me to her desk after English class.

“Peter,” she said, smiling, “I’ve noticed that you love to read.”

“Yes, I do,” I replied.

“I want to give you something; but before I do, you have to promise me you’ll keep it...

July 8, 2016

When you chose to become a teacher, you chose a calling,  a path with heart. Teaching is an invitation to a world of possibility…for your students and also for yourself. It’s by turning your own promise into practice that you’re able to unlock the potential of you...

June 20, 2016

The school year is winding down. Many of us are saying good-bye to our students, to our colleagues, and to another year in the classroom. For some, the year was long and difficult, for others it may have gone by in a blur. No matter what kind of experience we had durin...

June 13, 2016

I’ve been thinking lately about how work in general, but especially teaching, is a spiritual endeavor. Not spiritual in a religious sense but in the context of satisfying the human desire to connect to something larger than ourselves, to live lives that mean something,...

June 6, 2016

Our classrooms are full of secrets. We have ours and our students have theirs. In each of our hearts there are dreams, quiet yearnings, silent fears…and always there are whispered doubts. Great teachers cultivate hearts warm and strong enough to hear these secret conve...

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