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4/7 Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. Victor Hugo from Les Miserables @cpoole27 @kmichellehowell

4/6 In emergency rooms, they put people into three groups: Gonna die no matter what, going to be okay if we help them eventually, and needs help right this moment. By prioritizing where to focus, they serve the patients who can benefit the most. What happens if instead of ignoring opportunity, you triage it? Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

4/5 Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition. Steve Jobs @StacyHaw

4/3 Be sure to treat any test score with suspicion because it can never fully capture the entirety of a human being. Yong Zhao @YongZhaoEd

3/29 Change@LeeAraoz @NoApp4Pedagogy

3/26 If we don’t spend our time focusing on school culture, we might as well not waste our time focusing on anything else. @bethhill2829 @wordpressdotcom

3/25 A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension. Oliver Wendell Holmes @SimpliTeach

3/24 Risk@gcouros

3/23 I’ve always used failure as a motivator for success. Phil Mikelson @MickelsonHat @Fehertwit

3/22 You won’t be defined by your mistakes. You will be defined by how you get up. @PTI

3/21 Change @AuthorDanBrown @gcourus

3/20 Some people show up when they need something. Some people show up before they need something, knowing that it will pay off later when they need something. And some people merely show up. Not needing anything, not in anticipation of needing something, but merely because they can. Seth Godin – Which one are you? @thisissethsblog

3/19 Forget past mistakes and forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it. William J. Durant @motivational

3/18 Every day try to get a tiny bit better in physical health, emotional health, creativity, and spirituality. 1% a day compounds to 3800% per year. It’s amazing what this means. What this has done for my own life. I’ve gone from suicidal and depressed to starting companies and writing books just because of this one rule. Mike Tyson @MikeTyson @TheMissionT @jaltucher

3/17 Making mistakes is something everyone does. Learning from them is not. @LollyDaskal

3/16 The thing about a hero is when it doesn’t look like there’s light at the end of the tunnel, he keeps digging. Joss Wheldon @ColePrincipal @ToddWhitaker

3/15 Differentiate@TeachThought @JMcCarthyEdS

3/14 Smooth seas don’t make great sailors. @katetaylornyt @nytimes @WeissSzeto

3/13 Kids don’t need reminders of their shortcomings and failures. They need reminders that they’re capable of overcoming them. @bethhill2829

3/11 Gifted@geraldaungst @markbarnes19 @readwriterant

3/10 If you love what you’re doing, you don’t have to work a day in your life. Old Italian proverb. @nytimes

3/9 Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be. Jack Welch @Leadershipfreak

3/7 Leaders @SirKenRobinson @ajjuliani

3/6 Everyone in a given workplace contributes to the emotional stew, the sum total of moods that emerge as they interact through the work day. @DanielGolemanEI

3/5 Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford @focus2achieve

3/4 Upon realizing that his game jersey from the Super Bowl was missing, Tom Brady said “I wanted to give it to my cancer-stricken mother, but somebody got it. It is what it is. It’s a jersey.” @TomBradyHub @SInow

3/2 Give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers and I do better with that than I do with torture. General James (Mad Dog) Mattis, secretary of defense to president Trump. @realjimmattis @realDonaldTrump @POTUS

3/1 If you are worried about what will happen when machines start thinking for themselves, you might better worry about what will happen when they start to play. @stevenbjohnson

2/26 The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen Covey @StephenRCovey @LollyDaskal

2/25 For many years the conviction had grown upon me that civilization arises and unfolds in and as play. Johan Huizinga @stevenbjohnson

2/24 Leadership@Leadershipfreak

2/23 Planck@gcouros

2/22 Often the heart will solve the problem that the mind has struggled with in vain. @LollyDaskal

2/21 Be quick but don’t hurry. John Wooden @bykaren @nytimes

2/20 Daily quote@gcouros

2/19 Teacher Moral is not Tricky. @SteeleThoughts

2/18 If kids are learning about sex through porn, well, that’s not a problem with porn — that’s a problem with a lack of proper sex education. Ian Kerner licensed psychotherapist and sex counselor – @iankerner @mindyc_ @nypost

2/17 Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook. @johnccarver

2/16 I believe that self-mockery is one of the best means for a relationship to endure. Humor can be risky, but mocking yourself is fairly safe. @TEDxParis @TEDTalks

2/15 Dream JobClick here to purchase @Gapingvoid

2/14 I think the best teachers have a tolerance for spontaneity & are comfortable with not controlling every aspect of the classroom. @justintarte

2/13 We don’t inspire our teammates by showing them how amazing we are; we inspire them by showing how amazing they are. @RobRogers81 @justintarte

2/12 If you don’t watch the news you are uninformed. If you do watch the news you are misinformed. Mark Twain Thanks to Denzel Washington. @DenzelWN

2/11 What the teachers are, is more important than what they teach. Soren Kierkegaard @SimpliTeach

2/10 Learning is not compulsory, neither is survival. Edwards Deming @SimpliTeach

2/9 The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see. Alexandra K. Trenfor @SimpliTeach

2/8 Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children. Walt Disney @VAeducatorRJW

2/6 success@E_Sheninger

2/5 Change is the only constant, and to turn one’s back and pretend that it is not coming is an exercise in futility. @focus2achieve

2/3 A few kind words can go a long way. Approach Friday with the goal of ensuring as many students/colleagues end the week on a high note. @justintarte

2/2 Everyone is better than you are at something, which makes it imperative that you connect and ask for help. @thisissethsblog

2/1 When we reject ideas of our own, sometimes even before they’re born, it is the highest crime against creativity. @99u

1/31 Life is not about making others happy. Life is about being honest and sharing your happiness with others. @LollyDaskal

1/30 Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt @tseelig @gcouros

1/29 Don’t count the days. Make the days count. Muhammad Ali – Here are four more Ali quotes. @drjoy77 @edutopia

1/28 Set too many goals and keep adding more goals. Goals have a tendency to be realized all at once. -Mark Victor Hansen @Motivational

1/27 Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. Albert #Einstein @Imported_Fun

1/25 You don’t have to ask for directions if you never leave home. @GuyFieri

1/23 Long-term strategy: Don’t be a jerk. When you have power, how will you choose to act? Jerk comes from the idea of pulling hard on the reins, suddenly and without care. Horses don’t like it and neither do people. @thisissethsblog

1/22 If one person is responsible for failure, it wasn’t a team effort. @Leadershipfreak

1/21 HObbs
Also see Calvin and Hobbs on Mindfulness and Happiness. @Mindful_Living @PsychCentral @ADevotedYogi

1/19 When we use grades as a weapon against students who make poor behavioral decisions, we devalue & distort the true accuracy of a grade. @justintarte

1/16 A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. – Maya Angelou @DrMayaAngelou @ShiftParadigm

1/15 You never finish designing your life—life is a joyous and never-ending design project of building your way forward. Bill Burnett and Dave Evans @DYourLife @wburnett

1/14 Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. Mike Tyson @MikeTyson @PhilMushnick

1/13 Kids

1/12 Failure is just the raw material of success. Bill Burnett and Dave Evans @DYourLife @wburnett

1/11 Sasha Obama missed her dad’s farewell address because of an exam. I need to remember this the next time that a student asks for a deferral. @DuaneBratt

1/10 When asking kids ‘what they are learning,’ do they say what they are doing, or what they are learning? There’s a difference. @DocPainter @justintarte

1/9 As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once: Take your broken heart. Make it into art. @emilynussbaum




1/5 Listening is a creative force. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Karl Augustus Menninger @chucksandy

1/4 Integrity is living a life that stands up to the scrutiny of transparency. @rory_vaden @LollyDaskal

1/3 Pain is weakness leaving the body. United States Marine Motto @LFeldmanBarrett @USMCv @nytimes

1/2 Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that you need to be doing. @LollyDaskal

1/1/2017 The new year is a good time to step into a new story. Stop telling yourself that old one about how bad things are. Change the narrative. @chucksandy

12/31 In urban schools Classroom work is like a minimum wage job: undemanding, uninteresting, repetitive, w/little opportunity for advancement. Kirsten Olson @OlsonKirsten @alfiekohn

12/30 Doing the impossible is possible. It’s just not fun. Debbie Reynolds. @DebbieReynolds1 @kingsthings

12/29 Whenever possible, take the leap and try something new. It’s not as far as you think. @andrew_mcgovern

12/238 Respect must be earned. Honesty must be appreciated. Compassion must be given. Loyalty will be returned. @LollyDaskal

12/27 Don’t Race Through a Great Book. Click to read the article behind this quote. @theamscho @nancyrubin

12/26 Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently—they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve Jobs @Glennr1809 @MakerEdOrg @Tastenspieler

12/24 Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller @Leadershipfreak

12/23 People like things to be in black and white…The problem is that there are a lot of gray areas in creative work…Creative thinkers need to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty until they get an idea just right. Robert Sternberg, Conceptions of Giftedness @prismdecision

12/22 Don’t try to do things when everyone else is doing them. The harder it is to resist the pressure to join the crowd, the more it’s worth. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

12/21 There is not one magical instructional strategy… but there IS magic in connecting with kids! Danny Steele @SteeleThoughts

12/20 Worry, analysis, and speculation are not our best discovery tools. Bill Burnett & Dave Evans @wburnett @DYourLife

12/18 You will get paid in the future due to how well you work with bots. Kevin Kelly @kevin2kelly @wired @TEDTalks

12/17 Wisdom

12/16 Self-pity is never useful. It tends to distort like a fun-house mirror. Anne Roiphe @ShiftParadigm

12/15 Christmas is not as much about opening presents as opening our hearts. Janice Maeditere @LollyDaskal @inc

12/14 The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you., who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau. Dan Rather @DanRather @LollyDaskal @Inc

12/11 If you chase two rabbits you won’t catch either one. Japanese proverb

12/10 Now is not the time to downsize our dreams. Donal Trump This could be something we could all agree with. @therealdonaldtrump

12/9 There are two kinds of winning. Some can only win when others lose. Others seek to win by helping others succeed. One of these approaches scales far better than the other. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

12/7 Our belief is that if you get the culture right, most of the other stuff will happen on its own. Tony Hsieh, Zappos @LollyDaskal @Inc

12/6 Hire for attitude and train for skills. @tom_peters @Lollydaskal @inc

12/4 Good enough isn’t good enough. Patricia Clark 1929-2016 – Pat was a mother, grandmother, and dear friend with high expectations. I got this from her grandson at her memorial service. @DrDougGreen

12/3 Thanks to my reading, I have never been caught flat-footed by any situation. It doesn’t give me all the answers, but it lights what is often a dark path ahead. General James (Mad Dog) Mattis – Secretary of Defense-Designate @GenMattisKCHS16

12/2 The organization is, above all, social. It is people. Peter Drucker @LollyDaskal @Inc

12/1/16 Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. General George S. Patton. @LollyDaskal @Inc

11/30 Our belief is that if you get the culture right, most of the other stuff, like great customer service, or building a great long-term brand or empowering passionate employees and customers, will happen on its own. Tony Hsieh, Zappos @LollyDaskal @Inc

11/29 It’s not the tools you have faith in. Tools are just tools — they work or they don’t work. It’s the people you have faith in or not. Steve Jobs @LollyDaskal @Inc

11/28 You lead people and you manage assets. @MarshaBlackburn @MoringsMaria

11/26 All we have is each other And that’s enough. It has to be. It’s all we’ve ever had. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

11/24 True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents. John W. Gardner @motivational

11/23 Almost all the big stuff we have done as humans has been incremental. Neil Degrasse Tyson @neiltyson

11/22 One of the problems with school math is it doesn’t look at how math is embedded in the world we live in. There is also a TED Talk that goes with this. @MarcusduSautoy @TEDTalks

11/20 Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it. @8Amber8

11/19 We are all worms. But I do believe that I am a glow-worm. Winston Churchill @leadershipfreak


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@DrTempleGrandin @DavidGeurin

11/15 Discipline is doing something intentional every single day to close the gap on your goals regardless of whether you feel like it or not. @coytecooper

11/14 A chicken without a head is active but not productive. Dan Rockwell @Leadershipfreak

11/12 There is no success without risk. @MickJagger @AlexwilliamsNYC

11/11 The best science classrooms aren’t classrooms. Scott Mcleod @mcleod

11/10 Please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right isn’t worth it. Hillary Clinton.

11/7 The 6 Short Phrases You’ll Hear Good Leaders Say a Lot – Today you get six quote for the price of one. @PaolinaMilana @dailymuse @LavoieFred @gcouros

11/6 Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter. Eric S. Raymond @esrtweet @ossia @FreeCodeCamp

11/4 The hardest things for human beings to do is to know themselves and to change themselves. Alfred Adler @ColePrincipal @ToddWhitaker

11/2 If we don’t match our minutes to our mission, teachers are not going to shift. Diana Laufenberg Executive Director of Inquiry Schools @dlaufenberg @inqschls

10/31 History never repeats itself but it often rhymes. Mark Twain @mgoodwin_nypost @nypost

10/30 There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo @mssackstein @conniehamilton

10/25 Space is big but imagination is bigger. Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson

10/24 The danger of planning is the feeling that you actually got something done. @Leadershipfreak

10/23 Success is liking who you are while loving what you do. @LollyDaskal

10/22 You become what you most frequently do. Quit lesser things and hone your best talents faster, with and for others. @KareAnderson @LollyDaskal

10/21 Pet peeves: Peeves make lousy pets. They’re difficult to care for, they eat a lot, they don’t clean up after themselves. @thisissethsblog

10/20 We don’t teach kids writing because we think they will all become professional authors. Coding is no different. Brian Aspinall @mraspinall

10/18 I have found that if I pray for God to move a mountain, I must be prepared to wake up next to a shovel. @craigasauros @steelepierce

10/17 Kids don’t learn from teachers they don’t like. Rita Pearson @edgeblogger @manders416

10/14 Feedback is the breakfast of champions. — Ken Blanchard @hhschiaravalli @dylanwiliam @Ericlowe21

10/13 Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Yoda @gcouros

10/11 Great educators know that engagement is the most powerful classroom management tool. @MurphysMusings5 @jamessturtevant

10/9 Do what you’re good at or get really good at what you do. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

10/8 If you run away from a challenge, you might be running away an opportunity. Terri Bradshaw on the Feherty Show. @terrybradshaw @Fehertwit

10/7 Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein @bullshit_ist @morgetron

10/6 When a thoughtless of unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade. Ruth Bader Ginsberg @KatyBudgetBooks @coton_luver

10/5 Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, and the worst days give you the best lessons. @LollyDaskal

10/2 A closed mouth gathers no feet. Calvin Coolidge @ajjacobs @nprscottsimon @NPRWeekend

10/1 Mistakes aren’t the issue; what you do with them is. @Leadershipfreak

9/29 Politicians are the same the world over. They promise to build bridges even if there are no rivers. Nikita Kruschev @brithume

9/28 The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed. William Gibson @GreatDismal @tvanderark @belathram @pblbob

9/27 If you are more focused on a student’s behavior than on knowing them as a person, just admit you want to train them, not teach them. @KrisGiere

9/26 Passion is the result of good life design, not the cause. @DYourLife @wburnett @DanielPink

9/25 Do not fall in love with your first idea. This relationship almost never works out. @DYourLife @wburnett @DanielPink

9/24 Designers don’t think their way forward. Designers build their way forward. @DYourLife @wburnett @DanielPink

9/23 Cartoons on the Pluses and Minuses of Technology – Thanks to Larry Cuban for many quotable cartoons. @LarryCuban

9/22 The best teachers aren’t those who get their students to master the content. They are the ones who get their students to master curiosity. @fastcranny

9/21 Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second. Marc Riboud @ShellTerrell

9/20 Turn your cant’s into cans and your dreams into plans. @LollyDaskal

9/18 Let’s teach from the heart and not from the book.It leads to lifelong learning. @FoleyKev

9/17 The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. @LollyDaskal

9/16 Being a teacher means addressing more than what is in the book. To get to the book, you really have to address the child’s emotional state first. Carolina Ibáñez @susandominus @NYTmag

9/15 The secret to change is not focusing all of your energy fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates @rggillespie

9/13 Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant – Robert Louis Stevenson @ColePrincipal @ToddWhitaker

9/12 You should remember, patriotism is always cool. Loving your country is always cool. Standing up, respecting and honoring our military is always cool. Pual Stanley, lead singer for KISS. @PaulStanleyLive @KISSOnline

9/11 It’s no use saying, “We are doing our best.” You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. Winston Churchill @motivational

9/9 Collaboration costs you almost nothing. Harvey Stenger, President of Binghamton University @PrezHarvey

9/8 We’ve trained people to be certain for years, and then launch them into a culture and an economy where relying on certainty does us almost no good at all. Broken-field running, free range kids, the passionate desire to pick yourself—that seems like a more robust and resilient way to prepare, doesn’t it? Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

9/5 Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. @noasbobs

9/4 If your organization requires success before commitment, it will never have either. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog @Leadershipfreak

9/3 Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout. @JuilliardSchool @brainpickings @NAEducation

9/1 A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Maya Angelou @Leadershipfreak

8/31 When the motive to improve education is to catch up to another country, we look right past the kids almost as if they aren’t there, V Perrone @alfiekohn

8/30 Motivation is what gets you started. Habit with what keeps you going. @jimryun

8/29 It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. Tony Robbins @motivational

8/28 eLearning doesn’t just “happen”! It requires careful planning and implementation. @MRsalakas

8/25 Without integrity, your other values don’t matter. @JesseLynStoner @LollyDaskal

8/24 The future is unpredictable and so is skill requirement. The most crucial 21st Century skill for kids is ‘learning to learn’. @kevinhoneycutt @KUBO_Robot

8/23 How you treat your students often says everything about school culture. Do you seek to empower your learners or have them simply comply? @gcouros

8/19 If it’s not information, it’s not feedback. Dawn Shannon

8/18 You don’t improve from a checklist and you don’t improve from a score. Dawn Shannon

8/17 Take a moment today to reflect on the opportunities you have been given, and those who gave you those chances. Be grateful. @MrBernia

8/13 Reading and writing should be the floor, not the ceiling. @YongZhao @gcouros

8/12 Learning is the driver; technology is the accelerator. Michael Fullan @gcouros

8/11 A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding. Marshall McLuhan @gcouros

8/10 Learning is the driver; technology is the accelerator. Michael Fullan @gcouros

8/8 If we are still focused on solely doing well on standardized exams, then preparing students to be successful in the world today, and in their future, isn’t really our chief concern. @gcouros

8/6 If I die, I hope it’s during a staff meeting because the transition to death would be so subtle. #Relevant @gcouros

8/5 Nothing great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson @gcouros

8/4 To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert @gcouros

8/3 The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. Linus Pauling @gcouros

8/2 To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert @gcouros

8/1 Corporate Education Reformers Are Running Scared. DFER spokesmen are fearful that Clinton might actually support “social justice” goals of the Network for Public Education, and the millions of parents and teachers who feel betrayed by the so-called “reform” movement. @DianeRavitch @DMace8

7/31 Our job as educators and leaders is not to control others but to bring out the best in them. @gcouros

7/30 Empathy is difficult. Understanding someone else’s story is hard, a job that’s never complete, but it’s worth the effort. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

7/28 We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us. @gcouros

7/27 A person’s a person no matter how small. Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who! @TalFox @guardian @pragmaticmom @JumpIntoABook1

7/26 Don’t judge a kid by another teacher’s opinion. This is a new year. @teachergoals

7/24 The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before the miracle happens. @LollyDaskal

7/23 Inspiration is everywhere and often in unexpected places. You just have to keep your eyes open. @gcouros

7/22 We have to tell our kids that pornographic sex is fake and real sex is about love, not lust. By talking to them, they stand a chance. If we stick our head in the sand, we are fooling only ourselves. Martin Daubney @MartinDaubney

7/21 People err who think my art comes easily to me. I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to composition as I. There is not a famous master whose music I have not industriously studied through many times. Mozart @Alltopstartups @Inc

7/20 No student has ever had a former student return to say a standardized test changed his of her life for the better. @ProfessorMartin @gcouros

7/19 A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. @LollyDaskal

7/18 The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or a hostile universe. Albert Einstein @chriswinfield @theeiguy @AlexisCoaching

7/17 There Is No Key To Happiness. The Door Is Always Open. @2thank

7/15 How to keep and engage staff? Don’t create ridiculous and demoralising rules. @PHHSl

7/13 Get Mad But Don’t Get Even. @LollyDaskal If you think you got even, the other person probably doesn’t see it that way. It can be a vicious cycle. @DrDougGreen

7/12 We have to tell our kids that pornographic sex is fake and real sex is about love, not lust. By talking to them, they stand a chance. If we stick our head in the sand, we are fooling only ourselves.” – Martin Daubney @MartinDaubney

7/11 Trust takes a long time to develop, but can be lost in a second. @FSonnenberg @LollyDaskal

7/10 Too often innovation is focused on the new and novel…when it should squarely be focused on value and impact. @DCulberhouse

7/8 There is no excuse for not reading the US Constitution since is is shorter than an Appleby’s menu. Greg Gutfeld @greggutfeld

7/7 Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. Cecil Beaton @zerotoskill @Medium

7/6 Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin @zerotoskill @Medium

7/5 The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. Jordan Belfort @zerotoskill @Medium

7/4 Thanks to God I’ve accomplished a lot in my life, but I did give God a hand. Michael Caine Are you giving God a hand? Dr. Doug @mikealfredcaine @60Minutes

7/3 Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, & you help them become what they are capable of being. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe @JohnCMaxwell

7/2 Compliance is quite different from contribution. Click here for Seth Godin’s blog. @thisissethsblog

7/1 Let’s not assume free = poor quality and paid = high quality. The opposite is often true. @educatoral @VirtualGardner @InnovativeEdu

6/30 The rich are very different from you and me. They have more money. Earnest Hemingway from The Snows of Kilimanjaro

6/29 Growth comes disguised as untested skills and uncomfortable opportunities. @Leadershipfreak

6/28 The worst danger of mediocre leaders is they bring out mediocrity in others. @Leadershipfreak

6/26 Education is what people do to you. Learning is what you do for yourself. Joi Ito – Share this with your students/children. @Bibblio_org

6/25 Once you stop learning you start dying. Albert Einstein @gcouros

6/24 If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd. Edward de Bono @Motivational

6/23 Optimism is The Secret Of Great Leadership. @TheDMailMan @LollyDaskal

6/22 Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln @michaeldsimmons @iempact @Inc @MindprintLearn

6/21 The moment you think you can’t improve on it, that’s when you have a problem. @Wimbledon

6/20 Do what you fear and watch your fear disappear. @LollyDaskal

6/19 Happiness Click here for their home page. Click here to buy the print. @Gapingvoid

6/17 If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. Margaret Thatcher @jessicamalick_ @DMashak

6/16 When you plant a seed in the ground, don’t keep digging it up to see if it’s growing. (Doug: You don’t grow the pig by weighing the pig.) @LollyDaskal

6/14 Water always finds its way. It has the ability to replenish our system, power equipment, or wipe out cities. Leaders have similar properties. One may conform to the environment as water would with a cup. Another is a tidal wave, tearing down the entire school population. The best leaders, though, are like streams wending their way to a hungry crop. They find the smallest cracks of opportunity and create new paths to success. @Joesanfelippofc @TonySinanis

6/12 Books containing difficult subjects are mirrors for some kids, and if we’re lucky, doors out of the dark. Let them read and find some light. @Jess_Keating

6/11 People will forget what you said and what you do, but they won’t forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou @DrMayaAngelou

6/10 If a curriculum can’t “change, move, perturb, inform teachers, it will have no effect on those whom they teach. Jerome Bruner (1916-2016) @alfiekohn

6/9 All things being equal, the simplest solution is usually the best one. William of Ockham – This is also known as Occham’s Razor. @LearningSpy @wsoeldner

6/7 60-70 percent of achievement gap between rich & poor kids is already evident by kindergarten. We need pre-k for all. @DrTonyWagner

6/5 Spaces and learning need to be responsive to student needs and the intent of the lesson. @dothinkeducate @innejf

6/4 A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. Muhammad Ali @LollyDaskal

6/3 People who disagree are more trustworthy than those who always agree. Dan Rockwell

6/2 It is extremely difficult to change the outcomes of schooling in the United States, because the biggest causes of school problems lie outside the education system. @DavidCBerliner @GeneVGlass

6/1 Those who have attempted to change the school calendar have frequently abandoned their efforts in favor of the much easier task of relocating odd cemeteries. @DavidCBerliner @GeneVGlass

5/30 Life is one long string of character defining moments. Steven Spielberg @Spielbergnews

5/29 Women hold up half of the sky. Mao Zedong I’m not crazy about some of what Mao did, but he got this right. @AlecJRoss

5/24 Fridays don’t need to be drudgery with tests. They can be fun days of showcasing learning that help identify areas Ss need help. @jasperfoxsr

5/23 Students who are black, Hispanic, or low-income are more likely to use computers for drill-and-practice… [white] students are more likely to use computers for simulations or authentic applications. Mark Warschauer @MollyBullock @EdSurge

5/22 t’s never enjoyable to struggle, but it does make you stronger and wiser. You’re not going to learn all the life lessons by winning all the time. Hal Steinbrenner Owner of the New York Yankees. @NYSteinbrenner @TylerKepner

5/21 Metaphors aren’t true, but they’re useful. That’s why professionals use them to teach, to learn and to understand. A metaphor takes what we know and uses it as a lever to understand something else. And the only way we can do that is by starting with the true thing and then twisting it into a new thing, a thing we’ll be able to also understand. The difference between the successful professional and the struggling amateur can often be seen in their respective facility with metaphor. @thisissethsblog

5/20 Follow resistance. It points the way to extraordinary. Ease is the path to average. @Leadershipfreak

5/19 Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate. Lolly Daskal @LollyDaskal

5/17 America’s public schools are being hijacked and destroyed by greed, fraud, and lies. James Meredith – 1st black students at the University of Mississippi 10/1/1961 with help from the Supreme Court and 500 marines.

5/16 The negativity you bleed out towards others will gradually cripple your own happiness. @LollyDaskal

5/15 The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age. @lynhilt @dajbelshaw

5/14 School districts must facilitate educators reflecting on what they need – and provide it on an individual basis. @sguditus

5/13 Lower your voice and strengthen your argument. Lebanese Proverb @motivational

5/10 Never doubt that you’re making a difference. You may never know who needs your light today. @deem_ellen @ShiftParadigm @ct_smcs @DebbyCall6

5/8 China is currently building the “Great Wall of Sand” in the Western Pacific. Admiral Harry B Harris Jr @JanePerlez @nytimes

5/7 Education reform is a euphemism for the destruction of public education. Noam Chomsky @YABOYCHOMSKY

5/4 On social media, as with life, we reap what we sow. @mrsbolado @ShiftParadigm

5/3 The ultimate goal of coaching is developing and leveraging the potential of others. Dan Rockwell @Leadershipfreak

4/29 PLAY shows the authentic natural you. Does your workplace offer opportunities for play? @Candace_Davies @ShiftParadigm

4/28 Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go. Where are your friends and manners taking you?Margaret Walker

4/26 Don’t fix a broken past. Build a positive future. Dan Rockwell @Leadershipfreak

4/25 Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill @motivational

4/24 Math Quote @joboaler @StanfordEd

4/23 When asked what it feels like to be the best guitarist alive, Eric Clapton said, “I don’t know. Ask Prince.” @EricPClapton @EricClaptonNews



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4/21 The time has come for us to consider seriously how to change our way of life not through prayer or religious teaching, but through education. @DalaiLama

4/19 Who is going to be bubbling in answers at their job? On one. Charlie Hall 12-year-old student @anya1anya @NPR_ed

4/17 If you don’t like something change it, if you cannot change it, change the way you think about it. @LollyDaskal

4/16 Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you really want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln @cit_uprising @Linda1746 @MoobyGoldenCalf

4/15 There is a fine line between off the cuff remarks and off the wall remarks. The more you engage in the former, the more likely you are to engage in the latter. Tavis Smiley @tavissmiley @SmileyBooks @MariaBartiromo

4/14 The teacher that changed my life, was the teacher that listened and saw something in me that i didn’t see in myself. @urban_teacher

4/12 Wine is like bottled poetry. Robert Louis Stevenson @KBWorkshop

4/11 Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire @DrPriceMitchell

4/10 Don’t shy away from taking risks… growth doesn’t typically share the same space as comfort. @justintarte

4/9 In a world where nuance, uncertainty and shades of grey are ever more common, becoming comfortable with ambiguity is one of the most valuable skills you can acquire. @thisissethsblog

4/8 >Intelligence is Important but Integrity Matters More. @LollyDaskal

4/7 Click here to purchase this print. @Gapingvoid

4/6 Avoiding this truth just makes the hard things harder. @LollyDaskal

4/4 Aspire to inspire before you expire. @keith_guarino

4/2 Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong. Peter T. Mcintyre @ptarkkonen @alphabetsuccess

4/1 Don’t accept the default. Seek out options that will be better for students. Check Lee’s Blog here. @LeeAraoz

3/31 Just because you are struggling doesn’t mean you are failing. @LollyDaskal

3/30 Most executives are terrified of failure. But, ahem, it’s actually crucial. @tedbauer2003 @tedcoine

3/29 In Africa we say if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Siyanda Mohutsiwa

3/27 Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like. @jmattmiller

3/26 School leaders should be the cheerleaders for the school and the teachers as well as the motivators, trendsetters, and mavericks. @Gregbagby

3/25 Love SomethingPurchase this print here. @Gapingvoid

3/24 Nobody, ever once, pops to the top. You walk there. Step by step, each a failure until it’s not. Seth Godin. Consider following Seth’s Blog. @thisissethsblog

3/22 Collaboration GapingvoidPurchase this print here. @Gapingvoid

3/21 I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott @getschooled

3/20 Climb that tree@DrEscotet

3/18 Some kids crave the structure, safety, & presence of others while at school. Not all look forward to the weekend. Make today great. @justintarte

3/17 Remember veteran teachers…it’s not just students watching how you embrace your job. New teachers are as well. @BluntEducator

3/16 I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. Arthur Conan Doyle @BrainyQuote

3/15 Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy. — John Dewey @ShiftParadigm

3/14 Changemaking happens when people fall in love with a different version of the future. @thisissethsblog

3/13 Everyone is born creative. Everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Later they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books. Look for your inner voice that says I want my crayons back. Hugh MacLeod @hughcards @gapingvoid @BlueSkunkBlog

3/12 Changemaking happens when people fall in love with a different version of the future. @thisissethsblog

3/11 You can learn more about a person during an hour of play than you can learn during a year of conversation. Plato @BrainyQuote

3/10 You don’t stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing. George Bernard Shaw @BrainyQuote

3/9 Love and wealthClick here to purchase this print. @Gapingvoid

3/8 Do what is right not what is easy. @LollyDaskall

3/7 Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. Helen Keller @motivational

3/6 There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. Isaac Asimov @ValmontGod

3/5 Your conviction has to exceed your doubts. Novak Djokovic @DjokerNole

3/3 Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. Helen Keller @motivational

3/1 It’s the education system that’s at fault for not tailoring a curriculum to what children are actually able to do on their own. @karol @nypostopinion

2/29 There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. Marshall Mcluhan @Jonwestenberg @AyleeNielsen @BennettJohnT

2/28 Twitter is the best PD in the world. Twitter is not an obligation. Email is an obligation. I agree. @danieldmccabe @ToddWhitaker

2/27 2/27 Homework Quote@burgessdave @justintarte

2/26 Don’t allow your temporary wounds to permanently transform you into someone you aren’t. @LollyDaskal

2/25 Love seeing a teacher wearing this shirt around the building. @Don_Jacobs

2/24 Entrepreneurship GapingvoidClick here to own this print. @gapingvoid

2/23 The best way to close achievement gaps is to slow down the fast learners. If every kid learns as fast as they can the gaps will increase. Dr. Doug Green @DrDougGreen

2/22 It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge. Arnold H. Glasgow @motivational

2/21 The realest thing in our lives are the stories we invent. We live with these stories, we remind ourselves of them, we perfect them. And, happily, if you don’t like the story you’re telling yourself, you can change it. @thisissethsblog

2/20 Leaders don’t see opportunities they create them. @Leadershipfreak

2/19 I realize I’m a bit behind, but tried out my Google Cardboard this evening. What possibilities! Especially in education! (Doug: I’ve had mine for a while and there is serious education potential!) @21stprincipal

2/17 Whatever you are, be a good one. Abe Lincoln @mssackstein

2/16 The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. C.S. Lewis @Sarasota_News @demillermarinellc

2/14 To forgive does not mean you condone. It means you release your hurt and anger. @JesseLynStoner @LollyDaskal

2/13 Spit in one hand and wish in the other and see which one fills up first. Jim Mahoney my buddy in DelRay Beach, FL

2/11 Ambiguity is the enemy of accountability. @Leadershipfreak

2/10 You must believe in people to influence them in positive ways. @Leadershipfreak

2/9 It’s clear to me that we need a bridge between innovation and education. @zecool

2/7 Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest a crop where nothing was planted! @drjoyce_knudsen

2/6 It turns out that there’s never a need for alarm, because alarm doesn’t do us any good. Alertness, awareness, action… there’s a need for this. But alarm? Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

2/4 The difference between impossible and possible is a willing heart. @LollyDaskal

2/2 TODAY make the mistakes you didn’t make yesterday. @ShiftParadigm

2/1 Time is the most valuable thins a man can spend. Theophrastus, Greek Philosopher @mssackstein

1/31 Nothing cooler than getting a thank you email from a former student. Hearing that they are applying what they learned in real life is awesome. Doug: Have you sent an email to a teacher lately? @iSuperEit

1/30 We should shift the goal from AI (artificial intelligence) creating pure artificial intelligence to creating beneficial intelligence. Stephen Hawking @wired

1/29 Assessment should be a conversation that enhances students’ understanding of what they know, what they can do, and what needs further work. Starr Sackstein @mssackstein

1/28 When your brain is tired, you are more likely to make decisions based on habit. This is a good reason to give your brain proper rest. @NoteToSelf @wfryer

1/27 Do the best you can do until you know better. Then when you know better do better. Maya Angelou @principalspage

1/26 A specialist is someone who knows more and more about less and less. Anonymous

1/24 Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. – Wayne Dyer @TheEngineerLead

1/23 With a man’s dying breath, he should be ready to make a fresh start. Bertolt Brecht

1/18 Those who know how to think need no teachers. Mahatma Gandhi Our goal should be to make all students self-directed learners. Dr. Doug Green @ShiftParadigm

1/17 Do the best you can do until you know better. Then when you know better do better. Maya Angelou @principalspage

1/16 There is only one big risk you should avoid at all cost and that is the risk of doing nothing. Denis Waitley @ScottPValentine

1/15 Resilience: Given how important it is, it’s surprising we don’t hire for it. Resilience is a skill, one that’s probably more valuable than most. @thisissethsblog

1/14 ‘m the sum total of everyone I’ve ever met. Sylvester Stallone @TheSIyStaIIone

1/13 The reason so many people think math is the most difficult subject is the inaccessible way it is often taught. @joboaler

1/12 If you’re not nervous, you’re not alive. Eddie George former NFL player and the new Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway. @freeprosey

1/11 How poor are they that have not patience. Othello, Shakespeare @freeprosey

1/10 Blessed is he who has found his work. Vincent VanGogh @SPressfield

1/9 The role of the leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of the leader is to create an environment in which great ideas happen. Simon Sinek @PeterMDeWitt

1/8 Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill @8Amber8

1/6 Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald @motivational

1/5 When you feel like you want to quit, remember why you started. @getschooled

1/4 A real failure does not need and excuse. It is an end in itself. Good failures are those that leave a wake of interesting stuff behind. Gertrude Stein @latimesbooks

1/3 It’s easier for students to learn by closing their eyes and only listening to the teacher rather than listen and trying to read the same text on a Powerpoint slide, but students who close their eyes during a lecture are likely to to called out for failing to paying attention. @MJMadda @olivercavigliol @kimlesliel

1/2/2016 Whoever Is Doing the Talking Is Doing the Learning. @DavidGeurin @colonelb


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