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1/25 Action leads to insight more often than insight leads to action. Chip and Dan Heath for their new book The Power of Moments.

1/24 Doing a few important things well is far more likely to propel you out of a slump than a dozen half-assed and half-finished projects. Daniel Pink from his new book When @DanielPink

1/23 Fair Chance@mraspinall

1/22 Too Old for Picture Books@pernilleripp

1/21 You can’t blame your way into a better future. Andy Stanley @principalspage


Steve JObs on Work


1/19 We feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel more alive when they’re not. From Chip and Dan Heath’s new book The Power of Moments. @Surprisology

1/18 Delaying the start of the school day has the potential for the greatest population impact in boosting teenage learning and well-being. Daniel Pink in When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. @DanielPink @CDCgov

1/17 Gratitude Quote@scottstarnes

1/16 The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. ​We need people who can dream of things that never were. John F. Kennedy @markemoran

1/13 Take Time Alone


Believe Others


1/11 Charisma doesn’t permit us to lead. Leading gives us charisma. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

1/10 Curiosity plus ignorance is a good combination. Alan Alda on Niel Degrasse Tyson’s Star Talk @alanalda @neiltyson

1/9 You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. Richard Branson @richardbranson @TeachThought

1/7 Dream, learn, grow, smile, repeat. Spread JOY today! @Katiemc827

1/6 Technology is vital if we wish learning in schools to be relevant to the world. Yet we must ensure that the best parts of humanity – empathy, compassion, etc. remain at the heart of education if we are to avoid a society w/o those traits. @msoskil

1/5 He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on. Benjamin Franklin @TheMissionHQ

1/4 It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of education have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. Albert Einstein @TheMissionHQ

1/3/2018Focus on today while managing. Focus on tomorrow while leading. Dan Rockwell @Leadershipfreak

12/31 You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes. Denis Waitley @motivational @winwinman

12/30 We are all so fragile. Each day is precious. And the most important parts of our lives are the relationships we invest in. @WIRED

12/29 Life is how you respond@LollyDaskal @Inc

12/28 The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay @williamctaylor @HarvardBiz @james_minter

12/27 Failure in schools should be a daily occurrence, not a high-stakes once a year event. @DrDougGreen

12/26 The secret of having good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they are already met. @CubanLarry

12/24 Start small, start now. This is much better than, “start big, start later.” One advantage is that you don’t have to start perfectly. You just have to start. @thisissethsblog

12/23 Feedback Rick@RickWormeli @KatieMartinEdu @PrincipalStager @gcouros

12/22 Picture books@pernilleripp @tysonkimberly

12/21 Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily. Arthur Brisbane – Since my wife died this isn’t a problem for me. In my case, I have to be sure I spend some time with other people daily. @motivational

12/20 Heaven doesn’t value what you have, but what you give. @Pontifex @PRyan


Learn to Read

@TonySinanis @Arsant10


Leaders Creat Results

Skip Prichard @SkipPrichard @tim_fargo

12/16 The only way you’ll know what a nudist colony is like is if you get seen by a bunch of naked people. The only way to have the experience is to have the experience. Not by looking at the experience. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

12/14 Policy Advice@suzieboss @Larryferlazzo @EdWeekTeacher


Coco Chanel


12/11 Who is a person (not counting family) that opened doors for you in your career when they didn’t have to? Anytime is a good time to show gratitude! @anildash

12/10 Innovation can come from either “invention” (something totally new) or “iteration” (a change of something that already exists), but if it does not meet the idea of “new and better,” it is not innovative. @gcouros

12/8 Success and People@Leadershipfreak

12/7 Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts. Author Unknown @po_st @AkevyStarEdu

12/5 First get your facts straight and then distort them at your leisure. Mark Twain @neiltyson


Maya Angelou

@DrMayaAngelou @LFlemingEDU @vicki_den

12/3 Find joy in every, single day. If you struggle to find joy, maybe you need to rethink your “why.” The gifts of each day are just waiting to be seen. @CardwellTeachMe


Success Couros

@gcouros @8Amber8

12/1 Teacher Improvement@katiemartinedu @jeff_scott2

11/30 Just 21 Reasons to Be Grateful for Teachers This Year – How many apply to your favorite teachers? @HannahTHudson @WeAreTeachers @MCChildsBookDay @JumpIntoABook1
Coco Skeletons


Poor by Giving


11/28 Dream big dreams, then put on your overalls and go out and make the dreams come true. Fred Van Amburgh @motivational

11/27 The people who survive stress the best are the ones who actually increase their social investments in the middle of stress, which is the opposite of what most of us do. @shawnachor @bakadesuyo @fastcranny @gcouros

11/26 FDR Quote@DavidGeurin

11/25 Having a positive attitude gives you the power to: create change, to motivate, to inspire, to influence. @LollyDaskal

11/24 Failure at all costs@gapingvoid

11/22 Focus on what you can control. Michelle Obama @Sales_Source @Inc @WickedDecent @iamDrWill

11/21 We are made to create. We feel useful when we create. We release our ‘stuckness’ when we create. We reinvent our lives, tell new stories, and rebuild communities when we create. We reclaim our esteem, our muse, and our hope when we create. Pamela Slim – author of Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Career Together @pamslim @Alltopstartups

11/19 Bull by the Horns Dan Rockwell @Leadershipfreak

11/18 It is important to set goals and periodically reflect and amend them as necessary. Have students set their learning goals and periodically review them. @cybraryman1

11/17 Students Talking@Larryferlazzo @educationweek @jimamay

11/15 Be Their Best@gapingvoid
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11/14 The quickest way to become an old dog is to stop learning new tricks. John Rooney @po_st @AkevyStarEdu

11/13 The harder you practice, the luckier you get. Gary Player @garyplayer @AdamSchupak @nytimes

11/12 Everyone else makes bad decisions, is shortsighted, prejudiced, subject to whims, temper tantrums, outbursts and short-term thinking. Once you see it that way, it’s easier to remember that you are everyone too. @thisissethsblog

11/11 Curriculum how and why@gcouros

11/9 Brag about your team@Leadershipfreak

11/8 Students Love to Talk@LarryFerlazzo @EducationWeek @hpitler


Change Takes Time


11/6 A teacher’s job is to ask the kind of questions that don’t have answers. Mark Dixon @dsfcmedia @teachwire

11/5 The geeks shall inherit the Earth. Niel DeGrasse Tyson @TysonNiel @NatGeoChannel

11/3 Your expression of caring and love to a student may be the first one she’s felt since yesterday. @leeannjung

11/2 It takes some courage to stand up and speak; it takes even more courage to open your mind and listen. @LollyDaskal

11/1 90% Responce@LollyDaskal

10/31 Children should be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead @mssackstein

10/30 Scottt Mclous@mcleod @gcouros

10/28 The positive relationship you develop w/ a kid will far outweigh any piece of information or content you share with them. @justintarte

10/27 You’re doing it wrong, but at least you’re doing it. Once you’re doing it, you have a chance to do it better. Waiting for perfect means not starting. @thisissethsblog

10/26 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead @ShellTerrell

10/24 [Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world. Barack Obama @BarackObama @ShellTerrell

10/23 The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren @po_st @AkevyStarEdu

10/22 If you can’t count what’s important, then what you can count becomes important. Ken Burnes @KenBurns

10/21 Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture. Ibrahim Babangida, Former President of Nigeria @ShellTerrell

10/20 We are all leaving digital trails behind us, as we make our way around our individual lives. Jer Thorp, Co-founder of The Office for Creative Research/Artist @ShellTerrell

10/19 Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second. Marc Riboud, French Photographer/Photojournalist @GorkaLejarcegi @ShellTerrell

10/16 The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer. Alice Wellington Rollins @james_minter @WeAreTeachers

10/15 Kids who’s first language isn’t English soon learn that fluency in English and success go hand in hand. Kid’s who’s first language is English seldom see fluency in another language as the road to success. @DrDougGreen

10/14 In the end, it’s about the teaching, and what I always loved about coaching was the practices. Not the games, not the tournaments, not the alumni stuff. But teaching the players during practice was what coaching was all about to me. John Wooden @Jeff_Zoul @aaron_hogan

10/13 He who sits quietly gives consent. Annyomous agent regarding Harvey Weinstein matter – @brooksbarnesNYT

10/11 The best way to sharpen your skills it to play against the best. Richard Thaler 2017 Nobel prize winner in economics – @BCAppelbaum @R_Thaler @CDR_Booth, @ChicagoBooth @UChicago

10/10 Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives. Andy Rooney @james_minter @WeAreTeachers

10/9 Writing is thinking. Thomas Friedman @tomfriedman @EstherWojcicki @nytimes

10/8 Focus Quote@LollyDaskal

10/7 You can be sincere and still be stupid. Dostoyevsky @Leadershipfreak

10/6 Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. Napoleon Hill @motivational



Note that it’s your stomach and your heart carrying the big rock. @flippedlearning

10/3 For a journey with stress. You get the journey and you get the stress. At the end, you’re a different person. But both elements are part of the deal. @thisissethsblog

10/2 Shelly Wright@gcouros

10/1 There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky @BannedBooksWeek @MrsOrman

9/30 Passion@MRASPINALL

9/29 Corageous@LollyDaskal

9/28 Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream. Hugh Hefner 1926 – 2017 @Tiffani_Bova

9/27 You want student learning to change but you don’t want to change teaching or schooling. Good luck with that. @mcleod @langwitches

9/26 Life Quote@patrickmlarkin @DavidGeurin


Einstein fish


9/24 An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul. That arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic. William Bennett @WilliamJBennett @coolcatteacher @MarkSBabbit

9/23 Hugging is healthy. It helps the body’s immune system, cures depression, rejuvenates, has no unpleasant side effects, is Nature’s miracle drug, is all natural, and contains no chemicals, artificial ingredients, no pesticides, and no preservatives. Hugging is practically perfect. There are no parts to break down, no monthly payments, it’s non-taxable and non-polluting, and of course, it’s fully returnable! (Doug: It’s also the reason I left a central office job to be an elementary principal.) Anonymous @DrDougGreen

9/22 Don’t go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth @motivational @ii_nne

9/21 There are always two sides to the story, often times more. Take time to ask questions and try to see things from alternative perspectives. @justintarte

9/20 If teachers can be trusted to safeguard kids in school, why would contact thru social media be different? @tomwhitby

9/19 How do you shape a culture of lifelong learning in students? Share your experiences. @iCTLT18


Intellectual Pursuits

@LLAMcNabb @ncte @ElaineColella

9/17 Collaborative Projects Also see the link to this article. @tucksoon @spencerideas

9/16 A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. @ThugStart @Preirna_Prachi @rahmanj

9/15 Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers. Homer Simpson @motivational

9/14 Time Limit@Glennr1809

9/13 Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete. Also read Tom Whitby’s article on the subject. @tomwhitby

9/12 When we reduce students to numbers and grades, they and we focus on test-taking skills and grade requirements rather than on learning. @csratliff @hechingerreport




9/9 Positive Impact@gcouros

9/8 The people who are winning today are the ones who master the art of going from teacher to student and from student to teacher and back. @girard_yann

9/7 If a teacher does not smile until Thanksgiving, there is a chance their students never will. @ToddWhitaker

9/6 Change@Jeff_Zoul

9/5 Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself. @ReinventionWork @hollisthomases

9/4 The way to enjoy life best is to wrap up one goal and start right on the next one. Don’t linger too long at the table of success, the only way to enjoy another meal is to get hungry. @OfficialJimRohn @BenjaminPHardy @thrive @gcouros

9/3 There are kids struggling everywhere, and they need caring adults to support and celebrate them. @Principal_EL @gless54

9/2 Bill Gates@StevenSinger3 @coopmike48 In sure Bill does some great things, but I don’t think he has been good for education, yet.

9/1 Reform Problem@StevenSinger3 @coopmike48

8/31 Who I Have Become@johnccarver

8/30 Stick with the people who never let you down and keep their promises. @LollyDaskal

8/29 “I got it!” The secret of the fly ball is that you don’t shout, “you’ve got it.” It’s not up to us to assign who will catch it. If you can catch it, you call it. The thing about responsibility is that it’s most effectively taken, not given. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

8/26 The Task@alfiekohn @jersheets

8/26 The Task@alfiekohn @jersheets

8/25 It’s okay to say “I don’t know.” Teach your students how to develop questions (because) it helps conquer their own confusion. @terryheick @TeachThought

8/22 Change@TonySinanis

8/21 The only people who refer to their customers as users are drug dealers and technologists. @manoushz

8/19 goals@StevenSinger3 @coopmike48

8/17 Faculty Room@thomascmurry @sjgorman @RossCoops31

8/16 Teams without tensions have weak players. One person runs the show. Everyone else goes along. @Leadershipfreak




8/14 Truth vs. Lie@LollyDaskal

8/13 Live, love, laugh. Don’t make it so complicated. @Katiemc827

8/12 There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity. Tom Peters @tom_peters @Ms_Mac4

8/11 The best schools don’t focus all their energy on intervention programs; instead, they focus on strong tier 1 instruction & learning. @justintarte

8/10 JobsClick here to purchase this print. @Gapingvoid

8/9 Should educators ask students to do something that they themselves are unwilling to do? @sarah_driessens

8/8 Great leaders don’t change people. They create environments where people can change themselves. Dan Rockwell @Leadershipfreak

8/5 Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. Pablo Picasso @drsmillie @ConversationUS @jenhegna @wef

8/4 Others value you when you anticipate their challenges and opportunities. @Leadershipfreak

8/2 Teacher Choice@aaron_hogan

8/1 Buffett@BlancaMoor

7/30 When you have too many choices it could be bad because then you have more of a chance of making a mistake. Jaromir Jagr @NYP_Brooksie @nypost

7/29 Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James Baldwin @angeladuckw

7/28 The first bricklayer says he is laying bricks. The second says he is building a church. The third says he building the house of God. The first has a job. The second has a career. The third has a calling. Which one are you? @angeladuckw

7/27 Don’t let your boy’s schooling interfere with his education. That’s just another way of saying that you can’t make a good man out of a boy simply by cramming his head full of Latin and Algebra. Mark Twain @robmctaggart @gpearsonEDU

7/26 A wise teacher knows that showing empathy & compassion to students doesn’t mean you are weak & soft. It means you are strong enough to care. @justintarte

7/25 When we put kids in a position to do amazing things, they frequently rise to the occasion & do amazing things we hadn’t even thought of. @justintarte

7/24 CSLewis@johnccarver



@ms_mac4 @fractuslearning

7/22 The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, enjoy it. @LollyDaskal

7/21 A good colleague will point out when you’re being too negative & cynical; this is what it means to be a professional. Thank this person. @justintarte

7/20 Eighty percent of success in life is showing up. Woody Allen @WoodyAllen @angeladuckw

7/19 Heaven

7/18 A good colleague will point out when you’re being too negative & cynical; this is what it means to be a professional. Thank this person. @justintarte

7/17 For I have always maintained that, excepting fools, men did not differ much in intellect, only in zeal and hard work. Charles Darwin @angeladuckw

7/16 Not to be occupied and not to exist amount to the same thing. Voltaire @motivational

7/15 #Leadership Tip: Helping someone find and express their purpose sets them free for maximum impact. @Leadershipfreak

7/13 Beginning@JonAcuff @RomanJancic

7/12 Passion@Leadershipfreak

7/10 Common Core testing has proven itself the enemy of all things creative. Art, music, and physical education have become dispensable. @Best_Schools

7/9 The strongest predictors of grade point average are perseverance and school connectedness. @TFMcGrath

7/8 Toffler@BigDataLoop

7/6 Religion, Politics, and test scoring formulas and areas where two informed people can hold opposing ideas with great assurance. Lord

7/5 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

7/3 Stop thinking of collaboration as cheating. My projects always turn out better when I work with someone. @mssackstein @conniehamilton

7/2 Powerful question: Do your students think you are a learner? Do you ever talk to your students about your growth? @justintarte

6/30 Social Media
ALso check out the book this quote came from. @JCasaTodd @gcouros

6/29 Being positive won’t guarantee you’ll succeed but being negative will guarantee you won’t. @JonGordon11 @Leadershipfreak

6/28 Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X. @mssackstein @edweekteacher

6/26 There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton @CharityIdeas @zaibatsu

6/25 Relationships@SteeleThoughts

6/22 Don’t count the days. Make the days count. Muhammad Ali @drjoy77 @edutopia

6/20 It’s time to rebrand mistakes, moving away from the negative and embracing the positive learning. Starr Sackstein @mssackstein

6/19 The easiest person to fool is yourself. Attributed to an anonymous senator by Al Franken. @alfranken @SocialQPhilip @NYTStyles

6/18 There is no right answer, but there are plenty of wrong ones. In arithmetic, there’s a right answer. But at work, there are plenty of creative, useful, generous answers. In the creative world, there can’t be a ‘right’ answer, because that implies that the answer is correct and exclusive. @thisissethsblog

6/17 ServeClick hereto buy this print.@Gapingvoid

6/16 Teacher@Larryferlazzo @educationweek

6/15 The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Anonymous @dr_morton_

6/14 He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet. Joseph Joubert See more teacher quotes here. @SimpliTeach

6/13 The sum of our greatness lies not in asking “what do I want to do?” but rather “who do I want to be? @LollyDaskal

6/10 Whoever is doing the most work is doing the most learning. @eduleadership

6/8 Compassion enables relationship. Relationship enhances influence. Leadership is influence. @Leadershipfreak

6/7 Don’t ever be afraid to admit you’re wrong; it’s the ability to admit you’re wrong that shows true strength & confidence. @justintarte

6/6 You haven’t begun to explore an issue in new ways until eyes go to the ceiling and people say, “I don’t know.” @Leadershipfreak

6/5 It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone. Mahatma Gandhi @Supt_Jordan

6/4 Man must strive, and in striving, he must err. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe @motivational

6/2 Truly beautiful people are not jealous of other beautiful people. @aggapimou

5/31 Ever feel like giving up? Don’t give in. Reflect on how far you’ve come. You’ll find the courage to start again. @Inspireu2Action

5/30 We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. Aneurin Bevan @motivational

5/29 Yeats@KatieMTLC @FeketeEDU @allandavenport @lauranylen

5/28 Confucius says: Many seek happiness higher than man; others beneath him. But happiness is the same height as man. @BruceVH

5/27 The most common way to deal with the future is to try to predict it. To be in the right place at the right time with the right skills or investments. A far more successful and reliable approach is to invent the future. Not all of it, just a little part. But enough to make a difference. @thisissethsblog

5/26 Reward@TonyRobbins @gcouros

5/25 If you don’t like something, you’re definitely not going to do well in it. And if you don’t think you’re going to do well, you’re definitely not going to do well. @madeline_will @EdWeekTeacher @educationweek

5/24 Failure




5/22 If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself. A. Neilen @motivational

5/20 Whoever would soar must first fly above the foggy swamp of sameness. @chuckswindoll @laineymic

5/18 A sad reality is that far too many kids define school success as achieving good grades; education is so much more than just grades. @justintarte

5/17 You’re not guaranteed tomorrow. NBA Player Kyle Korver @KyleKorver @nytimes

5/15 Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it. Joe Clark @pdiscoveryuk

5/14 Courage is found in unlikely places. The Hobbit @booze_traveler

5/13 Try not to suck. – Fun is a big part of success. Joe Maden, manager of the Chicago Cubs – @CubsJoeMadd @Cubs

5/10 Higher@gcouros

5/9 If you tend to micromanage, stop now. The more you micromanage, the less likely people will aim to be great. Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger

5/7 Obama is more like your best friend who has parties and has Beyoncé over, and then Trump is like your dad. He’s going to come whoop your ass because you didn’t do what you were supposed to do. A Michigan woman who voted for them both. @AaronBlake @washingtonpost

5/6 Having a sense of purpose like this is “the long-term, number one motivator in life. William Damon Get his bookPath to Purpose: How Young People Find Their Calling in Life. @LindaFlanagan2 @KQEDnew

5/4 There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. @LollyDaskal

5/3 Proverb@ASchoeneck

5/1 Pave new neural roads to stave off Alzheimer’s. Lisa Genova @LisaGenova @TEDTalks

4/30 If you’re waiting for a title to lead, chances are you’ll never lead. @Leadershipfreak

4/29 If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original. Sir Ken Robinson. @SirKenRobinson

4/28 If you want to teach students responsibility, give them a responsibility in class. Homework doesn’t teach that. @alicekeeler @aaron_hogan

4/27 Anyone could be a leader if there was no cost. True leaders willingly pay a price, to sacrifice self-interest, to have the honor to lead. @Glennr1809

4/26 It is in the nature of the mind that the more we cultivate and familiarize ourselves with positive emotions, the more powerful they become. @DalaiLama

4/25 You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.- Jodi Picoult @ColePrincipal @ToddWhitaker

4/23 School isn’t a waiting area for life. It’s where life happens for children. Every day. @CarolJago


Teacher Day


4/20 God doesn’t mind that we own possessions, just so they don’t own us. @laineymic @chuckswindoll

4/18 Best Schools@SteeleThoughts

4/16 Just be your age. There’s always time to grow older. You can never grow younger. JoJo Siwa @itsjojosiwa

4/15 The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. Ludwig Wittgenstein @EF @lisibo @icpjones

4/13 If everything seems under control you’re not going fast enough. Mario Andretti @MarioAndretti

4/12 Everybody gets butterflies, the key is to get them flying in formation. @notthefakeSVP @espn

4/10 The opposite of bored isn’t entertained, it’s engaged. @mcleod @gcorus

4/9 Culture@ziegeran @DeniseMToscano

4/8 We need to actively change the education paradigm into one that cultivates all talents and supports the development of greatness and creativity in all children. Yong Zhao @YongZhaoEd

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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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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