Staff Room to Classroom-2nd Edition Celebration: Shouting from the Roof Top!

IMG_6595.JPGWe are so pleased to announce the arrival of our new, second edition book that is here in time for our July Staff Room to Classroom Conference in Chicago, July 5,6,7 2017. It has the latest and greatest information for PD teacher, leader teams- targeting the different generations of adult learners, integrating digital -rich technology to enhance the sessions,  team presentations with peer coaching and feedback, and 10 planned workshops for a monthly PD throughout the 2017-18 school year. It’s a Game-Changer for Change Agents.

What we know about what kids will need

2 Things we learned in this article: Century Talent Spotting – LINK

1 – VUCA is how they describe the world that educators are sending their students . . . But we contend that the environment that schools strive to be is dependable, predictable, simple and definite. VUCA – means a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment (VUCA is the military-acronym-turned-corporate-buzzword)

2 – Here is the “talent” that is most desired in the current marketplace:

Curiosity: a penchant for seeking out new experiences, knowledge, and candid feedback and an openness to learning and change

Insight: the ability to gather and make sense of information that suggests new possibilities

Engagement: a knack for using emotion and logic to communicate a persuasive vision and connect with people

Determination: the wherewithal to fight for difficult goals despite challenges and to bounce back from adversity

Here is how we propose getting students ready for the Test of Life Not Just the Test 21st LINK

Brian Pete & Robin Fogarty


I’m Different! And, You are Too!—Using Reflection to Differentiate Instruction | Solution Tree Blog

Our latest entry for Solution Tree Blog –

The first, mentioned previously, is teacher feedback, the second is metacognitive self-reflection, and the third, peer tutoring. Fortunately, all three of these are embedded in the metacognitive skill set for the reflective thinking that is needed for student problem-solving and student mindfulness necessary for decision-making.With the conventional knowledge of an expert teacher on the power of reflective thinking and the research findings that support the metacognition skill set, it behooves us as educational leaders to honor and nurture that unique uniqueness of our students.

Source: I’m Different! And, You are Too!—Using Reflection to Differentiate Instruction | Solution Tree Blog

The Future Agency – The Verge

  • Maybe students of today will pursue a career in the field of imaging what the world will look like in 25 years . . .

Design fiction is created by a loose confederation of agencies, artists, engineers, and designers who are shaping our expectations of technology and society in decades to come by showing us what that incipient world might look like, down to its cliche brand logos. It’s science fiction made real in the form of interactive exhibitions, product demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes consulting work. And it tends to pop up at any event Davos-ish enough to include the word “influencers.”

Source: The Future Agency – The Verge