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Summer Reading 2016

Summer Reading 2016

May 27, 2016

Summer Reading   I don’t know if you try to catch up on your reading over the summer, but in case you do, I have recently read four books that I cannot seem to get out...

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Promiscuous Professional Development

Promiscuous Professional Development

May 20, 2016

Schools are accustomed to changing –promiscuously and routinely without producing any improvement- Elmore.  At Matchbook Learning, we’d like to put an end to...

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Coaching the 20 Mile March

Coaching the 20 Mile March

April 27, 2016

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.  -Jim Collins    This week I had...

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The Extreme Sacrifice Detroit Parents Make to Access Better Schools

The Extreme Sacrifice Detroit Parents Make to Access Better Schools

April 12, 2016

“The Extreme Sacrifice Detroit Parents Make to Access Better Schools” is a powerfully tragic piece by Erin Einhorn of the Atlantic Magazine that captures the connection...

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When I Grow Up…A Call for Teachers in Newark

When I Grow Up…A Call for Teachers in Newark

April 02, 2016

I remember teachers from throughout my childhood.  They were all mentors in their own ways and they all had some impact on my life. What a gift – to be in a profession...

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When I Grow Up…A Call for Teachers in Detroit

When I Grow Up…A Call for Teachers in Detroit

April 02, 2016

I remember teachers from throughout my childhood.  They were all mentors in their own ways and they all had some impact on my life. What a gift – to be in a profession...

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Championship bound

Championship bound

March 18, 2016

Our Merit Prep boys basketball team made the Newark city finals last night.  What a valiant effort by our boys as they made a serious, competitive back-and-forth...

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Riffing at SXSWedu

Riffing at SXSWedu

March 08, 2016

Bryan Setser talks about "Riffing at SXSWedu" conference in Austin, TX this week.

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Hacking the Student Life

Hacking the Student Life

February 26, 2016

"Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world." –Nelson Mandela What does a Director of Culture do? I had this question on my mind as I...

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Moonshots

Moonshots

February 23, 2016

Bonuses for failing? We can’t innovate without failure and anyone with a vision for transformation that requires great strides forward recognizes that failures along the way...

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