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The vintage photo shows the author, wearing a crown and hoping to create learning magic with the wave of a wand. I threw the wand away but am still working to improve learning for all children.

No One Is Reinventing Education, But We Can Make It Better

We are sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours.

Student Voice

Mastery-Based or Competency-Based Education

Motivation: The Key To Student Agency

Customizing Instruction To Address Learner Variability

Learning is not one thing…….The brain has many learning systems each of which has a different neural structure and a unique appetite. Effective instruction depends on choosing pedagogical moves that nourish the right learning system for the desired outcomes.

Resources and Recommendations

Educator, entrepreneur, boundary crosser, community builder, advocate for learners of all ages.

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