You might actually be someone’s favorite teacher. Think about your favorite teacher for a moment. Who comes to mind? Think about the traits, the qualities, this person showed. Chances are that your favorite teacher was present. They helped you solve problems. They set high expectations. They made you feel like you could do just about […]
To Lead is to Teach
If you’re going to lead effectively, you must teach reflectively. Today, your capacity to teach your learners and your team is a non-negotiable criteria for leaders in businesses, nonprofits, classrooms, and beyond. The workers and students of today are accustomed to being able to answer any question in the matter of seconds, thanks to that […]
Work and Play
How we learned to play as kids influences how we learn as adults. There is a world at play just beyond the work. I know because I traverse this space multiple times a day as I step to and from my desk. Yesterday morning, a LEGO brick in my bare foot. Today, multiple blocks in […]
If colleges and universities want to increase student retention, improve graduation rates, improve industry relations, and enhance student-faculty engagement, they must alter their narrative and their products. Two weeks ago, our 9-year-old son Knox asked me, “Do I need to go to college?” It was that moment of parental panic when you think to yourself, […]
It can’t sound like school: designing a curricular tool for real-time value.
Recently we built a newly minted Entrepreneur’s Toolkit for Techstars, a global tech accelerator that has both start-up weekends and accelerators as programs they offer to entrepreneurs. We wrote and tested the content, designed the worksheet curriculum, curated the videos, and visually designed the site. As with most of the curriculum we design, we built […]