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We are an evolving group of educators who have come together to learn from a diverse group of gifted, interesting, and sometimes provocative, learned people in the world. We’ve learned from the likes of Edgar Schein, Peter Block, Richard Sheridan, Stan Slap, and poet David Whyte; provocative educators David Berliner, Gene Glass, and Yong Zhao; linguist George Lakoff; and researchers and professors Carol Dweck, Andy Hargreaves, Art Costa Bena Kallick, Jon Saphier, Yong Zhao, and Tony Wagner.

We are about learning and exploring ideas to understand more deeply the institutions of education. We are also intrigued by the processes individuals experience while learning. Our blog is about current issues around learning. We offer reviews of books we’re reading. And we focus on “New Rules”– the changes in attitude and behavior we educators must exhibit to survive in our world of surprising changes.

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New Rules

(Read our new rules before they disappear. We only publish the most recent for a few months.)

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Igniting Learning Blog

"Educating is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of the fire."

- William Butler Yeats

Giant #8: Jon Saphier

Giant #8: Jon Saphier “if I have seen further [than others], it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” 1675 letter by Isaac Newton: In the late 80s, Jon Saphier presented to our Cognitive Coaching group.  We were at an ASCD convention where Art and Bob arranged for Jon to […]

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Giant #7: Pat Wolfe

Giant #7 Pat Wolfe “if I have seen further [than others], it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” 1675 letter by Isaac Newton:   In the early 90s, a former giant (Art Costa) introduced me to Pat Wolfe.  Giants know other giants. Pat was learning and sharing information on […]

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Giant #6: Michael Ayers

Giant #6 Michael Ayers “if I have seen further [than others], it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” 1675 letter by Isaac Newton: I have learned over time you never know where or when the next learning opportunity will come from.  Returning to South High School in Minneapolis as principal […]

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