About

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.

MEET BILL, LESLIE, and SKIP

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

Learning Omnivores’ Bill Sommers at Region 13 Coaching Conference

Bill Somers will present “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” on July 20, 2021, at Region 13’s Instructional Coaching Conference. Bill’s presentation will discuss the factors that lead to staff change: focusing on clear goals and follow-up conversation. Key is increasing the talent density of your school or […]

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Goodbye Dear Friend

Most of you know that Skip Olsen was my best buddy and partner in our Learning Ominvore get togethers. He was the man behind the scenes, never taking credit for his hard work. I am sad to tell you he passed away on Friday, January 1st. I want to take […]

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CHaD: Courage, Humility, & Discipline

Here is the link to understand the basic requirements to work with Bill.  Leaders must be able to: Possess the courage to look at situations, data, and feedback honestly Have the humility to listen and learn from multiple sources Discipline to follow through with plans which are co-developed Please click […]

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