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.

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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

4’E’s of Maintenance

By: Dr Cindy Zurchin, Positive Consulting, LLC The New Year brings thoughts of resolutions and ways to improve our lifestyles and create healthy habits.  Many of us have experienced our best intentions end up in disappointments.  There is no reason we have to pick the date of January 1 to […]

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Compliance Cop to Culture Coach

Frederick Herzberg in 1959 studied intrinsic motivators and hygiene factors that inhibit performance in engineers.  For many years educators and businesses have been evaluated on number.  What are the test scores, what are the sales, what are the profits?  How is that working? Now, people are leaving positions, organizations, and […]

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On Right-Doing

I listen to the news and read the papers.  I keep hearing assertions such as, “I am guilty of no wrong-doing.” Or, “I did nothing illegal, I broke no laws.”  In the last few months I’ve seen an epidemic of such claims.  And these comments are attributed to various people […]

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