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

You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have: Nov. 30 Webinar

 Although last year became known as “the year like no other,” this year seems to be even more challenging! Navigating the daily ups and downs of COVID-19, economic cause and effect fallout from the pandemic, and the constant barrage of misinformation and attacks across the political landscape are all taking […]

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Sommers to Lead SouthWest Metro Administration and Leadership Cohort Series

Calling All Administrators and Leaders! It is time to come together to learn more about being a leader within your school and district. Learning Omnivores’ Dr. Bill Sommers will lead the SouthWest Metro Administration and Leadership Cohort Series, “From Compliance Cop to Culture Coach,” beginning Dec. 8, 2021. The online […]

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Creating Talent Density Available from Rowman & Littlefield

The more talent a school has, the more students will learn. Creating Talent Density, a new book by Bill Sommers, includes 25 strategies to assess the talent, willingness and abilities of school team members to become exceptional educators. To learn more about this guide and how to order a copy, […]

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