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

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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Presenting Women’s Leadership Expert Sally Helgesen Oct. 20

Learning Omnivores presents Sally Helgesen, who has been named by Forbes as the premier expert in Women’s leadership. In a special virtual workshop on October 20, women leaders and aspiring leaders in the field of education are invited to join us for four-hour workshop with Helgesen. Helgesen draws on her […]

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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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