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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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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Thank You John Lewis

As I reflect on losing Elijah Cummings and now John Lewis, I am sad that leadership and voice may be diminished.  I am grateful for their contributions to the values, commitment, and actions to move our country toward the ideals of the constitution written over two hundred years ago. When […]

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Beware of Cats in the Dog House

Teachers Matter Magazine published my article on Dogs and Cats.  It is a metaphor I heard Michael Grinder use in the 90s.  Kids are not animals but the attributes fit.  Most of us were taught to teach dog-like behavior.  The cat-like behavior is increasing at a high rate.  Start learning […]

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Engage Your Kids during COVID

I keep hearing from friends who are parents, friends who are teachers, and people who are bored. I am on the board of directors for Stevie Rays Improv Group.  Yes, I have taken several sets of classes to get better at presentation skills.  I encouraged Steve to offer improv classes, […]

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Mugged by 360 degree Feedback

Mugged by 360o Feedback Frank Wagner, PhD Have you ever been assailed by a gang on the street?  Feedback from all sides, in the form of 360o feedback, can feel akin to such a confrontation.  Surrounded on the street, the more vocal assailants seem downright combative.  Other gang members appear […]

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Power of the Badge

The Power of the Badge A DEA officer stops at a ranch in Montana, and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, ‘I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.’ The old rancher says, ‘Okay, but do not go in that field over there’ as he […]

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