You know that feeling you get when you rush, rush, rush to get to a conference after a long day of travel, compounded by months of trying to cram teaching, family, and personal care into an already too-fast-paced life? Perhaps you check into your hotel and unzip the suitcase you packed at home, wondering if you even packed the right clothing. You might ask yourself when you should get breakfast, who you will sit with, and how you will ever manage to relax and learn. You might begin to wonder if attending was more effort than it will be worth. Read more
As a former Division I college basketball player with a brief professional career overseas, I have had some amazing experiences playing and associating with athletes who were used to being highly successful. I have played with and against a number of well-known former college players who went on to play professionally. In fact, my college roommate Mike Brown played professionally for 15 years—12 of those years in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers, and Phoenix Suns. I immensely respected Mike, my teammates, and the other college players that I played against. Read more
Our very own Richard DuFour was recently featured on the Education Talk Radio live podcast, discussing Professional Learning Communities and his latest book In Praise of American Educators and How They Can Become Even Better. Check out the playback stream below, and let us know what you think of the interview and the book in the comments below.
Getting Smart’s Carri Schneider recently set down with Michael Fullan and Lyle Kirtman, authors of Leadership: Key Competencies for Whole-System Change, to chat about their work, the book’s research base, and reasons to be optimistic about the future of education.
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[This is a re-post from Becky DuFour, originally published on Rick DuFour’s Caring Bridges blog.]
Rick is in day 3 of his new clinical trial and so far, so good! He has not had any side effects from the two new oral medications he’ll be taking each day. The doctors and nurses at Virginia Cancer Center monitored him and his vital signs for four hours after he took the first two pills Monday morning. Likely because he responded so well, right before they sent him home, the nurse informed Rick the drug company had just placed him in a “special” cohort of trial patients – as of Monday afternoon, they doubled his dosage of both meds. Take that, you #*&@% lung cancer!!