Author: Nelson Coulter
I recently read Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive In An Unpredictable World? by David Geurin (2017).
This book was as much about pedagogy and engagement as it was about affecting future- and life-ready students. But, of course! Are those not inextricable entanglements?
· NEVER…………delay gratitude.
· In schools, desks in rows is “the cemetery effect.”
· In learning task design, avoid the trash can finish.
· Learning task designer is the teacher’s premier role.
· If we can’t change our mind, we can’t change anything.
· Could I sell tickets for my lessons? (Are they that good?)
· Writing improves our thinking; thinking improves our writing.
· Unless we can do something useful with our learning, it is meaningless.
· People complain about two things: 1) The way things are, and 2) Change.
· If everyone in my workplace had my attitude, what kind of place would it be?
· Embed the standards in the learning; don’t let the standards BE the learning.
· Charles Schultz: “Life is like a 10-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.”
“A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.” (p. 46)