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A response to the “Creating Innovators” Friedman column

Recently I was asked by Axiom News Service from Ontario, Canada to respond to a recent New York Times column by Thomas Friedman about Tony Wagner’s book, Creating Innovators. My response was reported in two different columns: April 3 – Graduate innovation-ready youth: Harvard education specialist April 4 – We need more than innovation-ready youth

Posted in educational change, international, priorities, student outcomes


As you can see this is my first update to this blog for a while – it seems like it has been non-stop since I last updated! It has been my privilege to work with many schools in the past months with curriculum mapping – our school network using Curriculum Trak continues to grow – we are now over 75 Continue Reading

Posted in Christian education advocacy, conventions, international, staff development

Exciting things are happening in Ontario!

I am delighted to be working with Edifide (formerly the Ontario Christian School Teachers Association) and OACS (Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools) during their winter PD days. They are moving in some exciting directions – really embracing the kinds of change that needs to be happening in Christian schools. My keynote and workshop speeches are on the topic “Equipping Daniels/Danielles Continue Reading

Posted in Christian education advocacy, international, staff development

How good is your PLN?

I am very excited about the variety of tools available and ways we have to learn today. I recently discussed this with Jennifer Neutel, from Axiom News Service, the organization that does a great job of creating news updates for the Ontario (Canada) Alliance of Christian Schools. Here is the link to the article.

Posted in fun learning, international, technology

Japan updates via my friend at CAJ

Please continue to pray for Japan. I was very relieved in the first hours after the quake and tsunami to learn that my friends Michael Essenburg and his wife Kim at Christian Academy in Japan were OK. Michael has set up a news site to keep people updated.

Posted in international, Uncategorized

ICEC Korea – what a trip!

I recently had the opportunity to be a speaker at ICEC (International Children’s Education Conference) held in Seoul, Korea for ASCI (Association of Christian Schools International) November 24-26 and then spend an additional week (November 28-December 5) speaking and consulting with Christian schools and organizations there. What a great experience to connect with other Christian educators and see and hear Continue Reading

Posted in conventions, international, staff development