Digical Education
“Stop 1 Thing: Talking too much” with Kevin Vander Wal

“Stop 1 Thing: Talking too much” with Kevin Vander Wal

June 24, 2020

Kevin Vander Wal is a 6th grade Math and Bible Teacher at Timothy Christian School in Elmhurst, IL.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: Snow days?” with Bill Postma

“Stop 1 Thing: Snow days?” with Bill Postma

June 23, 2020

Bill Postma is Director of Instruction at Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, MI.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: Replace Complexity with Simplicity” with Neil Okuley

“Stop 1 Thing: Replace Complexity with Simplicity” with Neil Okuley

June 22, 2020

Neil Okuley is Principal of Unity Christian Academy in South Holland, IL.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: From Arguments to Conversation” with Steve Beezhold

“Stop 1 Thing: From Arguments to Conversation” with Steve Beezhold

June 19, 2020

Steve Beezhold is Director of Technology and Innovation at Charlotte Christian School.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: Grading, Coverage & Finals” with Josh Davis

“Stop 1 Thing: Grading, Coverage & Finals” with Josh Davis

June 18, 2020

Josh Davis is Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Monte Vista Christian School.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: Underutilized tools” with Sean Atchison

“Stop 1 Thing: Underutilized tools” with Sean Atchison

June 17, 2020

Sean Atchison is a 4th grade teacher and developer of CH Connect at Cherry Hills Christian School.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: Don’t go back to Normal” with Justin Smith

“Stop 1 Thing: Don’t go back to Normal” with Justin Smith

June 16, 2020

Justin Smith is Head of Upper School at Little Rock Christian Academy.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

https://www.edutopia.org/article/no-innovate

“Stop 1 Thing: Seat Time and Learning” with Zach Gautier

“Stop 1 Thing: Seat Time and Learning” with Zach Gautier

June 15, 2020

Zach Gautier is Dean of Academic Services at Valor Christian High School.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

https://www.edutopia.org/article/no-innovate

“Awe and Wonder in Education & Life” with Jessica Koehler

“Awe and Wonder in Education & Life” with Jessica Koehler

June 8, 2020

Jessica Koehler is a writer for Psychology Today, former school psychologist, Psychology Instructor, leader of Koehler Academy (www.koehleracademy.com), and a homeschooler. 

I came into contact with Jessica through her article “Wandering into Wonder: Understanding the intersection of personality and awe.” (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/beyond-school-walls/202003/wandering-wonder) after which she shared a report entitled "The Science of Awe" (https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/images/uploads/GGSC-JTF_White_Paper-Awe_FINAL.pdf).

“Get Ready: Exhaustion and Enthusiasm” with Mitch Menning

“Get Ready: Exhaustion and Enthusiasm” with Mitch Menning

June 5, 2020

Mitch Menning is Head of School at Intermountain Christian School in Salt Lake City, UT.

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