Promoting Peace With a Mobile App

Today is the U.N. International Day of Peace. But my social media feed is filled with images and news of the violent protests that happened last night in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is this dichotomy that leaves me wondering if the ABQ Kindness mobile app that our team is creating for Mayor Richard Berry canContinue reading “Promoting Peace With a Mobile App”

We’re All Guilty When it Comes to Judging Other Parents

When I said that I was running a conference and getting ready to go on stage and couldn’t get to the school before school let out for the day, the assistant high school principal told me that maybe it was time I made my son my priority. She has no idea. She has no ideaContinue reading “We’re All Guilty When it Comes to Judging Other Parents”

Before You Insult That Quirky Kid in Your Class …

That odd-ball kid, the one who lives in their own dreamworld, dresses like a Hobby Lobby explosion, and just makes you a bit uncomfortable with their odd quirks or bizarre comments that seem to have nothing to do with what you are teaching? The one who you think disrupts your class on purpose just forContinue reading “Before You Insult That Quirky Kid in Your Class …”

The Power of What If

I have a challenge for you. Go dig around in your kid’s school backpack (you might want to wear gloves for your own protection if your child forgets half-eaten sandwiches like mine does). Pull out a few tests and assignments, and see how many questions are similar to the following: List three ways that … Name fourContinue reading “The Power of What If”

How the Smart Phone has Equalized Access to Information

The smart phone is the great equalizer of knowledge access. Never before has so much information been accessible to so many for so little cost. The global spread of smart phone tech has resulted in a device which entered the market as an expensive device available only to the wealthy metamorphosing in less than a decade intoContinue reading “How the Smart Phone has Equalized Access to Information”