I am a questionologist. If you’ve never heard the term before that may be because I made it up. I needed a word to describe what I do: I study the art and science of questioning.
My work focuses on why and how the simple act of asking questions can
According to the World Economic Forum (2016), the top three skills required for work in 2020 are complex problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity. The traditional model of schooling, where students take a passive role in their learning, does not encourage the engagement and rigor required
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.”
“Creativity is the key
As I was musing over my coffee the other day, it occurred to me that no one has ever discovered cave drawings of children sitting at desks. Personally, at the time I was sitting at a desk in my backyard shed, also known as my
What if we, as instructional leaders, supported creativity in teaching and learning? I mean really supported it. Here are a few things we might expect to see (and hear). We would see ourselves leading by example. We would view uncertainty as a sign that new
Arnis: We hear so much about innovators and the innovator’s dilemma. But what about innovation in a classroom in these days of standards and perpetual testing? Can it be done? For inspiration I asked my daughter, Marisa, who is one of the most innovative teachers
This post was originally published on Finding Common Ground.
A Mindful Revolution
This blog post explores the functioning of the brain as it relates to mindfulness and effective school leadership.
We are in the midst of a mindfulness revolution in the United States and worldwide. Research-based studies on
Think about your favorite form of the arts: Music, Theater, Dance, Musical Theater, Opera, Visual Arts, and Multimedia Arts. Which one most represents you? Which one is your favorite?
Much of the ways in which we respond to the arts depends on our own experiences with
How Do We Have It All?
How do we address both the short-term goals of preparing students for the tests as well as addressing the long term goals of preparing them for life? How do we address the need for our students to learn both the traditional
Education in America has been around for several hundred years now, going back to colonial times in the 17th century. Back then, teachers were not only content experts, but also models for moral standards for children. I imagine that the concept of applying “moral turpitude”