On a conference call today. Heard that some of the participants on a project I’m working on are waiting to see what the entire scope of the project needs to look like before they jump in and try something new in their classrooms. The problem is, that we’ve recruited these participants for this project because […]Read More If You Never Try to Be Brave, It Certainly Won’t Happen
The other day, I pulled up to a fast-food joint, trying to grab a quick bite.1 I ordered the value meal2, but I quit drinking soda a year or so ago, so I asked if I could just have water. I didn’t mind getting charged for it, I told the disembodied voice out my car […]Read More “The System Won’t Let Me”
Last month, I had the privilege of giving the keynote address for The Future Ready Summit in Denver. Ben recorded the audio, and was kind enough to share it with me. So I’m sharing it with you. Direct Link to Audio http://budtheteacher.com/podcasts/budtheteacher/BudHuntKeynoteFutureReadyDenverJune2015.mp3 Not sure if it’ll translate without the visuals – so the slides are […]Read More The Podcast: Future Ready?
At the library, I’m working with a team of really smart folks who want to offer the best opportunities for our patrons1. One of the reasons I wanted to work with the Clearview Library District was the intensity with which they run programs and events. They – now we – are always hosting active, hands-on […]Read More Making a Maker Space. Again.
When I left my last job, and the team of great people I got to call friends and colleagues, I left behind a note for them as the best possible way I could say some of what I wanted to end our professional relationship with. Much of that note was for them, and has no […]Read More In a Moment of Transition, A Challenge to Myself
Earlier today, I sat in on a meeting of the St. Vrain Blended Libraries Action Research Group. That’s a big name, but the group is a group of teacher librarians, school and district folks, and administrators who are rethinking the role of the library in our 21st Century schools. They’re standing up an action research […]Read More Here I Go Again
I become more and more convinced each passing day that learning and culture are habit-based skills1. We either have healthy learning habits, or healthy cultures, or we don’t. Any organization can improve its habits. But habit formation and cessation aren’t events. You don’t change habits in one-day workshops, or a summer conference. You change habits […]Read More Building (Better) Organizational Habits
One thing that never seems to be in short supply in the learning organizations I work with is a steady stream of new priorities, initiatives, and programming. There’s always an agenda, pet project, new idea, or something fresh, exciting, and game changing that’ll make all the difference for everybody in the organization. I get it. […]Read More Suppose We Just Left Them Alone?
A couple of years ago, when I was doing some regular work for an area art museum, my daughter, Ani, asked me if, on our next trip to visit the museum, it’d be okay if we took along some of her artwork to show the museum. That was a tricky conversation we had to have […]Read More Where’s Your Refrigerator?
I haven’t read A Place Called School. Yet. But it’s one of those books that comes up when I talk to and listen to and read folks who talk, listen and write about what schools are and what they might yet be. And this piece on its author, John Goodlad, who died earlier this month, […]Read More Trusting People, Who “Will Do Dumb Things,” to Make Their Own Decisions