Sunday, February 12, 2012

Everyday Leadership

I just posted this on my Algebra Class Blog, but thought some folks here might be interested in it as well.
If you have about 6 minutes, I think you might find this video worth your while. I think he shares a great message about the impact you can have on others' lives - often without even realizing it.

So what do you think, do you want to try to be an everyday leader? Can you create a lollipop moment today?


  1. I found this whole article very interesting and I would love to comment on much of it but am only going to address one small part because it has become, as I work through my masters courses in education (and having no teaching experience, just many, many years as a student), one of my biggest wishes. That is the abolition of due dates for assignments. As an adult student, I find that I have so much information thrown at me that I am supposed to digest and create some sort of artifact of my learning by a certain time. Sadly, it does not work that way for me. I can only assume that my students will all take various times to comprehend and create whatever it may be to demonstrate their learning. Why punish their learning by rushing their work? I hope to be able to lay out what I want the students to accomplish, a general idea of when the work should be complete, and regularly check for progress. I have had a few professors work this way and I know that I have the flexibility to do my best work. I haven't seen it done in any of the schools I have visited...maybe my classroom will be the first.

  2. Thanks for sharing this (: I can't wait to show this in school tomorrow. Looking forward to creating some lollipop moments.