radical learners


This blog by Jim Knight explores the concept of radical learners who:

  • believe we are here on earth to learn
  • use technology to learn, teach, or lead (and because it’s cool)
  • know that to teach without hope is to damage, but to teach with hope can save the world
  • don’t blame others but accept personal responsibility for whatever task they take on
  • infect everybody with their love of learning; most important, the children they teach


Success Factor 3: Data

Some topics in education are more divisive than others. Testing, grading practices, and suspension policies are always potential faculty battlegrounds, but even seemingly innocuous topics like the school calendar or the assignment of Spirit Days can sometimes be...

A Podcast with Steve Barkley: The TLC Conference

Recently, I was invited to be a guest on Steve Barkley's Ponders Out Loud podcast. In this week's podcast, Steve asked me questions regarding the Teaching Learning Coaching (TLC) conference that happened in Las Vegas, NV this past October.  You can listen to the...

Success Factor 2: The Instructional Playbook

One of my greatest thrills as a classroom teacher was the moment when I would see several students “get it” at once. The “Now I understand!” facial expression never gets old. The lips part, the eyes widen, the head tilts back, and then the learner will often lean...

A List of Some TLC 2019 Presenters

Here is a list of some people you can expect to see at #TLCKC19 next year! If you'd like to review some of the work they've done, you can click on each name to learn more about them.  We hope to see you in Kansas City! Click here to learn more or register.  Rachel...

An Interview With Lisa Lande

Lisa Lande is an advocate for teachers and students around the world. She’s the director of field services at the Quaglia Institute for School Voice and Aspirations. Along with Russ Quaglia, she is co-author of Teacher Voice: Amplifying Success and also a...