I was told this week, “You know Dr. Schmittou, I admire how hard you work, but you can’t keep trying… Read more The power of one
Influence has nothing to do with a placard or a title. I know this because at home I am known as… Read more Influence is upside down
I worked for a boss at one point who told me, “The job of a leader is to navigate the… Read more Right or wrong?
For an interesting take on this week’s blog, you can check out the full story on this video. We need to… Read more Help your students own their learning. Leasing is not enough.
Spring Break is here for most of you. This week symbolizes the homestretch and the beginning of the end. As… Read more Trust and Learning
This week my latest book, It’s Like Riding a Bike: How to Make Learning Last a Lifetime was made available for purchase.… Read more Top ten lists
When we were kids and were told to go outside and play, it wasn’t uncommon for us to grab our… Read more Make it safe.
Six years ago I was in my first year as a school principal. I had spent my three years prior… Read more Catch 22
We teachers sometimes struggle with embracing our power. We’re used to having classrooms of kids look up at us from… Read more Super Hero Teaching
Assessment is not a bad thing, if we are assessing and measuring the right thing. For years, we took the… Read more Bold Humility
This was published a few years ago in AMLE Magazine. Next week I will be sharing work on getting started… Read more Keeping Your Feedback On Par
You just taught the lesson of your life. You planned for days, were a master of the content, added a… Read more Put your hands in the air