How to get staff to emotionally invest in staff development trainings

I have seen so many organizations bring in amazing guest speakers and highly research-based programs to their staff development trainings. I have seen so many program managers (including myself) research best practices and spend money on expensive professional development days. Yet even with all of that, many teachers and youth program staff: a) either don’t show up to[…]

How today’s education is holding students back from thriving in a new “i-dustrialized” world

Education problems we see today have deeper roots than many people realize… Many of the processes and systems we see in schools today stem from colonial times, where western powers were attempting to settle lands and take control of territories. (including the US, as populations immigrated from Europe).  As populations grew and became disorderly, schools then[…]