David Geurin

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9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better

A new brain scan study has revealed exactly how positivity affects the brain (and it's impressive).<p>Inspirational posters featuring soaring eagles and sunlit mountain summits are easy to mock. But it turns out rousing slogans and uplifting images might not actually be pure cheese after all.<p>When …

The Brain

How to create your school's hashtag

This blog post is about a game-changer that every school leader who uses social media should know about. If you are a school leader, keep reading, …

27 tips to be a better public speaker

For many, public speaking is right up there with dying on the list of things people hate or fear most. But at some point in your professional life, …

Love Coffee? Surprise! You Probably Aren't Drinking Enough, According to Science

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Coffee

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking

Most Memorable Blog Posts of the Year – 2017

What does your digital portfolio show? by George Couros (<i>The Principal of Change</i>)12 Things I STOPPED Doing Thanks to Breast Cancer by Kaye …

Thank You, Mr. Rogers.

<b>This blog post is dedicated to the loving memory and inspiring legacy of Mr. Fred Rogers. I also dedicate this to mothers and fathers everywhere who</b> …

Be Netflix, not Blockbuster

Education is ripe for disruptive change, leading to innovative practices that improve learning outcomes for our students. What might have…<br>We can …

The #1 key for being a good teacher

This post may be controversial to you. It may challenge your beliefs, ruffle your feathers, or it may cause some of you say, <i>"you're preachin' to the</i> …

Is Your School Extraordinary?

Think about the best dining experience you ever had. What made it exceptional? Was it the service, the atmosphere, or the cuisine? How was the …

remarkable

The Problem With "I Already Do That"

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post Eight Things Successful Educators Never Say. In the post, I explained how words reveal so much about our …

Teaching

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

11 Things to Be Instead of Comfortable

As I reflect on 2017, one of the things that's been on my mind this past year more than just about anything else is the importance of risk taking. I …

Motivation

How the Truly Successful Make Time for Constant Learning

If you read just 30 pages of a book every day, you'll finish a 300 page book in 10 days.<p><i>How do successful people find time to learn so much everyday? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer</b> …

War

5 Reflective Questions to Encourage a Growth Mindset

A teacher at one of our elementary schools shared this recently. She was talking about how she encourages her students to persist in the face of …

The Power of Keystone Habits

I'm currently reading <i>The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business</i> by Charles Duhigg. I couldn't put it down. These ideas are …

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

The Tesla Semi is now ready to (silently) conquer the freeway

When Tesla debuts a new vehicle, the whole world watches. It happened with the Model S, it happened with the Model 3, it happened with the Model X, …

8 Ways to Increase Your Intellectual Capacity

Time invested into your personal growth is an investment in your success.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become a standout success, invest in yourself. The deeper your investment, the more fit you become for sustaining your entrepreneurial journey. You can …

Self-improvement

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

Emotional Intelligence

Don't Let What's Urgent Keep You From What's Important

I bet you are a fantastic problem solver. Most educators have developed this ability because problems come at you all day long. And you make hundreds …

11 Things You Might Unintentionally Be Communicating to Your Students

Some things we communicate intentionally. And sometimes when we fail to communicate intentionally, we send a message that we didn't mean to send. …

17 Signs You're a Future Driven Educator

In writing my new book <i>Future Driven</i>, I shared many of the great things I see educators doing that are changing education for the better and helping …

Pedagogy

Are Innovative Teachers Happier?

I remember a post from George Couros about a teacher sharing how innovation had helped with improving classroom management. The educator reported …

Pedagogy

8 Actions You Can Take to Be Happier at Work Without Changing Jobs

Tidying up your perspective and habits goes a long way toward preventing the stresses that plague modern life.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless where you choose to work there will always be ups and downs. Sometimes the unfortunate happens, and that's …

UC Berkeley

This 150 Year-Old Letter Shows Exactly How Exceptional Bosses Make Their Employees Feel

Motivated? Sure. Inspired? Absolutely. But just as General Grant did for Sherman, there's another way every employee should feel.<p>In late 1864 Union General William T. Sherman marched into Atlanta, crippling the southern war economy. The practical effect was massive but so was the psychological …

greatleaders

9 Mistakes That Sabotage Your Classroom Management

If you've followed my blog, you might know I really like to refer to classroom management as classroom leadership. But that's not how we typically …

Teaching

10 Thoughts On Positive Attitude to Share With Your Team

A positive school is built on positive moments. It doesn't just happen by accident. Every interaction counts. It takes a concerted effort on the part …