He Owned It

Brad Gustafson is someone who celebrates his students and staff like few others. Check his Twitter feed on any given day and you will see what I mean. And that is why Brad’s admission was so powerful. During our interview, I even gave him an opportunity to back out. But Brad is not that kind…

Maybe We Should Make Him A Gift

Some children simply don’t know how to play. Let me be more specific. There are some children that we know have a very difficult time playing properly and safely with their peers. I know who they are and oftentimes when I am called to the playground I know it is them that I am coming…

Sometimes Growth Is Ugly, Embarrassing, and Hurtful

  In this episode I speak with Don Wettrick, an Innovation Coordinator at Noblesville High School. He is the author of Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level. The recording of this episode was unlike any before. Read Errol St. Clair Smith’s piece I’m Offended to find…

Knocking Down Blocks

Anyone that follows my blog knows that I am fascinated with the way in which my children interact with and interpret the world. I truly believe that they have much more to teach me than I have to teach them. The difficulty lies in the fact that the lessons they have to teach me are…

He’ll Always Be There

This is one of those things that I learned through failure. Several years ago, I went through a very dark period in my life. A period during which I was under a lot of stress. Some of it was self-induced and some of it was caused by outside forces. I lost twenty pounds. I began…

I Had to Face the Good, the Bad & the Ugly About My Work

In this episode of My Bad I had the opportunity to speak with author Jessica Lahey. I talk about my fear of dancing and Jessica shares what it felt like when her editor rejected the first draft of her New York Times Best Seller, The Gift of Failure.   Click to hear this episode

Maybe We Should Make Him A Gift

Some children simply don’t know how to play. Let me be more specific. There are some children that we know have a very difficult time playing properly and safely with their peers. I know who they are and oftentimes when I am called to the playground I know it is them that I am coming…