Elmo, We Need to Talk

So I’m watching Sesame Street with my 1-year-old daughter bouncing on my lap, singing along with those silly Muppets. A new song starts featuring Ed Sheeran, and suddenly I’m no longer singing. I can’t. I can only observe as my professional endeavors are rendered impotent in just under three minutes. My eyes widen and all…

Why public education needs an innovation mindset

This post originally ran on Education Week’s Learning Deeply blog. “Speed will triumph.” In forecasting the future of business over the next 20 years, Fast Company editor Robert Safian harkened back to 1995 to describe how Netscape – the original “fast company” – indelibly rewrote the rules by which software companies do business. By quickly…