I Grow Expertise in only Three Domains

Education Policy, Politics, Pedagogy, Entrepreneurship… You name it, I know it. Scalable Solutions More precisely, scalable solutions to systemic problems. Human Behavior Why people do what they do. As individuals, in families, as part of groups, in hierarchies, in society… at all levels. If you want to specialize, choose no more than three domains and say…

Validation for a Life Lived on Principle

“There are many ways to live your life. That’s maybe the most important thing to realize about your life, that every aspect of your life is a choice. But there are default choices. You can choose to sleepwalk through your life and accept the path that’s been laid out for you, you can choose to…

My Personal Mission Statement (v. 3)

My yearly ritual now is to post a revision of my personal mission statement. Each year I’m astounded by how much I’ve grown, and how much I have yet to grow. Last year, I said that the greatest developments in my life have been: a fulfillment of my ambition to become an entrepreneur a deeper…

My Quarter in Review: Fall 2015

I’m building the habit of reviewing my priorities, goals, roles, and performance once a month. To keep myself accountable, and to build in the open, I’ve decided to publish these monthly reviews.

5 Things First-Year Teachers Should Do Immediately

In my first year as a teacher, I was given full responsibility for ensuring that my students received an excellent science education that would set them up for future success. My in-classroom responsibilities were not that different from the in-classroom responsibilities of my colleagues who have taught for over ten years. Furthermore, unlike my friends…