5 Surprising Books All Educators Should Read

The following is a list of books that have fundamentally changes the way I view education. They are not titles that will come up in a typical search of “books on education,” some… Continue reading

9 Reasons Great Teachers Make Great Leaders

In many companies, people are promoted into leadership positions because they were top-notch performers in their previous role. Being an individual performer, however, is very different from being a leader and requires a… Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity

Some people are naturals at personal productivity, others have to learn it. I’m definitely the latter. My first year teaching, I was so awful at managing my time that I would go days… Continue reading

My Personal Mission Statement

Dear Readers, I read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People┬áthe summer before my first year and second year teaching. Central to this book’s argument is that as people, we should lead principle… Continue reading

Where to Work in Education

There are many jobs to choose from within education, and a deep need for excellent people in all types of roles and at all types of organizations. I work in education entrepreneurship because… Continue reading

An Entrepreneurship Update

Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 Startups, says that the perfect formula for a startup is hacker + hustler + designer. I’ve been trying to figure out which one I want to be… Continue reading

So how do I be an entrepreneur and, you know, eat?

If you want to know the answer to this as well, forward to all you entrepreneur friends. I’ll publish results when we have 50 responses. 100 responses is even better. For more resources… Continue reading

On My Road to Being a Serial Entrepreneur

I have decided that I am going to be a serial entrepreneur. I’ve certainly dabbled in it, having founded the KIPP Houston Summer Internship Program (now KIPP Houston Urban Education Experience) and having… Continue reading

3 Education Blogs You’ll Want to Read

1. Teach for Us is a site where Teach for America teachers and alum post their thoughts on education. It has a fun mix of posts from current Teach for America teachers who… Continue reading

The Ultimate iPhone App for Teachers: Dash4Teachers Makes Contacting Parents Easy and Enjoyable

Teachers, listen up. If you could download only one iPhone app, ever again, make it this one. Dash4Teachers is available in the App Store for $4.99. It is literally the most indispensable iPhone… Continue reading