Build On Your Own Superpower

Five years ago, I decided it was time to exit a work environment that had become obsessed with standardization, expecting similar and increasingly uniform results from a clientele that was wired to express themselves entirely in unique ways. Those two things, sameness and uniqueness, can’t be developed simultaneously. Friction results if you try. This conflict […]

Learning Never Ends

What you formally learned in school will never carry you through the demands of your career and personal life. That includes all your college degrees and professional certifications. Why is that? The answer is complicated. Do you have the ability to answer that yourself with what you learned maybe ten years ago? Twenty-five years ago? […]

Your Zone of Purpose

How well do you know you? I’m not referring to the awkward work you did while in middle and high school. I remember one of my students many years ago coming up to me in the first week of school and saying, “Mr. Prosser, I suck at math.” I said, “Hang in there, you are […]

A Diamond in the Rough

I began my teaching life working with native Spanish speaking students learning English as a second language. I had a wonderful experience in class one day when Jose came up to me to show me a paper folding project he had done at home. What he showed me not only brought sudden surprise to me, […]

Toward An Authentic Education

No quote has arrested my attention more in the past four years than this one from Parker J. Palmer. “Authentic teaching and learning requires a live encounter with the unexpected, an element of suspense and surprise, an evocation of that which we did not know until it happened.“ In the course of four decades as […]