A Fashion Show Debut/The Gun That Was Pulled

Look at this photo of my daughter, Maya, almost 10 years old—beautiful, powerful, self-composed and a young master of the model’s walk. Today was the day, the day of her fashion show debut. She had… Read More
 

The Good Student Bias

Pose this simple question to a teacher: “Were you a good student when you were in school?” Time and again as I have asked this in educational workshops, roughly 90% of the teachers and administrators… Read More
 

The Ultimate Privilege: Being Good

I was born with majority-status in every way. And with this comes privilege. Now I didn’t choose this privilege — the privilege chose me. Whether or not I like this privilege, it comes at me everyday because… Read More
 

Why has technology not yet disrupted primary & secondary education?

Abstract: Despite the proliferation of computers and tech-based teaching tools in primary and secondary schools, education systems have not experienced the expected productivity gains in student progress and quality of learning that should be expected… Read More
 

Why has technology not yet disrupted primary & secondary education?

Why has technology not yet disrupted primary & secondary education? Submitted for Oxford Map the system 26 March 2018 Abstract Despite the proliferation of computers and tech-based teaching tools in primary and secondary schools, education… Read More
 

The Contrast of Color

I descend from hard-scrabble pioneers and ranchers, immigrants from Northern Europe who left family and home to scratch out prosperity in the American West. Growing up with this narrative, I learned from an early age… Read More
 

As A Principal, Birthdays Were the Worst Days…

Birthdays Were the Worst Days…. As principal, a student taught me the valuable lesson that I must be tuned in to their experiences to help me grow first as a person, and second as a… Read More
 

Diversity: The Counterforce to Mono-culturalism

Our differences now shout at us daily. Society has diversified at a pace and reality never before experienced. Whether in politics, culture, economics, or ethnography, we are becoming ever more different. Coming from a place… Read More
 

Authentic Diversity: Oxford Week 1

“Watch for the Oxford Golden Moments,” we were advised by the dean of Oxford’s Said Business School, Peter Tufano. “They exist,” he reiterated, and arrive at particularly special moments when one realizes they are part… Read More
 

Off to Oxford

Let me state firmly, I flatly disagree with the fear of middle age. My assessment of these mid-life years? The best yet. This time is messy and complex; overran with obligation; all consuming at home… Read More

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