July 31, 2020

Worrying about when things might go south (or dramatically wrong) is probably not the best way to live...

July 18, 2020

Recently (as in yesterday) my wife was walking through our family room and paused as she passed the co...

May 20, 2020

Our school is wrestling with some difficult things right now. Difficult in an emotional sense. We’re n...

May 8, 2020

Distance learning is no joke. I’m not sure about you, but there are days I crawl across the finish lin...

April 29, 2020

Like many educators, I spend my days teetering between survival mode and trying to successfully naviga...

April 24, 2020

I’ve noticed an assumption rearing its head as schools across the country have moved to a distance-lea...

April 10, 2020

If you’re anything like me, the frenetic speed of communication in times of crisis can feel mind-numbi...

March 25, 2020

Many of us have been preparing for a profound shift in how students experience “school” for many years...

March 18, 2020

Managing change during the COVID-19 pandemic is like trying to drink water out of 15 different firehos...

March 11, 2020

There aren’t too many things that stop me in my tracks. 

An incredible song,

Pinkish-orange sunrises,


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Dr. Brad Gustafson is an elementary principal, author, and speaker. He believes schools can be spaces where creativity and innovation thrive, but only when we prioritize relationships and a relevant, connected pedagogy. 


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