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New Book by Paul Tough

An Interview with Paul Tough: The Hidden Power of OUR Character

Anne Ostholthoff - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 12:24pm

I was recently invited by Paul Tough’s publisher (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) to interview  him  about his new book “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character”.  In our hour on the phone,...

A tender memory of feet in the sand with my son!

Remember the Simple, Good Things

Anne Ostholthoff - Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:03am

So, I’m starting a business and launching a TV show and it is such intense work -- of course it is also very fulfilling as I’m working in service to teachers! But WOW – my goodness, the intensity! It reminded me today...

Anne Interviewing Educators as they Arrive!

The Inaugural Bammy Awards – We were there!

Anne Ostholthoff - Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:54am

The Bammy Awards were held in Washington DC on September 15, 2012. We filmed the entire event for you to see. Never before have I seen educators celebrated with such joy to this high level of excellence! Everyone...

Sam Chaltain

Teachers - Sharing What You Do Can Attract Professional Respect!

Anne Ostholthoff - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 5:40am

These two articles do a great job amplifying how critical it is for teachers to share the mystery and mastery of the teaching profession with more people! 1.) Laurie Calvert says that teachers need to "drive their own...

A Technology Guru Encourages Asking Students to Lead!

Anne Ostholthoff - Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 5:13am

Recently on the show we produced with Georgia Governor Deal, I introduced one of our Thought Leaders in Residence here at The Ignite Show: Vicki Davis. I shared the clip below with Gov. Deal that you really must see. In...

Vicki Davis at her family farm in Camilla, GA

Welcome Vicki Davis “Cool Cat Teacher” – Joining The Ignite Show as a Thought Leader in Residence!

Anne Ostholthoff - Monday, August 6, 2012 - 3:44am

I am thrilled to introduce our second thought leader in residence here at The Ignite Show – Vicki Davis! I met Vicki through an introduction by a social media manager, and then spent a day with her at The Independent...

The U.S. Department of Education RESPECT PROJECT

Teachers Opinions ARE Impacting Leaders Opinions and Positive Action!

Anne Ostholthoff - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 1:02pm

Since following the RESPECT project, I’ve had my doubts as to what would really happen as a result of the hard work of these 16 Educators – but am thrilled with the action the US Department of Education is taking! You’...

The International Center for Leadership in Education : MODEL SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

A Conference of Rigor and Relevance that Inspires Strong Relationships

Anne Ostholthoff - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 6:49am

How refreshing to have leaders in education point to building strong relationships between student and teacher as a priority in helping to turn our schools around! Of course, here at this conference we are exposed to...

Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer

Students CAN lead the way!

Anne Ostholthoff - Monday, June 18, 2012 - 4:36am

This young man is an inspiration clearly to many of us! Over 930,000 have viewed this video on TED as Thomas shares with us his journey finding a way to learn how to do something new in his world -- with the help of his...

Jonah Lehrer has written two books about the brain: How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist

Taking A Nap Actually Increases Your Creativity - So Go For It!

Anne Ostholthoff - Friday, June 8, 2012 - 5:33am

New York Times best-selling Jonah Lehrer is laid back and easy going when you meet him – but very early in your time with him one realizes, oh my goodness this guy is incredibly smart! Of course he is -- he’s a young...


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