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I'm A.J. Juliani. As a father of four crazy kids, author, and a public school teacher (turned Director of Innovation) I'm sharing strategies, resources, interviews, rants, and practical ways to innovate right now. We look at all the innovative solutions you wish they taught you in grad school, and how to bring back creativity into our schools today (oh, and we definitely have fun while doing it!).

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Sep 14, 2017

I had the chance a while back to interview Bo Adams from Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. 

Bo is the Chief Learning and Innovation Officer at MVPS and Executive Director of MVIFI. He has a wonderful story to tell about Mount Vernon and his own personal journey into this current role and work.

Listen to hear how MVPS...

Sep 9, 2017

 I received a number of emails and questions about what types of “innovative work” I’ve seen in my role as a teacher, administrator, and speaker around the country. To be honest, there has been so much great work I’ve witnessed in my own district and traveling that it is hard to share it all. I’ve widdled it...

Sep 9, 2017

Usually, when I write a blog post it is because I want to dig deeper into a topic and explore its merit. The post then becomes my way of explaining to myself, and to anyone who reads it, the underlying ideas and what my thoughts, experiences, and takeaways are on the topic.

This post is different. Today I want to talk...

Sep 8, 2017

DT Phase



Look and Learn

Visit #1: The Science Behind our Brains and What People Care About.

Team-Building Activity: Escape the Room

Objective: Identifying problems and who those problems impact.


Visit #2: Effective research and study design

How to Make Toast

Sep 1, 2017

I was talking with a teacher in my school district yesterday who said, “I just don’t know if we should try this again in class. It seems like lots of people online have already done it, and I read a few blog posts that really criticized it.”

I asked her, “Well, how did it work for you and your students the first...