Image of a variety of animals lined up in front of a teacher, next to a tree. Teacher says, "For a fair selection everybody has to take the same exam: please climb that tree." The quote underneath reads, "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

Language and Disability

Language Matters As society, we continually evolve when it comes to language. In recent history, we have become much more reflective, especially when it comes to language that holds meaning for particular groups of people. We’ve stopped saying, “That’s so gay!”. At the time when the phrasing was popular, if Read more…

Making Learning Optional Makes Learning Better (Google Innovation Academy – Part 3)

There’s something that Erica Fox, Google’s Director of People Development, said to us that keeps coming back to me. When talking about growing Googlers (aka professional development), she said, “At Google, nothing is mandatory.” Wait, what?! Training sessions, even their awesome “noogler” on-boarding process – optional. They will nudge and prompt Read more…