To inspire today’s educators to ignite their passions by encouraging progressive thought processes and innovative approaches to student learning, leadership development, and parent involvement that create thriving, empowered, future-ready students.

This statement is me. It is everything that I believe in and am passionate about all rolled into one sentence. But it is a very powerful sentence. I wake up every day and this sentence rings in my ears. When I write on my blog and for the Huffington Post, this sentence beats in my heart. When I present at conferences, this sentence is shouted. We, as educators, need to be inspired and we need to passionate about what we do and why we do it. Regardless of politics, money, or policies, we got into this job because we love children and we want to see them succeed. Don’t ever lose sight of that.

This web site was designed to not only share my thoughts with you, but to also offer you free resources that I have found useful over the years. Feel free to use what you want and share everything.


“Rob Furman has his finger on the pulse of education’s future path. I’m inspired to explore new ideas for teaching every time I listen to him speak.” Beth O’Connell Conference Participant

“Rob Furman is an administrator that is fully committed to the professional growth of his faculty and of himself.  He sees teaching and learning as an evolving process that requires teachers and administrators to be on their “A games” at all times.  He is a great resource for both reading and technology professional development opportunities.  I never hesitate to call on him when I’m looking for ways to improve my practice.” Brittney Hambelton Teacher