Inspiring 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 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 is the beat of my heart. When I present at conferences, this sentence is shouted! Much more than just a sentence, it is my mission, my goal, and my reason. We, as educators, need to be inspired and 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. My goal is to remind educators of the why, while providing some insight into the what and why.

Feel free to look around while you are here- I offer lots of insight into different topics in my blog posts, and even have some free resources for your to use and share that I have found useful over the  years. Have a question or idea? Shoot me an email- I love answering questions and getting new ideas for my blog posts!


“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