I’m always engaged by Malcolm Gladwell’s essays in The New Yorker, and his most recent one — “How David Beat Goliath: When Underdogs Break The Rules” — is no exception.

I think it contains useful insights for us to communicate to our students, and for those of us who are attempting institutional change within schools.

I don’t have time right now to share additional reflections since I’m taking 100 students on our annual insane one-day field trip to Yosemite National Park, but I’d certainly be interested in hearing yours in the comment section.