Changing the Conversation

We want to see news stories about what is wrong in our schools change to news stories about all that is right in our schools.

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  • Teachers Transforming Students’ Lives

    Sustainable, deep school improvement and change must take place from the inside out. The topics of conversations teachers and school leaders have and the way in which they converse in school deeply impacts student success. Adults, in every school, control all the variables necessary to ensure success for all students.

  • Student-Centered Leadership

    All decisions, big or small, must be made placing the needs of students first. There is not a curriculum, a program, or a strategy that can substitute for effective teaching.

  • School-Specific Program Design

    “When they start by listening, it literally opens the door and you want to share.” — Emilio Rodriquez, English teacher Transforming education cannot be achieved with a one-size-fits-all approach. We work with schools and teachers to create a customized program that fits their unique challenges and opportunities and goals — instead of entering the school […]

Our Team

Meet our amazing team — dedicated to student success.

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Ways to Build Trust

“According to Gallup, the factors of engagement, relationships, collaboration, hope, and trust are essential for learning and high performance. This is true not only for students, but also for teachers,” writes Hayes Mizell, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Learning Forward, in a short blogpost. Mr. Mizell continues by identifying three ways to build trust for professional […]

Teenage Brains in the Best and Worst of Times

An estimated 50% of Michigan children under six years old now live in low-income households, according to Columbia University’s National Center for Children in Poverty.1 The children, young adolescents, and teens filling our classrooms are frequently victims of abuse, neglect, hunger, homelessness, and unsafe environments. These are tough times to be an educator! The statistics […]