It was January 1982 when I hit the lowest of low points as our school’s head basketball coach. My third season was in progress, and I was running on fumes. We had just lost a home game I’d believed we could win. Defeats had been coming often as we built the program. I was nearly […]
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.
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.
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. For eligible MI schools, we are an approved SIG provider.
“10/2,” or “Chunk and Chew” The 10/2 or “Chunk and Chew” strategy is highly effective in supporting students’ understanding of important concepts. The purpose of 10/2 is to ensure that students are not inundated with input from the teacher without being given appropriate time to process the information. Research (Costa, 1981 and Long, Swain & Cummins, […]
This really is one of the most exciting times of the school year! The buses are getting their tune-ups, the classroom carpets are fresh, and backpacks hang by back doors waiting for their debut. As you head back to the school this year, we want you to take a minute to celebrate all that is […]
Most, if not all, schools strive to function as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Educators are well aware of research clearly indicating that good things happen for kids (and adults) when teachers are part of a community that has shared values, beliefs, and norms; is focused on student learning; regularly collaborates, and reflects with one another; […]