Teacher Appreciation Week brings small snippets of praise that go unspoken throughout the year. Across the country, PTOs are serving lunch, kindergarteners are bringing freshly picked tulips, and donuts come to school by the dozens to thank teachers for their dedication to children. For a moment, educators set aside the stress of the workday to […]
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.
“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 […]
“Experiential learning takes place when a person involved in an activity looks back and evaluates it, determines what was useful or important to remember, and uses this information to perform another activity.” John Dewey* Reflection is a critical component to learning and growing. As teachers, we want our students to actively engage in the educational […]
With April designated as Mathematics Awareness Month, it is a great time to reflect on what school systems and non-math teachers can do to support mathematics learning beyond the math department. Consider incorporating the following suggestions in your school to build a culture that embraces mathematics: 1. Incorporate the use of the Eight Mathematical Practices […]