Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

If I had a nickel for every time a teacher would say to me while looking at low level intervention materials, “Oh dear, my kids can’t do that”, I would be able to buy Ford Motor Corporation. To bring the whole idea around, it was Henry Ford who said “Whether you think you can or […]

Are you students THRIVING or surviving? Three suggestions to help them Thrive this year…

  The furthest distance in your school… it’s NOT what you think. Many students I encounter would more than happily be sent to the principal’s or dean’s office to be called out on a presenting behavior. But quite often, the behavior being presented at school is NOT the real issue. A recent study at John […]

Sustainability… 3 tips that may be a good idea in the event of…

As you may recall, in 2011 we had a turn of events that caught us fully off guard. Districts had to conduct drastic cuts in staff and expenses. Programs suffered and the long term effect on the psyche in education is felt to this day. Here are a few tips for sustainability: 1. Put some […]

Don’t quit on me yet…

Don’t quit on me yet…

As the end of the school year arrives, I am taking the moment to reflect back on the many changes that took place. Resilience is not my forté but it is something of which I am aware. As I visit the schools, they are morphing from the Axe wearing, gum chewing, text messaging capitals of […]

“They” will help you with the Common Core

“They” will help you with the Common Core

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Blog, CCSS, Schools, Tips | 2 Comments

  Traveling around the U.S. conducting trainings, as of late, I have noticed that there are a lot of people who are quite concerned about what they have to do to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the assessments that are to come with them; this appears to be pandemic in 46 of […]

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