Friday, August 23, 2013

2013 School Visitation Schedule: (Additional Dates TBA)

Chicago/St. Paul Trip: Oct. 9th-19th                           

Polaris Academy: Chicago, IL
Badger Rock Middle School: Madison, WI
Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School, Birchwood, WI
Keynote Speaker: Paul Tough: St. Paul, MN

New York City Trip: Nov. 9th to Nov 17

KIPP Prep High School: Harlem, NY
KIPP Middle School: Bronx, NY
Riverdale Country School: Bronx, NY

San Diego Trip: Jan. 5th to Jan. 12th
High Tech Schools (Middle and High): San Diego, CA

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Necessary Learning Environment

August 16th, 2013

"Students will be more likely to persevere when the learning environment has a fair and respectful climate, conveys high expectations, emphasizes effort over ability, and provides necessary tangible resources--materials, human, and time."

Quote is taken from the U.S. Department of Education report titled, Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century (2013, p. vii).