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A Message For Charter School Teachers During National Charter Schools Week and Teacher Appreciation Week, 2016

In recognition of National Charter Schools Week and also Teacher Appreciation Week 2016, I want to take the opportunity to share my appreciation and gratitude for our incredible Performance Academies team of teaching professionals, and our 14 years of successful work together alongside our students and families. 986 more words


Wisdom Takes Humility

Benjamin Franklin was right. At the U.S. constitutional convention in 1787, he gave some advice to his colleagues:

Having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. 93 more words


Finally... launching my podcast...


I’m going to borrow from my inaugural podcast post for RupturED but I am excited about finally getting this podcast off the ground.  Follow me over at Tumblr and different podcast platforms (coming soon).  497 more words


Why Changing Mindsets in Kids Matters

” Create the best possible environment for your mindset to thrive and grow.  Everyone wants to be inspired, and if you have chosen education as your life’s work, you need to be that person.”

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Can Building Social Emotional Skills Increase Student Agency, and Decrease Behavior Issues?

A conversation with staff about “boots on the ground” in middle school when building social emotional skills and a growth mindset and questioning our results.  560 more words

Ignorance Cannot Be Bliss.

At the end of 2015, I read Amanda Ripley’s study of public education, “The Smartest Kids in the World.” One anecdote that has stuck with me was her interview with Finnish teachers. 375 more words