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Happy New Year! Resolving to be the Very Best We Can Be as We Ring in 2018

Ring in 2018! Hard to believe, but we are beginning yet another new year. And while there may be some question about the real astronomical significance of New Year’s Day, the New Year certainly can signal an opportunity for us to resolve to explore and grow as professionals in areas that have the greatest potential impact on those we serve. I am proud to work at a company committed to delivering the very best professional development designed to improve conditions for students by strengthening the capacity of the school leaders and teachers who support them. Catapult’s professional development team reaches more [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:35+00:00 January 4th, 2018|

Lifelong Learning and Innovation Skills

The partnership for 21st Century Learning, or “P21,” was founded in 2002, intending to bring together the business community, education leaders, and policy makers in order to, “position 21st century readiness at the center of US K-12 education and to kick-start a national conversation on the importance of 21st century skills for all students.” A key piece of work put forth by the partnership is The Framework for 21st Century Learning, a set of skills that all stakeholders agree are essential for success. For more than a decade, this framework has informed much of my thinking related to teaching [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:42+00:00 November 30th, 2016|

Word Up! Books That Will Accelerate Your Personal Summer Learning

Hard to believe, but yet another school year has come and gone and now it’s time to chart a course for maximizing your summer break. What a tremendous chance to decompress, devour a few good books, and engage in a little personal learning. If you’re like me, you may often wonder where to turn for something new, compelling, and relevant. A great book should challenge you to think, maybe shift your consciousness a bit, and ultimately, change your practice. That being said, let’s dive right in! Let’s begin with a couple of my favorite contemporary thinkers in the field [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:45+00:00 June 15th, 2016|

Is That Your Mindset Showing? Getting in the Right Frame of Mind to Tackle Achievement Gaps

Downey, et al. (2009) described the persistent and chronic nature of achievement gaps in our educational system as “the most complex and compelling educational dilemma facing schools in the 21st century.” Since the passage of NCLB in 2001—a law at its very essence designed to erase decades of inequality and futility born out in the quantitative and anecdotal data—very little, if any, progress has been made to eradicate the gaps between white, typically-abled students and their peers from historically underserved and underperforming groups: students of color, students learning English as a second language, students with disabilities, and students living [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:47+00:00 March 1st, 2016|