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What Students Want: Expect Them to Succeed

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Our students want and need to know they matter. How do you communicate in both words and actions that you expect all students to succeed? That failure is never even a whisper in your mind or heart? And have you asked them lately, what advice they have for you and your colleagues?

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What Kind of School Have YOU Created?

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Let's start with a simple truth: Genuine learning is a beautiful process that leaves people mentally challenged and stretched and refreshed.  It's a time of exploration and discovery and excitement that is fundamentally about making connections between notions and new ideas and individuals who are passionate about studying the same content together.

Genuine learning is a joyful act worthy of celebration:

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What It Takes

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How do you think the following story ends?

A six-year-old child is sexually assaulted by her stepfather. Her mother is not literate, and her family lives in poverty. She suffers both physical and psychological problems from the abuse she endured. She experiences a psychotic episode in third grade and is sent to a facility an hour’s drive from her town.

Four years later, here is the same girl:

She is confident and happy. She is considering a career as a police officer, though her mom thinks she should become a nurse, and her teacher thinks she should be a doctor. She plans to go to college.

How did this child get from there to here? How did she write a new story for her life?

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Justin Minkel

March 21, 2015

What It Takes

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How do you think the following story ends?

A six-year-old child is sexually assaulted by her stepfather. Her mother is not literate, and her family lives in poverty. She suffers both physical and psychological problems from the abuse she endured. She experiences a psychotic episode in third grade and is sent to a facility an hour’s drive from her town.

Four years later, here is the same girl:

She is confident and happy. She is considering a career as a police officer, though her mom thinks she should become a nurse, and her teacher thinks she should be a doctor. She plans to go to college.

How did this child get from there to here? How did she write a new story for her life?

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Bill Ferriter

March 21, 2015

What Kind of School Have YOU Created?

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Let's start with a simple truth: Genuine learning is a beautiful process that leaves people mentally challenged and stretched and refreshed.  It's a time of exploration and discovery and excitement that is fundamentally about making connections between notions and new ideas and individuals who are passionate about studying the same content together.

Genuine learning is a joyful act worthy of celebration:

Continue Reading…

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