A New Zealand school continues to make significant progress (socially, behaviorally, and academically) after adopting the principles and practices of choice theory. This is an inspiring story of moving from chaos to quality. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2012
While we throw money at “educational reform,” we continue to cling to unhelpful beliefs about school and learning. To effect meaningful change, we need to abandon tired practices and beliefs and adopt an entirely different model. Continue reading
Our brain is wired to alert us when things aren’t going the way we’d like. While this helps us survive, we need to do more to maximize our success and joy. Continue reading
Do students with career goals do better in school? Do we work only for pay? Bob Sullo addresses questions and comments made after his webinar “5 Strategies to Engage & Inspire Kids to Work Harder in School.” Continue reading
Telling students, “Be respectful!” or “Be responsible!” and expecting them to immediately comply is as ludicrous as telling them, “Be literate!” and expecting them to instantly read. Similarly, principles such as respect, responsibility, self-control, and empathy need to be taught directly and systematically. Continue reading
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