behavior

“5 Strategies to Engage & Inspire” Webinar: Follow-Up Q&A

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

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choice theory

Giving Kids What They Need

The holiday season is upon us and kids everywhere are telling parents what they want. For a moment, let’s focus on what your kids truly need to be happy. It won’t cost you a dime. It only requires time and effort to raise your kids to be happy, responsible, and productive. Continue reading

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choice theory

Motivation Comes From Within

Even when positive reinforcement appears to be effective, people are really motivated from the inside out. A classroom example illustrates that we are internally motivated. Continue reading

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brain

Testosterone, Aggression, and the Power to Change

A study of fathers offers compelling evidence that our actions have a profound and direct impact on our physiology. Continue reading

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choice theory

What We Can Learn From Finland

What can we learn from Finland about how to create a high-quality educational system that works for students, educators, and parents? Continue reading

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Activities

TXT Me L8r!

FYI my little 1s (3rd g8rs) just did a unit re: how 2 rite a ltr. Like, a ltr ltr. Old skool, LOL. U haf 2 start w the d8 @ the top. Nxt rite ur address. Not ur email… like @ ur house. Then ur BFF’s address 2.  U… Read More


Curriculum

You Majored in What?!

Graduation season is upon us, the time when we pause to celebrate the accomplishments of newly-minted degree-holders. Of course, in economic times such as these, there’s no guarantee that a new graduate, professionally green and facing unprecedented competition for jobs, will land solid employment just on the strength of a… Read More


Activities

Science Through Literature in Inner City Schools

It was very exciting – and a little intimidating – to be invited to spend a day at an inner-city high school in Los Angeles.  I have spent over a decade developing and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching core concepts in science and mathematics; throwing out the traditional text… Read More


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