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What We’re Reading: Whole-Child Education

December 18, 2014 |

I recently read Awaken the Learner by Darrell Scott and Robert J. Marzano. When I first read the book’s title, I felt drawn to read more and bought the book. There is nothing more exciting to me than education thought leaders collaborating and sharing information about the importance of developing the whole child through education. read more

How to Lead Like a Giraffe

December 10, 2014 |

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For two hours, there was a look of serious contemplation on the face of my five-year-old son. The expression first appeared after we met a young blind woman and her seeing-eye dog at the store. We had exchanged personal introductions, and she explained the roles and relationship she and her dog shared. Since that encounter, read more

School Spotlight: Downey Elementary—A Place for Parents Too

November 19, 2014 |

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At Downey Elementary in Harrisburg, PA, students aren’t the only focus. Parents are too, and they know it. Principal Travis Peck said that since Downey Elementary began The Leader in Me process in 2013, the paradigm of leadership has spread through the school and the community and has positively impacted the parents. “We’re all about promoting the parents and read more