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Using Quality Tools to Teach Student Leadership

January 26, 2015 |

If you’re looking for ideas to increase student engagement and learning, you’re not alone. As educators, we are constantly adapting to the learning styles of our students and figuring out how to teach content in ways that help students internalize what they learn. In Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Harvard education professor read more

Reflection: An Essential Habit for Professional Growth

January 15, 2015 |


Many believe the art of reflection is the only true path to growth, personally or professionally. Donald Schön suggested that the capacity to reflect on action so as to engage in a process of continuous learning was one of the defining characteristics of an effective professional (1983). In order for us to engage in this read more

School Spotlight: Downey Elementary—A Place for Parents Too

November 19, 2014 |

Downey Elementary

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