The Power of Paradigms—Believe Students Can, and They Will!

The Power of Paradigms—Believe Students Can, and They Will!

February 18, 2015 |

Have you ever had a child come into your class with a “reputation that precedes him or her”? You’ve heard about his or her behavior from other teachers, and you’ve formed an idea of what teaching this student will be like. Does this preconceived idea influence the way you treat this student? Or perhaps because read more

Using Quality Tools to Teach Student Leadership

January 26, 2015 |

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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

Leadership in Four Languages

February 11, 2015 |

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When you walk through the halls of Riverview Elementary in Lakeside, California, you’ll hear students and teachers speaking in Mandarin, Spanish, and English. Riverview has a language-immersion program where students are not only learning three languages, but they are learning in three languages. Principal Olympia Kyriakidis said they also teach a fourth language—the language of read more