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How to Bridge the “Achievement Gap”for Kids in Poverty

Kandice Sumner examines the achievement gap and how it continues to negatively impact students in poverty.

November 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Defying the Average:”Influencing Student Potential”

I love using principalaim to highlight an educational perspective that I share or that I am wrestling with. Today’s “Read This Now!” features an insightful post which essentially questions how … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

More Proof Grit Matters for the Next Generation of Children

More Proof Grit Matters During a forum on early childhood education in July, I heard a snippet of a TED Talk that started me thinking. The TED Talk was by … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

Getting Back to Dewey

Grant Lichtman’s Denver TED Talk gives practical reasons why many schools continue to miss the bar when it comes to truly educating students for what Grant calls “timeless life skills.” … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Read This Now: E.I. and a Loyal, Motivated Staff

“Emotional Intelligence and a Loyal, Motivated Staff” I like to use principalaim to highlight an educational perspective that I share or that I am wrestling with. Today’s “Read This Now” features an article … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Storytelling, History, and Technology

Local Projects, a New York media design firm builds media installations for museums. Why is this cool and relevant to teachers? I am sharing Jake Barton’s TEDTalk with you because … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Difference: The New Normal

In preparing for a brand new school year, I find it helps me to have a theme for the year. This guiding principle helps to give me focus essentially serving … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Preschool Education Is So Essential To Our Future

“Investing now will pay off for children and for the economy in the future.” Timothy Bartik Today’s Read This Now features a TED Talk from author and economist Timothy Bartik. … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Connections Make Learning Stick”

I’d like to share another wonderful voice from the TED Talks Education series, Rita F. Pierson. Pierson, a forty-year veteran educator, was always an advocate for children and in this … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Build Grit in Kids?

What’s the best predictor of success in a child’s life? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth.  “Gritty kids, according to Dr. Duckworth, possess the passion and perseverance it takes … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 3 Comments