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aha! Process consultant Jim Littlejohn published in AMLE Magazine

October 8, 2015 Published by

aha! Process consultant Jim Littlejohn’s article “‘What Was He Thinking?’ and Other Adolescent Male Mysteries” was a cover story in the September issue of the magazine of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). Earlier this year, Littlejohn edited the revised edition of Boys in Crisis: Why It Matters and...


Breaking the cycle of poverty: What can teachers do? (Part II)

October 2, 2015 Published by

Please click here to read the first entry of this two-part series. So if the first major issue in teaching students from poverty is lack of student motivation, what is the other major issue? Lack of Self-Discipline: Students who are disruptive . . . off-task . . . can’t follow...

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Build sustainable communities—now with step-by-step instructions

September 21, 2015 Published by

The headline of this article may sound facetious, but the new edition of Bridges to Sustainable Communities includes a step-by-step process communities can use to implement our sustainable strategies and practices. Chief among the updates to Phil DeVol’s Bridges to Sustainable Communities is the inclusion of “12 Thinking Tools for...


Back to School Nights – What can you do to make them more beneficial?

September 15, 2015 Published by

@rubyKpayne The ritual of back to school nights, when teachers meet the parents and parents meet the teachers, is always full of anticipation and tension – on both sides. Parents are sorting through the stories they have heard about the various teachers, and teachers are sorting through the same information about the...


Outreach, Prevention, and the “Urgent Chair”

September 9, 2015 Published by

How and why Oregon’s Advantage Dental uses Bridges Out of Poverty to build dental health equity @DreussiSmith_T Advantage Dental, headquartered in Redmond, Oregon, has developed innovative dentistry practices to build dental health equity throughout the state. Two of the models it used to define and design its practices are Bridges...


How Independent Publishers Craft and Refine Mission

August 21, 2015 Published by

Our friends at the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) were kind enough to include us in a great piece on how independent publishers craft and refine their missions. “The process of crafting and refining a mission begins with understanding what the term mission means within the context of your publishing venture.” Deb Vanasse continues, “Ruby...


Breaking the cycle of poverty: What can teachers do? (Part I)

August 13, 2015 Published by

Poverty exists in all countries around the world, but in the richest country on earth, why is there so little progress in breaking the cycle? Most people agree that education is the primary route out of poverty, but standardized test scores show too many students are failing in our schools....

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Do misunderstandings occur during meetings with parents?

July 29, 2015 Published by

@rubyKpayne Conversation: High School History Teacher: “I am calling about your son. He’s having difficulty in my class. He refuses to do his homework, doesn’t listen, and is generally non-cooperative.” Parent: “Oh yeah, you’re that teacher he doesn’t like.” And the parent hung up. So what happened here? Several things—wrong...


First we must sell our helicopters

June 8, 2015 Published by

Guest blogger, Gene Krebs, is a Senior Fellow at The Center for Community Solutions and a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Gene is currently working with The Center for Community Solutions on a series of video interviews of thought leaders and youthful entrepreneurs. Follow Gene on Twitter @GO_GeneK. Let me...