Posts by Randi Steele:

Summer School: Building in Resources With Amazing Results

August 23, 2012 Published by

Randi Carbajal Steele Summer school for middle grades had been frustrating and unfruitful. Students viewed the session as punishment for failure and teachers dreaded facing a roomful of resentful pupils. We decided on a new approach and revised the format to focus on building the resources described by Ruby Payne.…

Summer School Can Pump Up Resources

July 26, 2012 Published by

Randi Carbajal Steele, Clovis Unified School District Summer school for seventh and eighth grade wasn’t working. Students viewed it as a punishment for failure and considered their teachers summer wardens. Teachers were frustrated trying to cover in a few weeks what students hadn’t learned in a full year. We knew…