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A few weeks ago, I had the honor of presenting at the 5th National White House Convening at American University in Washington, D.C. In two whirlwind days, my colleagues and I heard from experts like Secretary of Education John Ki...ng, Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff Tina Tchen, Bill Mendoza, Executive Director of the White House ... More
"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." This quote from Invictus by William Ernest Henley covers the walls, papers, and virtual classrooms of the Swartz Creek Academy, a non-traditional education platform where students come t...o personify the phrase. "It is our ethos, if you will," says October 2016 Resilience in Action ... More
While you may be dreading the return of school this fall, chances are your students haven't even thought about it. This makes for a great opportunity for you! Are you ready to get them - and yourself - excited about the upcoming school year? These 3 ...creative tips will help you raise the energy level in your future students from the comfort of ... More
An important theme in RTI and social-emotional learning programs like WhyTry is the idea of providing students with clear examples of how to succeed. Students who fall into the Tier 2 and 3 categories often do not have a support system that encourage...s them to better themselves, and we must help them achieve the growth-mindset that will lead to over... More
If you are implementing the WhyTry program, you may be wondering if you can or should involve parents in the resilience education of their children. While this takes considerable deliberation and observance on your part, there are some effective..., positive ways to encourage parents to participate in the education of their child as they move thr... More
It was nearly 20 years ago that Colorado Native Callan Clark became a school psychologist and began to fall in love with the idea of social-emotional education – focusing on the whole child and working to meet the needs of every student – not just those who were struggling on the surface. It’s this same attentiveness to student success that has led...