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OCT
16
2017

When Character Education Programs Do Not Work: Creating “Awareness” Does NOT CHANGE “Behavior”

TEACHING Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Skills Requires Behavioral Instruction The marketing of “Character Education” curricula, programs, and materials is a big business in this country—netting millions of dollars per year. Moreover, one of the largest purchasers are our
OCT
03
2017

Inspiration from Dr. Kevin Elko, Akribos Guest Contributor

Listen to Dr. Kevin Elko speaking on Doing Simple Better in the following audio clip by clicking on the image below.     Dr. Kevin Elko has served as a performance consultant for The Pittsburgh Steelers, The Dallas Cowboys, The Philadelphia Eagles, The Miami Dolphins,
SEP
19
2017

A Night of Inquiry, Innovation, and Impact

Follow Grant on twitter @GrantLichtman Grant Lichtman is an internationally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education.  Based on two decades of work as a senior administrator, teacher, and trustee in K-12 education, he speaks, writes, and works with
AUG
21
2017

How To Deal With Unreceptive Parents

By: Franklin Schargel, Akribos Professional Associate   How should an educator deal with parents whose children misbehave or disrupt a class? Some parents of at-risk children do not know how to cope with their child’s behavior.  They may become hostile and/or aggressive
AUG
21
2017

Increasing School Attendance

By:  Franklin Schargel, Akribos Professional Associate   Students who are not in school frequently do not learn. Did you know that missing just two days a month is equal to missing 10 percent of the school year and could lead to a student’s falling behind? In most states, that is
JUN
27
2017

Re-Building the K-12 Operating System

The education-industrial community directs billions of dollars and an endless flood of intellectual capital building, updating, and reforming the “hardware” and “software” of K-12 education. The problem is that we have virtually ignored the K-12 education “operating system” which
JUN
13
2017

Teams and Their Value In Education

Team building is an essential component in industry and in education. Teams offer a systematic structure to address prevent and solve many of the problems we face in education today that are too difficult for one person or one group to solve. In addition, effective teams: Allow
MAY
30
2017

School Improvement Succeeds only with Shared Leadership: A Field-Tested Blueprint

Matching the Essential Components of School Improvement with a School-level Committee Structure that Facilitates Shared Leadership and Staff/Student Success All schools need to improve. . . to look at their current status and outcomes, and move to the next level of excellence. 
MAY
15
2017

The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

It is an accepted principle of organizational change: Change is hard. We are told that the process of change includes stages of recognition, denial, grief, and eventual progress, much like the steps we undergo to overcome loss or addiction. I disagree. One of the central findings
MAY
15
2017

Introducing Grant Lichtman, Recognized Thought-Leader and Guest Contributor:

Grant Lichtman is an internationally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education.  He speaks, writes, and works with fellow educators to build capacity and comfort with innovation in response to a rapidly changing world. He works with school and community