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OCT
30
2018

THE JOURNEY, A “Person First, Student Second” High School Freshman Curriculum

By: Kathleen B. King, Akribos Guest Contributor   Unprompted notes given to me by a few high school freshmen:   “I barely have any friends. Everyone thinks I am weird and ugly.” – Rachel   “I have been having problems studying. I study really hard and the day
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OCT
16
2018

How to Increase Adult Engagement and Motivation

Do you look forward to going to work most days? Do you feel that your work matters? Are you part of the decision-making process in your school or district? Do you use your unique strengths and talents most days? If you answered, “Yes” to the above questions, it is highly likely
OCT
02
2018

When Trajectories of Change Cross

Trajectories are easy to draw, hard to accurately predict, and easy to miss. Think for a moment about how scientists at NASA might compute the trajectory of a rocket that must land on the asteroid Ceres in ten years. That calculation has to be precise, knowing where Ceres is
SEP
18
2018

Live Full and Finish!

Listen to the following audio clip of Dr. Kevin Elko entitled, Live Full and Finish 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
SEP
04
2018

This ONE act will POSITIVELY change the way you LEAD

Go ahead and put away any unfinished leadership book because I am going to tell you one way that you can positively affect your leadership capability. Let me illustrate with a story. A couple of weeks ago I received a text from Fred, my banker. I love living in a small town.  I
AUG
07
2018

Leading Change: What Will You STOP Doing in the Year Ahead?

By: Julie M. Wilson, Recognized Thought Leader and Akribos Guest Contributor   The summer professional development season is upon us and I have been enjoying working with several schools as they continue the work of translating their pedagogical and curricular vision into
JUL
10
2018

How to Run Creative Meetings

For some people, Creative Meetings are the best kind. There are no wrong answers in these contexts, since the objective is just to generate ideas. You don’t need to do the hard work of coming to a decision, rolling out key information in a memorable way, or motivating team
JUN
19
2018

Engaged Learning for All-That Means You, Too

By: Julie Wilson   Many schools and districts are working on strategic plans that include at their heart a vision of graduating students who are lifelong learners, with indispensable ‘must-have’ skills such as creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. Thanks to the
MAY
22
2018

The Innovative Programming Research Collaborative

The Akribos Group and The Office of Evaluation Research and School Improvement (OERSI) with The University of Alabama’s College of Education’s have formed a strategic partnership – The Innovative Programming Research Collaborative (IPRC) – to provide educational research support
APR
25
2018

The Seven Last Words of an Organization

By: Robin Huebner, Guest Contributor “We never did it that way before.” I am sure that we have all heard this response to new and innovative practices developed to meet the changing needs of our students and communities.  These seven words are a quick and often automatic response