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elephant
The Elephant in the Mirror

Both observation and personal experience are powerful instructional tools, but the key is to be alert, have a teachable attitude, and open to the instruction. For me, some of the most powerful and memorable lessons have been born out of specific situations and personal relationships. Some of those situations and circumstances were characterized by success and celebration while others were delivered through the school of adversity in the university of hard knocks. The personal relationships that have had the greatest impact, both personally and professionally, are those that taught me to graciously treasure the moment or courageously weather the storm, depending on the circumstances that confronted me in this often-unpredictable journey called life.

Tue Feb 23 07:02 AM

The game knows
The Game Knows

Featured content from Dr. Kevin Elko

Tue Feb 09 08:56 AM

Helping Students
Helping Students, Schools and Families Catch-Up and Accelerate Learning in Summers and Afterschool (Part II)

To recover from all the learning losses and dislocations caused by Covid-19, we need to greatly expand the afterschool and summer programs that survived and restart and launch new quality summer opportunities in 2021 and 2022, and afterschool opportunities in the 2021-22 school year and beyond. To make this almost quantum leap forward in summer and afterschool expansion, key state and local leaders should analyze how to create incentives, strengthen family-school community partnerships, increase funding, and reduce barriers for these crucial opportunities. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act that was signed into law on December 27, 2020, includes several funding opportunities that can significantly support afterschool and summer learning programs in 2021 and 2022.

Tue Jan 26 08:25 AM

Accelerate Learning
Helping Students and Families Catch-Up and Accelerate Learning

By: Terry K. Peterson, Ph.D. and Felicia Simpson, Ed.S. Research supports the growing potential of summer and afterschool opportunities and Partnerships to facilitate academic recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic. Learning losses, health issues, parents losing their jobs, lack of socialization, lack of childcare, and food insecurity are impacting every community, school, and state during these unprecedented challenges. A growing body of research and best practices show how quality afterschool and summer opportunities can help address some of the negative impacts of Covid-19.

Tue Jan 05 09:39 AM

Covid-19
Afterschool Programs Impact Covid-19 Response and Recovery

By Terry Peterson, Editor, Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success and Felicia Simpson, experienced Alabama education leader, including now with the Alabama Afterschool and Community Education Network

Tue Nov 10 08:10 AM

Clear Sailing
Clear Sailing Ahead

Insight from Dr. Faron L. Hollinger, Akribos Founder and CEO

Tue Oct 06 07:27 AM

Coronavirus
Coronavirus, Children, Parents and Schools: What Parents Can Do?

by Franklin P. Schargel, Akribos Professional Associate

Wed Aug 26 12:10 PM

Ask
What Does Life Ask?

Insight from Dr. Kevin Elko

Tue Aug 11 01:43 PM

Uncharted Waters
Uncharted Waters

At the beginning of this 2020-2021 academic year, educators across the nation find themselves in unprecedented circumstances.

Mon Aug 10 08:24 PM

Crisis and Future
Using a Crisis to Win the Future

By Grant Lichtman, Guest Contributor

Tue Jun 30 06:51 AM

The Decisive Leader
The Decisive Leader

Decisions, both personal and professional, are a part of life and we will either reap the benefits of those that are correct or feel the pain of those that are not. Those decisions can range from the routine and mundane to the critically important and unfortunately in our human nature we are subject to human error.

Tue Jun 16 07:26 AM

Pandemic
How to Organize, Survive, and Thrive During Your School Re-Opening: The Pandemic Power of Three

by Dr. Howie Knoff, Akribos Professional Associate

Tue Jun 02 08:28 AM

The New Normal
Don't Waste Finding a New Normal

Insight from Guest Contributor, Grant Lichtman

Mon May 04 08:21 PM

Teamwork
Organizational Teamwork

An effective leader will always evaluate individual talent in the context of overall team chemistry.

Tue Mar 03 07:56 AM

Invest the Time
Invest the Time

The vital relationship between effective planning and successful outcomes in education, business, politics, and all other professions is undeniable.

Tue Feb 11 09:56 AM

Look Ahead!
Look Ahead!

For those of us who have had the privilege to serve, we know that leadership is far more than a designated position or title. We clearly recognize that effective leadership also entails its own unique set of challenges, some universal and others unique to specific roles, responsibilities, and work environments.

Tue Jan 14 07:51 AM

Strategic Planning
Vision, Mission, and Strategic Planning to Make Decisions and Inform Actions

At its most basic, strategic planning generally includes identification of beliefs, mission, and vision of the organization; a review of the current and past strengths and weaknesses; organized goal setting; and action planning for the future.

Fri Jul 26 11:43 AM