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How Can We Build Resilient Teachers?

How Can We Build Resilient Teachers?

Dr. Rod Berger reconnects with educator and school psychologist Allen Mendler, author of When Teaching Gets Tough and Discipline With Dignity. Dr. Mendler talked about his most recent ASCD publication, The Resilient Teacher, and how we can help support both current and aspiring teachers in the U.S. Dr. Allen Mendler is an educational consultant with(…)

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Shattering Antiquated Math Models-Changing Lives

Shattering Antiquated Math Models-Changing Lives

Dr. Matthew Peterson, Co-Founder, of the MIND Research Institute spent time with the Core to discuss how we can re-purpose math education into an interactive experience for children. Dr. Peterson and MIND’s research has uncovered a terrible truth that 70% of U.S. students fail math by middle school. MIND’s work removes language barriers and elevates(…)

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How Can We Better Engage Students?

How Can We Better Engage Students?

ASCD authors Michael Opitz and Michael Ford joined the Core to talk about their latest book. Optiz and Ford talk about methods to re-establish joy in the classroom. We talk about the myths of joy in education and the role affective dimensions play in our overall experience and effectiveness in the classroom.   MICHAEL F.(…)

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How Can Schools Attack Student Obesity Epidemic?

How Can Schools Attack Student Obesity Epidemic?

Schools around this country and the world are looking for ways to support physical fitness while maintaining the tenets of an academically rigorous curriculum. We sat down with Michael Rhattigan, the CEO of Adventure to Fitness, to discuss how schools can better support healthy living habits of their students. Adventure to Fitness is currently working(…)

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ConnectEDU’s Evan Nisonson Talks Transition From School to Career

ConnectEDU’s Evan Nisonson Talks Transition From School to Career

We are starting to see encouraging signs of connection between K-12, Higher Education and corporate America as students are looking for employment options as young adults. ConnectEDU’s CEO Evan Nisonson joined the Core to talk about these ongoing efforts, the role technology plays in assessing the students of today and how we can improve our(…)

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District Leadership’s Approach To EdTech Decisions

District Leadership’s Approach To EdTech Decisions

Ann McMullan, former Executive Director Educational Technology For Klein ISD in Houston Texas, joined the Core to discuss leading edtech topics and shared lessons learned from her work leading district technology efforts. McMullan now directs her own consulting firm in Los Angeles focusing on edtech implementation initiatives here in the U.S. and abroad. As part of(…)

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The U.S. and U.K. Joining Forces for Edtech Good

The U.S. and U.K. Joining Forces for Edtech Good

A joint effort between the former Minister of Education for England, Lord James Knight, the e-Learning Foundation from the U.K. and the 1:1 Institute from the U.S. brought together dignitaries and thought leaders in education from around the world. The Core was privileged to be invited and wanted to sit down with organizers Leslie Wilson and Valerie Thompson to further discuss education(…)

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Maine Strives for Education Excellence

Maine Strives for Education Excellence

The Core had the pleasure of speaking with Susan Williams and Jane Blais, both National Board Certified Teachers, who are working to support Maine’s teachers with professional development coinciding with TIF 3 and 4 Grants. The Maine Schools for Excellence initiative began in the 2010–11 school year as the result of a partnership with the(…)

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