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Rewiring School Culture

Rewiring School Culture

Issues of school culture make for good press and discussion amongst theorists. Dr. Todd Whitaker, a former teacher and principal at multiple levels, has come out with a new book through ASCD that contextualizes culture giving readers a transparent and honest look at transforming the hallways and classrooms of their campuses. Whitaker’s passion for education(…)

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The Reinvention of U.S. Public Education with Steven Hodas

The Reinvention of U.S. Public Education with Steven Hodas

Steven Hodas continues to provide unique perspectives to a clamoring audience of education leaders and innovators desperate to reinvent public education in the U.S. Hodas most recent post as Executive Director for NY city’s iZone or Office of Innovation within the department of ed provided a path lit with promise sadly undone by the political machine.(…)

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Handwriting in Education is Back!

Handwriting in Education is Back!

Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO of MyScript, spent time with the Core to discuss cutting-edge handwriting recognition solutions that have begun to impact classrooms around the world. MyScript’s advanced knowledge of handwriting resulted from years of research utilizing over 150 experts around the world. The Core encourages you to watch the video below to see the wide-spread(…)

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National Education Week 2014

National Education Week 2014

The National Education Initiative’s Chairman, Devin Schain, joined us to talk about their upcoming National Education Week event being held in Washington D.C. Schain believes that the Baltimore-D.C.-Virginia corridor are to education what the Silicon Valley is to technology and he is focused on advancing the conversation through his Thought Leadership Summit as the highlight(…)

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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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Can We Find Sanity in Teaching?

Can We Find Sanity in Teaching?

ASCD Author Mike Anderson spent time with the Core to discuss his book The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out. We first met Anderson at ASCD 2014 in Los Angeles last month. Anderson had been speaking about the choices he had to make between being a good father and(…)

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