During a recent visit to Allen Creek Elementary School in Pittsford, NY, Matt Davidson and I were able to witness many different ways that staff were utilizing Compacts-4-Excellence. It was exciting to observe a staff that so quickly picked up on this one Power2Achieve Tool and saw a myriad of ways they would use it […]
Following up on the previous post by Matt, a few thoughts: One thing that we know is important when it comes to making Power2Achieve “real” for schools is having a vision of how P2A Tools can be incorporated into existing teaching & learning practices in order to strengthen the impact of the content area educational […]
Last week I participated in the Ohio Schools of Character Summit at the Fawcett Center on the campus of Ohio State University. As part of my keynote address I was sharing how our evolving theory and tools for building the culture of excellence and ethics can move character education from “nice to necessary.” This is […]
On October 23rd Matt Davidson, President of IEE, and Dr. Tom Lickona, Director of the Center for the 4th & 5th R’s at SUNY-Corltand, received the 2010 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award from Character Counts In Iowa!
Do you ever wonder what changes occur after a day of professional development? Matt Davidson and I had the privilege of doing a training day in the Pittsford School District at Allen Creek Elementary School on August 26th and then returning there less than one month after school began. We walked away very impressed with […]
Every once in a while you come upon an idea that really helps you to make sense of things. For me it was the book, Trade-Off, which looks at how the balance of convenience and fidelity determines which products catch on and have staying power, and which products quickly fade away. It was in the context […]