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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays — and THANK YOU!!! We know that the holiday season is extra-challenging for educators, and we just want you to know that we appreciate all that you do.  And we look forward to supporting your work in 2018! __________________________________ Have you joined the FREE Break Barriers Together community?  The Facebook group is designed exclusively for educators.  We share …

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Break Barriers Together — Getting Resistant Staff on Board

You get excited about a change initiative.  You know it’s going to make a big difference with student engagement and learning.  You can’t wait to begin! But then, when you roll out the idea, teachers have lots of questions.  They don’t seem as enthusiastic as you thought they would be.  They’re worried about this and that and the other.  You …

Building Relationships for Stronger Schools

When most people think about schools, they picture a building with kids, teachers, and in some cases, sports. They don’t think much about the less obvious things that determine how staff, students, parents, and local businesses see the school. In reality, the success of the school depends on relationships of many kinds. There are, of course, relationships between teachers and …