Mind Your Business

Heard of mindful learning? Want to know what brain-based learning really entails? Need to see a brain-compatible classroom in action? Stroll the halls of Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School in Jacksonville, NC, and when you hit the fourth/fifth grade hall, enter the first classroom on your right. Welcome to Mrs. Christian’s Class!  A huge, blue vinyl…

Comfort…More than a Name

REFLECTIONS:  We believe reflection is a critical component of professional growth. Reflecting on the learning happening around us not only provides an insight to improve how we consult with educators but also supplies us the impetus to deepen how we go about the work we do.  After all, if we are not learning from our experiences, we are…

Fieldtripping

A Reflection from our Chief Executive Officer Dutchess Maye: When I receive an invitation to attend special events, speak for occasions, or interact with students, I am not likely to tell a school for which I consult “no.” Opportunities such as these give me greater insight into what makes great schools, what creates a community of individuals, and…

A School in Action: Creek Clean Up

We are not sure when we have seen such innovative applications of learning in the real world that not only include beautifying the school but actually impacting the community! The work that Lowe’s Grove Magnet Middle STEM School of Technology has been doing makes a normal Project-Based Learning initiative look minimal, but in essence that is exactly…

IMPACT Model

  We are making an IMPACT–in more ways than one. The IMPACT Model defines six elements we believe to be critical components for propelling positive, growth-producing professional learning for any organization.     Instructional Practice: Instructional practice identifies the targeted methodologies or pedagogical practices and their underlying concepts which form the content of the expected…