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Creating a Cohesive School Culture

cves By Alexa Sorden, Founding Principal of Concourse Village Elementary School, NYC   At Concourse Village Elementary School, our school motto is “it takes a village to educate a child.” To get the best results, everyone in the village needs to
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Better Together: Thoughts on Recovery from Irma and Harvey

blog-png-james James Dean is a fellow Floridian and has represented Thinking Maps for 17 years.  Prior to that James was a Palm Beach County mathematics coordinator and classroom teacher.  He shares his thoughts on the recent hurricane and the many communities
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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

logo_square_thinkingmaps Kevin Dougherty is our Director of Business Development at Thinking Maps and represents TMI in Texas.  As an educator and resident of Texas for many years, this message is very close to his heart. Hurricane Harvey’s historic levels of rainfall and resulting floods have already
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People, Process, and Product!

businessman-2245098_1920 Admittedly, I am a reality show junkie! After a long, fulfilling day working with schools and districts, addressing email, and connecting with my family, I love nothing more than escaping to a reality show.   One of my favorites is
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Using Thinking Maps to Support High Quality Questions and Deepen Accountable Talk

sip By Kati Pearson (Director of Teaching and Learning) and Hana Insanally, Julie Staton, & Bianca Williams (School Improvement Program Specialists),Lake County Schools, Florida
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My Year Without Target (And Other New Year’s Resolutions)

white-male-1874779_640 Last summer I made a very tough decision to live life without Target. Yes, Target! The store with the Red Bullseye logo. I did this for a number of reasons (many of which are unimportant) but what is important, is
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Growing the Creative Executive Brain

motivatedbrain #5 in a series from The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt   How many times have you heard, or even said, “My students can’t do that!”  I remember when the graduation
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A New Definition of Rigor

screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-11-16-04-am Educators across the country are discussing “Rigor” and how to incorporate it into their classroom instruction:   “Our lessons must be more rigorous.” “We must increase the rigor of our assessments.” “Does this book possess the necessary rigor for that
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Does Your Brain Want to Learn? 5 Strategies to Promote Active Processing

motivatedbrain #4 in a series from The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt   So far in this series we’ve talked about the importance of stimulating the SEEKING system of the brain through
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Pokémon Go (Uh-Oh)!

image Come one, come all- Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! “Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you. So get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the
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