By Katrina Schwartz, MindShift | June 8, 2017
When vice principal Tim Carlin arrived at Everitt Middle School in Jefferson County, Colorado, he wanted to hold a schoolwide assembly, a pretty common activity in most schools. But his principal told him that the school didn’t hold assemblies anymore because too many kids were getting suspended for bad behavior when they did. That was the first clue that the school culture was not positive at Everitt, and it was clear the negativity and stress were affecting, students, teachers and staff alike. Read more
By Karen Johnson, EdSurge.com | July 11, 2016
Last fall, Mancos worked with the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) to conduct a “readiness assessment” of its ability to support and train educators to adopt the new tool. Using a collaborative process, facilitators met with school leaders and teachers to tease out the most critical professional development needs. In larger districts, a representative team often holds this “consensus meeting,” but in the 50-teacher Mancos district, the entire staff participated—and they weren’t shy about saying what they wanted.
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