Empowering Through the Growth Mindset

Standardized tests can be really hard on kids’  self esteem. They send the message that a child’s worth is defined by a number. A few months ago, my school administered middle-of-year testing. Once the results came in, I had a conversation with one student about her performance so far during the year. She identified that her…

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It’s Testing Season…

… And there’s a lot of tension in the air. At least at my school, teachers are constantly talking about standards and data and rigor. Everyone is stressed out! I needed to take a break from the testing madness and get some thoughts out about why I do what I do and who exactly I…

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Vote for Ezra!

This week, we received a message from a proud mom. Her 9-year-old son, Ezra, has been selected as a finalist for Sports Illustrated SportsKid of the Year. Of the six finalists, he is the only athlete with a physical disability. Ezra has set seven national track and field records, is a great basketball and football…

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Paralympian Knows No Limits

Stephen Campbell is a 27 Northern Irish Paralympic swimmer. He lost his sight at the age of 16 and now is totally blind. Campbell was a student at the University of Ulster at Magee in Co Londonderry, degree in Multimedia Computing and Design, he worked in September 2010 with Microsoft in Dublin as part of…

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