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New Book Release: foreword by Jon Saphier

The authors of this book showcase how to make the most of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by fully committing to the PLC at Work™ process. Learn how professional learning communities (PLCs) can be integrated with the ESSA education bill to improve student learning.

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New Book Release (Anthology with a chapter by Jon Saphier)

See Jon's chapter on how leaders build strong Adult Professional Culture in this dynamic new book: Future Directions of Educational Change.

Call our office at 978-263-9449 if you are interested in presentations about Adult Culture for your leaders.

Announcing 2017 Summer Programs

The 2017 Summer Programs to be offered at the RBT Conference Center in Acton, MA are now posted.

Article in Principal Magazine January 2017 by Jon Saphier

Get Students to Believe In Themselves: Read Article by Jon Saphier in the February 2017 Phi Delta Kappan Online!

 

New Book Release - High Expectations Teaching: How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act on "Smart is Something You Can Get"

The new release debunks the myth of fixed intelligence. For all the productive conversation around "mindsets," what's missing are the details of how to convince our discouraged and underperforming students that "smart is something you can get."

Learning About Racism and White Privilege

By Jon Saphier - September 29, 2016: Issues of race and the experience of people of color in America are more central in our national conversation and the media than I can remember since the Civil Rights Era of the 50s and 60s. Bringing this experience to the surface is a good thing.

Time to Be Tackling Racial Bias in the Classroom

Jon Saphier - May 24, 2016: Racism is a social construct that operates as a system of oppression based on race. It operates everywhere, even inside the best intentioned of educators. Racism is built on stereotypes and expressed in various forms of oppression.

Why Teachers Need Cultural Proficiency

Jon Saphier - May 20, 2016: Changing demographics have made a “should” into a “must” for American teachers. Cultural proficiency produces behaviors that acknowledge and value the culture of those different from oneself. It develops out of being curious and wanting to learn about other people and their cultures.

Successful Teaching

Jon Saphier - March 9, 2016: This short video describes the elements required for successful teaching. Most people don't realize how complex teaching really is.

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