If your classroom, school, or district is not a space where both students and staff are experiencing success then it is time to redesign this reality. If not, our work as educators falls dangerously in line with one definition of insanity, "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
You hold the power to redesign the reality of your classroom, school, and district; and, by doing so, can change the trajectory of students' lives for generations.
The bottom line is redesigning the reality of education begins with us, professional educators.
With site- and district-level experience in developing and implementing schoolwide systems of support, state and federal programs (e.g., Title I), and data-based decision making, we can assist schools and districts develop and implement programs that will increase graduation and college-going rates, enrollment, and Average Daily Attendance (ADA) while decreasing D/F rates and the number of students dropping out of school:
We can also assist with the organizing and writing of School Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Self Studies.
This practical and step-by-step book provides guidelines to assist schools in implementing a schoolwide program that provides a framework for a myriad of non-intrusive support and intervention opportunities; support that occurs in the middle of the school day and does not involve removing a student from one class to receive interventions for another.
This practical and step-by-step book details an effective and powerful dropout prevention and credit-recovery program that has kept hundreds of at-risk students in school while also rekindling their hope of graduating from high school.