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Proud School Turnaround - Academic Gains with Positive Climate

Our school leaders deal with the challenge of meeting increasing State mandates and student needs everyday.  A wonderful network of educators will be in Nashville October 29th to November 1st to share inspiring stories like the one below, as well as strategies to create an environment where students AND staff will realize their potential.  Please consider sending a representative from your school to learn about positive alternatives to control oriented mandates. Please read on to learn…See More
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I am the chairperson of the LI Social Emotional Literacy Forum and am very interested in creating more responsive schools through Invitational Education. This is a practice that asks educators to communicate in ways that demonstrate respect, trust, optimism, care and intentionality. For my full time job, I'm the Director of Fine and Performing Arts for the Huntington School District. Contact me at 631-673-2106 or jrfretz@optonline.net.

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Proud School Turnaround - Academic Gains with Positive Climate

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Our school leaders deal with the challenge of meeting increasing State mandates and student needs everyday.  A wonderful network of educators will be in Nashville October 29th to November 1st to share inspiring stories like the one below, as well as strategies to create an environment where students AND staff will realize their potential.  Please consider sending a representative from your school to learn about positive alternatives to control oriented mandates. Please read on to learn…

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Creating Responsive Schools Through Invitational Education

Posted on March 22, 2008 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

In many respects, the success of AIS and RtI strategies are dependent upon how inviting the teacher is when delivering the instruction. If the teacher does not see the student as able, valued and responsible, the chances of the student accepting the invitation to learn are slim.



I'm interested in sharing information with my colleagues about Invitational Education. This practice provides simple and powerful strategies for school adults to maintain an intentional stance of respect,… Continue

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At 3:18pm on March 11, 2011, Eileen Kelly said…
Hi Joan!  I hope that you are doing well.  I wanted to let you know that Scott Fried will be coming to the high school on Wednesday, March 16th, from 6:30-8pm to speak about “AIDS, Love and the Secret Lives of Teenagers," with the Natural Helpers.  Please feel free to stop by if you have never seen him speak.  http://www.scottfried.com/          - Eileen
At 7:24am on March 25, 2008, Ellen Rappaport said…
you're welcome!
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Ellen
At 10:42pm on March 22, 2008, William Brennan, Ed.D. said…
Thanks Joan. Welcome aboard!
 
 
 

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