Joan Fretz
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  • Huntington, NY
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Social Emotional Learning: The LI SEL Forum

The LI SEL Forum (LI SELF) is dedicated to helping schools create a positive climate while fostering the development of social and emotional skills for adults and students.  See More
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Social Emotional Learning: The LI SEL Forum

The LI SEL Forum (LI SELF) is dedicated to helping schools create a positive climate while fostering the development of social and emotional skills for adults and students.  See More
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Joan Fretz replied to Michael Keany's discussion Becoming an Invitational Leader: - March 10, 2016 - Western Suffolk BOCES
"How do successful school leaders restore optimism, respect, and trust in stressful learning environments?  10 Long Island Schools are actively using Invitational Theory and Practice to frame their approach to communicating with students, staff,…"
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Invitational Education

Invitational Education is a self-concept approach to creating a positive school climate.  Inviting educators communicate with intentionally optimistic, respectful, trustworthy and caring words and actions. These inviting strategies help all stakeholders to see themselves as able, valuable, and responsible, which then motivates them to take charge of their learning and choose beneficial actions.  Inviting schools enjoy increased academic success, attendance, effort, collaboration, positive…See More
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"What can school leaders do to insure that student and staff motivation flourishes in an age of testing and evaluation?  Inviting educators around the world use Invitational Education strategies to become skillful communicators who positively…"
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Invitational Education

Invitational Education is a self-concept approach to creating a positive school climate.  Inviting educators communicate with intentionally optimistic, respectful, trustworthy and caring words and actions. These inviting strategies help all stakeholders to see themselves as able, valuable, and responsible, which then motivates them to take charge of their learning and choose beneficial actions.  Inviting schools enjoy increased academic success, attendance, effort, collaboration, positive…See More
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Invitational Education

Invitational Education is a self-concept approach to creating a positive school climate.  Inviting educators communicate with intentionally optimistic, respectful, trustworthy and caring words and actions. These inviting strategies help all stakeholders to see themselves as able, valuable, and responsible, which then motivates them to take charge of their learning and choose beneficial actions.  Inviting schools enjoy increased academic success, attendance, effort, collaboration, positive…See More
Dec 29, 2015

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Tell our School Leadership 2.0 community a little bit about yourself. Feel free to post your email address and website. Also feel free to list your areas of interest. This will help other members dialogue with you.
I'm a retired school administrator now serving as an educational consultant and the Executive Director of the International Alliance for Invitational Education. I am available to help your school become an award-winning inviting school through Invitational Theory and Practice and create global learning experiences and exchange programs with our inviting school partners around the world. Contact me at 631-553-2620 or joan.fretz@invitationaleducation.net.
What is your present job title?
Staff Developer
At what school level do you work?
K-12
Where do you work?
Suffolk County NY

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Proud School Turnaround - Academic Gains with Positive Climate

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

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 7:24am on March 25, 2008, Ellen Rappaport said…
you're welcome!
Regards
Ellen
At 10:42pm on March 22, 2008, William Brennan, Ed.D. said…
Thanks Joan. Welcome aboard!
 
 
 

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