Bridging The Greatest Opportunity Divide The heart of Amy Carrier’s model and mission. This work is copyrighted 2012-2016 © Perhaps the greatest opportunity divide that exists for all American K-12 public school students is the unsupported transition between high school and adulthood. Students are ill-prepared and sent into the world without adequate knowledge, skills, and…

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Here’s the reality: Most school-business partnerships fail. Why? They need a third-party in the early stages to establish a mutually beneficial, reciprocal partnership agreement and ensure that all the sticky questions are asked and answered, but almost none have such a person looking out for both sides. Unfortunately, (and not dissimilar from other types of…

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Dear Awesome Grown-up, Do you know how important you are?   You are important for many reasons. You do important work, you make a difference in the lives of those you love, and you’re so darned witty – and generally more so on Friday nights for some reason. You’re important to your team at work. You’re…

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“What are some real/practical solutions to the Ferguson issue and the Fergusons across the nation?” That’s a huge question. My friend posed it on Facebook and said she is collecting answers. I have one average to huge sized answer. It does not address all of the facets of the issue, the history and the complex…

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Okay, so you get the concept of differentiation and its role in helping students think about where they belong in society. (Haven’t read Part 1 of this series? Click here.) Your dreams are different from mine, so our kids’ dreams differ from each other child’s as well. Where, then, do we start differentiating for real life? Answer:…

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Student-centered. Differentiated. Tailored instruction. Individualized learning plans.  No matter what you call it, we’re talking about helping our students take different avenues to the same learning objective. Each of these buzzwords and phrases suggests that we teach in such a way that we are reaching – and having an important impact on – the individual…

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Finally turned my slides from my 2013 IGNITE presentation at the 2013 National Institute for Student Centered Education INSPIRE conference into a SlideShare presentation with audio… only to learn that they are disabling the audio track feature as of Friday 2/28. ***So get it while you can!*** Five minutes of your time gets you a…

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