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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  The entire community is responsible for a child’s well-being. Everything is about relationships. Our interpersonal relationships with children are those that most people are aware of. However, as adults, there is a communal relationship we have to children that most people are unaware of – and in many ways, it is one that is just as…

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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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Your Career Path Wasn’t Mapped Out Ahead of Time. Our Kids’ Won’t Be Either. But We CAN Prepare Them. Imagine being handed a plan, a prescription of steps to take if you will, at the age of 16 or 17 that will get you to age 30, or 45, or 65. It’s laughable, and kind of depressing to…

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This list is for everyone. Teachers, school leaders, coaches, parents, community members, students… basically anyone who has ever known, loved or been a kid. If that’s you, read on. Wherever you are heading this September, I recommend you pack these attitudes in your backpack/briefcase/Louis Vuitton/lunchbox. And I suggest packing them along side your self-confidence (they’re already…

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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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