Inspirational Stories

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Roosevelt Elementary School (Wauwatosa, WI)

Elizabeth Schmid, a kindergarten teacher, shared the following reflection about working in a PLC. Her insights capture the powerful sense of self-efficacy that teachers feel when . . . Read more

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Park View Middle School

Despite huge budget cuts, one middle school principal is happy that his staff has spent the last 4 years working together on a system of supports within the school day. In . . . Read more

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Changing Attitudes

This past school year, we implemented a schedule that allowed for a release of students on all Wednesday afternoons. The first Wednesday of each month was a full student body . . . Read more

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Winston Churchill Elementary School

Never Give Up "Ensuring student success" is our district motto. Yet, every teacher has that one student that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to believe that . . . Read more

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Richard Gird Elementary School

Last year, the Richard Gird Elementary School staff began the process of "collaboration" through grade levels. Grade levels began to have discussions about student . . . Read more

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Yuma High School

Story courtesy of Yuma Pioneer Down list going down at YHS Thursday, March 12, 2009 Writer: Tony Rayl The numbers on the downlist are going down as the students' . . . Read more

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Churchill Elementary School (Schaumburg, IL)

Never Give Up "Ensuring student success" is our district motto. Yet, every teacher has that one student that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to believe that . . . Read more

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Mullenix Ridge Elementary

Collegial Learning at Mullenix Ridge Elementary The energy in the room is exhilarating and as I draw our staff meeting to a close, the majority of our teachers do not leave. . . . Read more

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Endeavour Elementary Magnet School of Technology

Reconstitute, Rebuild, Rejoice! Our journey began one year after our school received an "F" grade based on the Florida State Accountability System and Florida . . . Read more

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Southmoreland Middle School

The true meaning of success! I have been teaching in the same school for over 10 years. I always "thought" I was a good teacher, sometimes even feeling I was a great . . . Read more

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Marylin Avenue Elementary School

Changing Lives and Inspiring Others to Make a Difference I started my first year as principal in 2005-2006 at Marylin Avenue Elementary School in Livermore, California. Many . . . Read more

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Hardisty School (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Working from isolation to collaboration is the key to consistent success and steady growth. Three and one half years ago we started on our journey. Upon hearing of the success of . . . Read more

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Volusia Pines Elementary School

Teachers at Volusia Pines Elementary in Lake Helen, FL are making great strides in student achievement for all. The third grade recently established a goal to increase math . . . Read more

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Curtis Middle School

At Curtis Middle School, we are currently in the planning stages of answering question 3 of a Professional Learning Community; What do we do when student don't learn? After . . . Read more

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Churchill School (Homewood, IL)

I am principal of Churchill School in Homewood, Illinois. Homewood School District 153 is in the southern suburbs of Chicago and serves a racially and economically diverse . . . Read more

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