Turnaround for Children’s Building Blocks for Learning is a framework for the development of skills children need for success in school and beyond. Each element represents a set of evidence-based skills and mindsets that have been proven by research to strongly correlate to, and even predict, academic achievement.
Children living in poverty often endure stress from adverse experiences, such as exposure to violence, loss of a loved one or homelessness. Unfortunately, most schools aren’t designed to address the impact of stress on learning. Pamela Cantor, M.D.
As currently constituted, schools alone aren’t capable of doing the job society has asked them to do. Academic achievement remains highly correlated with socio-economic income, despite decades of education reform.
Video 5 of 5 Dr. Saul Rubinstein joins Dr. Patrick Dolan in discussing the need for strong union-district partnerships that provide opportunities to jointly listen and learn about school improvement efforts in school sites in ways that strengthen and support teaching and learning in classrooms. Dr.
Video 4 of 5 Dr. Patrick Dolan provides an overview of how to establish an organizational change process in school systems through union-management partnerships in schools and districts. School and district level “learning teams” linked to the work of subject and grade level collaboration teams provide listening and learning opportunities that help to create authentic goals and measures to track and commu...
Video 3 of 5 Using Michael Fullan’s Coherence Framework, Dr. W. Patrick Dolan and Dr. Saul Rubinstein, explore how organizations develop collaborative structures and processes to set direction and goals for the school. These common goals increase both ownership and accountability among students and staff in ways that can enhance instructional practices and student learning.
Video 2 of 5 Dr. W. Patrick Dolan uses Michael Fullan’s Coherence Framework to describe how collaborative structures and processes help to establish and clarify improvement goals, measurements and accountability in ways that enable practitioners to focus on pedagogy and student learning. Dr.
Video 1 of 5 Dr. Saul Rubinstein, Rutgers University, and his colleague Dr. John McCarthy, Cornell University, have been leading a national research project to investigate the impact of labor-management collaboration (LMC) on student learning.
Video 2 of 2 Learn how the Partnership for Resilience, originally known as the “Southland Education and Health Initiative,” is working with teachers, administrators, and health care professionals to meet the needs of students impacted by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Regional Teacher Union Reform Network (TURN) meetings bring together teams of union, teacher, school and district leaders to engage in powerful conversations about the challenges facing education in local communities and across the country. The goal is to seek opportunities to work jointly to ensure all students succeed.